EXCLUSIVE: Love Island bosses line up medical student Priya Gopaldas who worked on the Covid-19 frontline to lure the boys away from their partners in the final weeks of the series
Priya Gopaldas, 23, has spent the past week isolating in Mallorca ahead of her arrival on the ITV2 show, which could be later this week.
Four Islanders will leave after Thursday night’s episode following the results of a public vote, but it won’t be long until the numbers are bumped up again with fresh contestants – with Priya primed to make an appearance.
‘She has a heart of gold’: Medical student Priya Gopaldas (pictured) who worked in a Covid-19 ward during the pandemic is set to become the latest bombshell to enter Love Island villa
A TV source told MailOnline: ‘Priya will turn heads for sure. She’s beautiful, intelligent and has a heart of gold. The guys will be scrambling over her if she gets the nod.’
Priya is a fifth-year medical student at University College London and worked on the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit earlier this year.
She volunteered her services on the Covid ward post-Christmas, after students based at the UCL hospital were contacted asking if they could assist helping with the mounting cases.
She worked six day, 12 hour night shifts in the understaffed department, supporting doctors and nurses.
‘The guys will be scrambling over her’: Priya has spent the past week isolating in Mallorca ahead of her arrival on the ITV2 show, which could be later this week
Bombshell: Four Islanders will leave after tonight’s episode following the results of a public vote, but it won’t be long until new arrivals, including Priya make an appearance
Speaking in January, Priya said: ‘I decided to throw myself in at the deep end and take on the challenge of a 12-hour night shift, despite having never done one before.
‘I was shocked to see how ill the patients were. Most patients were intubated, ventilated and sedated, needing round the clock monitoring and care.’
Away from her studies, Priya is a keen runner and was aiming to complete a challenge of six marathons in six days later this year.
The Londoner is also a globe trotter, visiting countries including Tanzania, Macedonia, North America, Italy, Jamaica and France over the past two years – most of which she documented on her Instagram page which is littered with bikini pictures.
‘Soaking it all in’: Priya is a fifth year medical student at University College London and worked on the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit earlier this year
In tonight’s episode of Love Island, couples Amy and Hugo, Clarisse and Tyler plus Mary and Sam are at risk of being dumped from the villa.
The pairings came bottom of a public vote for the most popular couples and now remaining Islanders have to choose two contestants who will stay on the show.
The boys will have to choose one of Hugo, Tyler and Sam, while the girls must pick either Amy, Clarisse or Amy to remain.
Viewers suspect Hugo will be dumped from the villa, after MailOnline revealed this week producers have ‘grown tired’ of the teacher, who’s failed to find a romantic connection since starring on the series.
Incoming: Four Islanders will leave after Thursday night’s episode following the results of a public vote, but it won’t be long until the numbers are bumped up again with fresh contestants