Witham has its first representative in the newest series of Love Island.

The popular show made its long-awaited return on Monday night, following a two-year gap enforced by Covid.

Among those who entered the village is Kaz Kamwi from Witham.

The 26-year-old fashion blogger revealed in the first episode that she was from the town.

Kaz has more than 60,000 followers on Instagram and is understood to have worked with brands such as Primark and Iconic London.

She has described herself as "fun, dramatic, spontaneous", "friendly" and "light-hearted".

She added: "Life is a party – I’m not the mum in the group, my friends are not looking at me to look after them!"

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When asked about her worst ever date, she said: "A guy asked me out for dinner and he was ‘mystery dining’ the restaurant.

"I will never get over the fact that he made me pay, while he got to eat for free and he made me sit there while he did his review."

In the first episode Kaz partnered up with fellow Essex resident and semi-professional footballer Toby.

The 22-year-old plays for Hashtag United, which is based in Pitsea.

The new series comes as ITV announced brand new duty of care protocols following the intense scrutiny surrounding the deaths of former Love Island contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

Islanders will now be offered therapy sessions, social media and financial management training, mental and physical health screenings, alongside extensive aftercare following their stint in the villa.

Direct from Mallorca, the latest series is sure to provide respite from the grey skies of British summer time – and the villa has a firepit and beach hut to envy too.