The owner of a clothes shop within the district is the latest contestant to enter ITV2 show Love Island.

Francesca Allen, 23, is the owner of clothing boutique, Bonnie & Clyde, on High Road, Loughton and the 32nd person hoping to find love on the hit show.

The store is based less than ten doors down from brunch bar Skillet, the business founded by late Love Islander, Mike Thalassitis, who died in March 2019.

Miss Allen first appeared in last night’s episode where she was shown entering with new fellow contestant, Chris Taylor, 28, a business development manager from Leicester.

The fashion entrepreneur is the third person to hail from Essex to appear in the fifth series of Love Island.

She will be the only one representing the county after 26-year-old Elma Pazar and George Rains were both dumped on day 10 and day 36 respectively.

Over 21,000 people currently follow Miss Allen’s Bomnie & Clyde boutique on Instagram where she regularly posts the latest items in store.

Photographs on her official Instagram page also showed her enjoying trips to Selfridges and Harrods and dining at luxury Chigwell restaurant, Sheesh.

Her Instagram shows photographs of her and her friends partying at a number of Essex nightclubs.

The 23-year-old has got her eyes on islanders Anton Danyluk from Scotland and professional dancer Curtis Pritchard, from Shropshire, as she loves his "snake hips".

Love Island’s latest episode will air tonight, 9pm, on ITV2.