Who is Love Island’s new girl Antigoni Buxton? Who is her famous mum? Everything you need to know about the bombshell including her celeb pals and her glam Instagram snaps
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There’s a new girl entering the Love Island villa on Wednesday night’s show, as ITV bosses line up sizzling singer Antigoni Buxton to stir up drama.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Islander…
Who is Love Island’s new bombshell?
The 26-year-old is a singer-songwriter from London and told how she was inspired to take part in the show out of a desire to have ‘as many new experiences as possible’.
‘I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun. I’m a Cypriot girl and I love being in the sun. I’ve got nothing to lose!’ she says.
Bombshell: There’s a new girl entering the Love Island villa on Wednesday night’s show, as ITV bosses line up sizzling singer Antigoni Buxton to stir up drama
Who is Antigoni’s famous mum Toni?
Antigoni is no stranger to the world of television as her mother is celebrity chef Tonia Buxton, 54, who’s a regular guest on Sunday Brunch.
Antigoni’s mother Toni shared her excitement at her daughter entering the villa, writing on Instagram on Tuesday night: ‘I can not believe that my @antigoni is in the Love Island Villa, she mentioned she would be sunbathing this week I didn’t think she meant in Mallorca!’
Sweet: Antigoni’s mother Toni shared her excitement at her daughter entering the villa, saying she was ‘excited’ to watch the show and that she knows she’ll ‘make her proud’
Screen time: Antigoni is no stranger to the world of television as her mother is celebrity chef Tonia Buxton, 54, who’s a regular guest on Sunday Brunch
Cute: Antigoni’s mother Toni shared her excitement at her daughter entering the villa in a sweet Instagram post
She added: ‘We are all so excited for you and know you will be amazing! You have always been an island girl, so I know you will fit right in!
‘Hoping you all love and support my girl, I know she will make us proud! ❤️
‘Tune in to my stories every night where I will be commentating the show, or trying to! #loveisland.’
Who is her Love Island star ex boyfriend?
Antigoni is the ex-girlfriend of 2018 Islander Jack Fowler, 26.
The curly-haired beauty had been in a nine-year relationship with her childhood sweetheart before they split up so she could focus on music.
Former flame: Antigoni is the ex-girlfriend of 2018 Islander Jack Fowler, 26
She then dated former Islander Jack for a few months, but their romance fizzled out.
Antigoni has referenced her love life in her music, including single Red Flag, which she released earlier this year.
The song is about her desire to meet men with ‘red flags’ in order not to fall in love having just got out of a longterm relationship.
But now singletons with ‘green flags’ are very much on the agenda as she’s looking to find a man to settle down with on Love Island.
Popular: Antigoni has over 32.2k followers on Instagram, with the number jumping up by over 10k since it was announced she was entering the villa
Antigoni says: ‘I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.’
‘I’ve only ever been in love once – I don’t think I’ve been in love since. I think I fall in lust and infatuation quickly.’
How many Instagram followers does Antigoni have?
Antigoni has over 32.2k followers on Instagram, with the number jumping up by over 10k since it was announced she was entering the villa.
Her page features an array of glamorous bikini pictures and photos of her family including snaps with her mum Toni and famous faces like Anthony Joshua.
Addictive: Antigoni’s latest single Hit List was released last month while the singer shared an acoustic version to her Instagram this week
Famous friends: Antigoni hosted a star-studded event in April to launch her single Red Flag, which was attended by the likes of boxer Anthony Joshua
What is her job?
The bombshell isn a singer/songwriter whose music has been described as a mix of ‘hip hop with UK beats and Greek/Middle Eastern elements’.
Antigoni released a new single called Hit List just weeks before entering the villa.
A pal told MailOnline: ‘Antigoni is certainly going to turn some heads. She’s great fun and is naturally very beautiful, as well as being talented with a good head on her shoulders.
‘Her music has always been her priority, but she just couldn’t turn down the chance to go on Love Island as she’s a big fan of the show and it also means she’s guaranteed a fun summer.’
Talent: The curly-haired beauty had been in a nine-year relationship with her childhood sweetheart before they split up so she could focus on music, which is her absolute passion
Antigoni was signed to Island Records when she was 20 by former president Darcus Beese, the man who also signed Amy Winehouse to the label.
In April this year she also hosted a star-studded event to launch her single Red Flag, which was attended by the likes of boxer Anthony Joshua.
And she says she’ll break out her skills in the villa if it helps her bag a guy, laughig about her pick-up technique: ‘I’ll grab my guitar and play a song.’
Who will she couple up with on Love Island?
‘I won’t know who I’m feeling until I get in there – I need to meet somebody in person and see their energy and vibe,’ the blonde says of who she’s got her eye on.
Newcomer: ‘I won’t know who I’m feeling until I get in there – I need to meet somebody in person and see their energy and vibe,’ the blonde says of who she’s got her eye on
She’s clear about who gives her ‘the ick’ though, declaring: ‘Someone who is stingy! It’s not about money but I think being stingy is a character trait and it coincides with someone who is quite selfish with their time.’
And she’s looking for the real deal, gushing: ‘When I’m into somebody, I’m very much all about them. My culture is a very open, generous culture and I like to think I carry that trait as a girlfriend. I really put 100% into somebody when I like them. I would also like that back!’
‘It’s not my intention to tread on anyone’s toes but if I feel the energy from somebody and that connection then in a very open and honest way, I will explore that but I’ll be transparent with everyone in the situation.’
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Antigoni Buxton
Why Love Island? I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.
‘I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’
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