New Love Island contestants Shannon Singh and Hugo Hammond tipped as favourites by bookmakers

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New Love Island contestants Shannon Singh and Hugo Hammond have been chosen as this year's favourites by bookmakers.

This year's ITV2 Islanders were recently announced and bookies have already announced the top ones.

According to Betfair, model Shannon, from Fife, is the 5/2 favourite to be the top girl in the dating series while PE teacher Hugo has the same odds for top male.

24-year-old Hugo is the show's first disabled star and was born with clubfoot. Not only is he a PE teacher, but the hunk has also played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability).

"I’ve been everywhere to play cricket. I was born with clubfoot. I had lots of operations when I was a kid," he revealed.

"You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short Achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tiptoes."

Shannon said it was a "once in a lifetime opportunity"
(Image: ITV)

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Meanwhile, Shannon joined the show as it is a "once in a lifetime opportunity".

"I used to be a glamour model when I was 18/19," she confessed. "I loved those days, I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of, they were my glory days.

"Now I’m more on Instagram / YouTube. I’ve done a bit of commercial modelling. I can DJ as well."

Top female

  • Shannon Singh – 5/2
  • Kaz Kamwi – 3/1
  • Sharon Gaffka 4/1
  • Faye Winer 6/1
  • Liberty Poole – 6/1
  • Chloe Burrows – 8/1

Top Male

  • Hugo Hammond – 5/2
  • Toby Aromolaran – 7/2
  • Aaron Francis – 4/1
  • Brad McClelland – 4/1
  • Jake Cornish – 5/1

Hugo is the show's first disabled contestant
(Image: ITV)

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The ITV2 show is making its much-anticipated come-back next week after a year and a half away from the screen.

Ahead of the show, which is being filmed at a lavish villa in Mallorca, it was reported that the television hopefuls had their phones confiscated and were already in quarantine.

This year, Love Island bosses assured that it is taking the welfare of its cast very seriously as they gear up for a bumper series.

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*Love Island returns next Monday at 9pm on ITV2