Love Island's Dani Dyer reveals her famous dad's best advice and her pre-show beauty rituals

You might recognise her name...

30 May 2018

Counting down the hours until Love Island graces ITV2 again? Fret not; you're not alone.

After a first look at the official merchandise and the new love island cast of 2018, the time is FINALLY upon us. That's right, people, it's time to wave goodbye to your social life for eight weeks because Love Island 2018 is officially here.

If you're thirsty for the latest island gossip, GLAMOUR UK is here to help. We can give you a sneak peek at this year's most talked-about contestant: Dani Dyer (yes, of Danny Dyer offspring fame). We jetted into the villa in Mallorca to meet this year's islanders and here's everything you need to know about Dani...

I'm not in it for the fame game

Love Island is absolutely not a fame thing for me. My family have always been in the industry and it's not like I go from show to show. I'm single and I haven't been in a relationship for a couple of years, so it's not a fame thing. It annoys me when people suggest that.

I won't have sex on TV

I personally would not have sex on TV. That is not a thing for me. Whoever does it, I will have a chat with the girl about it, but on a personal level, it's just not something I'd do. If I like someone, of course I'm going to kiss him.

My mum and dad's best advice for the show

My dad just told me to be myself and have a good time - and don't be a melt around boys - because I'm not experienced when it comes to dating.
My mum loves it! She calls herself Kris Jenner; a very Canning Town Kris Jenner - she wears combat trousers and that. She loves all that.

I hope boys want to know me for me, not my dad

I hope the person I'm with will just want to get to know me for me and not do it for who my dad is, but I think you suss it out eventually. Hopefully I get some luck and it's easy and I get on with them straight away.
Guys aren't usually intimated because of my dad simply because I haven't really dated. I've only really had a couple of relationships and seen boys who haven't really met my dad. There's been a few comments about meeting my dad but I'm just like, 'Oh, shut up!'. I just blow it off and don't really talk about it with them.

My dad’s open and he’s like ‘Dan, you’ve got to do what you want to do and what makes you happy’ - he’s not sat there with a rulebook. But obviously because he is in the limelight, I wouldn’t want to do anything that can go back on him. But we’ll see. Because I haven’t been in there yet or experienced anything yet, I can’t really say.

I love being one of the boys

I love boy company. I always have - it’s different conversation. I love girls, you need them. But I do also want to be able to venture out and get to know everyone.

I'm quite low maintenance but I take great pride in my skin

I do love makeup but I don’t wear loads of it, just for my skin - like when I am out in the sun. I do like a bit of foundation and I have my lashes on, but I’m not great at it. Hopefully there’s a girl in there who can do hair and makeup because I’m useless. I had facials at Dermalogica because after shoots, where the makeup’s really full-on, my skin got really congested.

I love fitness and will work out in the villa

I did the half-marathon before I came; I loved that. I love my fitness and I love the gym so I will be exercising in the villa otherwise I’ll get... you’re wearing a bikini! I’ll bloat.

I'm not afraid of crying on TV

I am quite an emotional person. I don’t cry at everything, but if I am upset, then I’m not going to block it all in because I think that’s what ends up making you a mess. I give out good advice but I never take it. If someone’s down, I would always always want to be there for them and just make things a little bit easier.

I want a career in TV

I did a film before I came in here and I’m doing another one at the end of the year - so I’d love to do both in the future. I would love more TV work and some presenting. I just want to keep busy and take any opportunity now while I can. Then once I have kids, I’ll have to slow down.

Down-to-earth, thirsty for a career of her own and keen to step out of her dad's footsteps? We predict someone's going to be fast following in Daddy Dyer's footsteps...

Fancy joining Dani in the villa? It's not too late to apply for Love Island 2018: