New Love Island contestant Ruchee reveals why she turned down show in 2021 before signing up two years later

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LOVE Island contestant Ruchee turned down doing the show in 2021 after being approached when she had a boyfriend.

The 24-year-old beautician was given a second chance two years later – and jumped at the opportunity after splitting from her ex.

Ruchee Gurung is set to impress in this year’s villa

She is a 24-year-old beautician

Ruchee said!: “I just didn’t feel like it was the right time. And then obviously, they reached out to me again, a couple of months ago.

“I was like: ‘you know what, this is a sign, this is the second time. I’m single, I’m grown, I’m 24. I’ve got my s**t together. Let me just try it and apply for it.’

“So yeah, I did it and now I’m here!”

Ruchee is one of ten sexy singletons who has so far signed up for the summer Love Island 2023.

The original line-up includes supermodel Ella Thomas, Jess Harding, a beauty clinic owner, semi-professional footballer Tyrique Hyde and Mehdi Edno, a French model.

Speaking to ITV before going into the villa Ruchee 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.”

She added: “I’m really caring, when I’m with someone I’m all about them.

When asked about icks, she said to ITV: “Guys with no ambition. I also get the ick if I see a guy wearing white jeans and red trainers.

“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.”

A summer of love starts next week