‘I don’t think having sex on TV is for me’: Love Island’s Leanne Amaning reveals she won’t get steamy under the sheets but ‘can be a nightmare in meltdown mode’
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She is one of the new batch of singletons set to enter the £5.3million Cape Town villa for the winter series of Love Island.
But Leanne Amaning said she doesn’t think ‘having sex on TV is for me’ in an interview with MailOnline, ahead of the show.
While promising she can be a ‘nightmare in meltdown mode’, the customer service advisor, 22, said she has already had a discussion with her mother about everything ‘non-PG’.
No funny business: Leanne Amaning said she doesn’t think ‘having sex on TV is for me’ in an interview with MailOnline, as she’s set to enter to Love Island
‘I don’t think sex on TV is for me,’ Leanne said. ‘Who knows? But it’s not for me, I’ve already spoken to my mum about that.’
She added: ‘My mum found it really random [me joining the show], my dad loved it, but he hasn’t seen the show, so he’s in for a bit of a shock. Sorry daddy.
‘My friends all love it, they were like, “Leanne you’re not good at anything else, you need to go on Love Island, show your personality.”
Strict: While promising she can be a ‘nightmare in meltdown mode’, the customer service advisor, 22, said she has already had a discussion with her mother about everything ‘non-PG’
And Leanne, who has dubbed herself as the Beyoncé of Waltham Forest, could be a fiesty contestant among the islanders.
‘I’ve already said, I’m due to have a meltdown one hundred percent at some point in there, it’s a completely different side to me,’ The University of Nottingham graduate admitted.
‘I’m a mess. I’m a nightmare. There’s just no, what’s the word, comfort in me. I just have to let it out. I’m moany, I’m shouty, I’ll start crying, ranting.
Fiesty: ‘I’ve already said, I’m due to have a meltdown one hundred percent at some point in there, it’s a completely different side to me,’ Leanne admitted (pictured earlier this week)
‘I’ll be ranting and then yeah half an hour later I’ll be myself again.’
Leanne has never been in a relationship and appears to have already coined a new catchphrase for the 2020 series- ‘situationship’.
‘It’s where you can’t be bothered to have a relationship, but you know it’s just convenient,’ Leanne said.
‘I’ve had like so many situationships but I haven’t really had like an actual, got to the relationship stage yet? So, I mean I’ve been single, I guess forever. But a situationship-wise, I mean I’m always in one. ‘
Unlike previous years where many contestants have been scouted by producers, Leanne said she applied to take part.
Speaking of why she wants to be a part of Love Island, she told MailOnline: ‘I just wanted to do something different. I’d finished university and everything so I was like, “let’s do something random and wild, let’s go on Love Island.”
‘And yes, like a nice holiday and meet new people, hopefully meet someone nice.’
Love Island starts on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2.
Love Islander: Leanne has never been in a relationship and appears to have already coined a new catchphrase for the 2020 series- ‘situationship’ (pictured in June)
WINTER LOVE ISLAND 2020: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Pop star sibling: Sophie’s sister is Rochelle Humes
Name: Sophie Piper
Occupation: Medical PA
Claim to fame? Half-sister of The Saturdays star-turned-TV presenter Rochelle Humes.
Celebrity crush? ‘Anthony Joshua. Whenever I see him fight, I yell, “Come on, use your right hook!” I have no idea what I’m talking about.’
What song sums up your love life? ‘All By Myself by Celine Dion – that’s how it feels at the moment!’
Twinning: Love Island are instaling twins into the villa this year
Names: Eve and Jess Gale
Occupation: VIP hostesses and students
Claim to fame? [Eve] ‘Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex, messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left. Pop Smoke, the R‘n’B rapper, messaged me too.’
Party Trick: ‘We are the party trick!’
Land and gentry: Ollie believes that he ‘bosses the room wherever he goes’
Name: Ollie Williams
Occupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock
Claim to fame? ‘My father is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden. When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate.’
Dating disasters? Once got cat-fished by a 50-year-old man.
No no no! Shaughna won’t put up with f**kboys [anymore!]
Name: Shaughna Phillips
Occupation: Democratic services officer
Best feature? ‘My lips. I spent enough money on them!’
Celebrity crush? ‘[Love Island 2018 winner] Jack Fincham is a bit of me on toast!’
Dating disasters? ‘Being on a first date with a guy and getting a cab home to mine and my most recent ex-boyfriend was sat outside my house in his car crying!’
Leanne Leanne! ‘I’m a 10. If you don’t love yourself, who will?’
Name: Leanne Amaning
Occupation: Customer service advisor
Dating disasters? ‘A guy once started rapping acapella to me. I was sat there awkwardly and had to clap afterwards.’
How far are you prepared to go in the villa to get the guy you want? ‘If I want something, I’ll get it.’
Fancy a cuppa? Connor is a coffee bean salesman
Name: Connor Durman
Occupation: Coffee bean salesman
Fun Fact: He was a naked waiter in Sydney.
Dating history: ‘I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let’s just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate…’
You’re fired! Mike’s brother was on The Apprentice
Name: Mike Boateng
Occupation: Police Officer
Claim to fame? I know a few footballer friends from my football days. Dominic Calvert-Lewin played with me at Sheffield United. My brother, Samuel, was on The Apprentice a few years ago.’
Good at flirting? ‘I’m lucky because of my job I can use the cheeky lines about getting handcuffs out! It normally works!’
Love me, love me! Siânnise likes herself a bit of Romeo + Juliet-era Leo
Name: Siânnise Fudge
Occupation: Beauty consultant
Ideal man? ‘Tall dark and handsome – my friends call me Princess Jasmine. I’m after my own Aladdin, I guess.’
Celebrity crush? 90s Leonardo DiCaprio.
Got talent? Paige was on Britain’s Got Talent 2012 age 1. She sang in front of Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, leaving them impressed
Name: Paige Turley
Location: West Lothian
Claim to fame? ‘[Singer] Lewis Capaldi is my ex boyfriend. We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18. We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals.’
Oddly specific! ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish’
Name: Callum Jones
Ideal woman: ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish.’
Celebrity crush? Megan Fox.
What song sums up your love life? La Bouche, Be My Lover.
Name: Nas Majeed
Occupation: Sports science graduate and builder
Celebrity crush? Naomi Scott [Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of Aladdin].
…and while many of the first batch of contestants won’t last very long, there’ll be more sent through the door in due course…