ITV2's latest series of Love Island has begun for its summer series, and one of its contestants is from Sutton.

Ruchee Gurung was among the first 10 contestants announced for the new series of the dating show.

In the first instalment of the 2023 summer series she was paired with Medhi by the public, but by the end of the episode she was looking for an out.

With the girls given an opportunity by host Maya Jama to step forward if they weren't happy with their partner, Ruchee and fellow Islander Jess Harding came forward.

Now new bombshell Zachariah has a chance to pick one of them to couple up with at the start of the next episode.

But who is Ruchee and how did she end up coming on Love Island?

Who is Love Island contestant Ruchee Gurung?

Ruchee is a 24-year-old beautician hailing from Sutton in south west London.

She describes herself as "really caring", and has already given viewers a hint of what they can expect from her stint in the villa, the Radio Times reports.

"When I'm with someone I’m all about them," she said.

"I’m also really loyal and love doing nice things for the people that are special to me. My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships."

When asked why she wanted to sign up for the show she said: "I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone.

"I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me. So I’m looking forward to hopefully finding the right person in the villa."

In terms of what sort of partner she's looking for she expressed that she wasn't a fan of "guys with no ambition" and fashion sense was also crucial.

"I also get the ick if I see a guy wearing white jeans and red trainers," she said.

"Another one is super skinny jeans when they look like leggings. Fashion is such an important thing for me. If I go on a date and the guy isn’t wearing something I like, I’m going home."

Love Island is available to watch on ITV2 and ITVX on weekdays and Sundays from 9 pm