Paige Thorne has already spoken about her desire to return to her work as a paramedic after her stint on Love Island – here’s everything you need to know about her job.
The Welsh cast member was one of 11 contestants to enter the Love Island villa on Monday night.
She’s quickly taken a shine to Luca Bish, with the pair already having a pretty WTF conversation about their favourite sex positions.
Paige is already well-liked by viewers and is lining up as one of the favourites to reach the final already.
She’s also gained praise from those watching at home after it was revealed she works as a paramedic.
The 24-year-old insisted it’s the only thing she can imagine doing as a job and will ‘definitely’ return after her stint on the show, despite the majority of the other islanders carving out careers as influencers.
‘I’ll 100% go back to being a paramedic, it sounds cliche and stuff but it is who I am. I’m a people’s person, I love the elderly, and I couldn’t think of not doing that as my career and my job,’ she told Metro.co.uk and other press.
‘So I’m definitely going back.’
The islander hasn’t posted any pictures from her work on her social media profiles, but she’s already spoken out about being a paramedic in her home city of Swansea.
She became a paramedic after graduating from university with a degree in Paramedic Science, qualifying six months before the outbreak of Covid.
Paige also admitted she only gave her bosses ‘three weeks notice’ that she would be leaving for the Majorcan sunshine.
‘I didn’t tell my bosses in advance, I probably gave them nowhere near enough time that I should have. But you don’t find out until really close to the time if you get on the show. I didn’t want to risk my chances and start saying stuff beforehand.
‘I gave them three weeks’ notice, which left it all a bit up in the air because I didn’t give enough time but yeah,’ she told press ahead of entering the villa.
Paige originally said that she wanted to go on the dating show to ‘break out and broaden my horizons’, after not having much luck dating back home.
However, she’s unsurprisingly already made it clear she’ll be the mum of the villa and cheer everyone up if they’re down.
Asked what she’ll bring to the show, she said: ‘Just positive energy, lots of bubbly energy.
‘I am a good cook and I’m quite mumsy so I’ll look after anyone that needs looking after.’
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.