Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson and Jack Fowler have emerged as the ‘most fancied’ duo from this year’s series, according to research.

A poll found 23% selected 22-year-old semi-pro footballer Jack as the hunkiest man to have entered the villa this summer.

And 21% named Megan, a 24-year-old model and former stripper from Essex, as the most fanciable female.

It also emerged Love Island is influencing the UK’s dating scene as British singletons are getting ideas from the hit reality TV show, according to the survey of 2,500 18-45-year-old users of dating app Plenty of Fish.

Dubbed ‘The Love Island Effect’, the study found a third of avid viewers feel they’ve picked up good dating tips from the show.

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Shannon Smith, spokesperson for Plenty of Fish, said: “We’re very proud of the fact that singles have more conversations on POF than any other dating offering, with 2.5 million happening every day.

“But now we can’t help but wonder how many are about Casa Amour, water bottles or new Jack.”

The second most-fancied male from this year’s series was controversial A&E doctor Alex George, followed by Sam Bird , Charlie Brake and Josh Denzel .

But due to shock dumpings, Alex and Josh are the only of those men to remain in the Love Island villa ahead of Monday’s finale.

Unlucky-in-love Alexandra Cane was the second most-fancied female in the house, followed by 29-year-old Laura Anderson .

In fourth place was Dani Dyer , with ‘loyal’ Georgia Steel placing fifth.


It also emerged that being a viewer of the show can even help Brits land a date, as Love Island fans are 37% more likely to find a match on Plenty of Fish, according to the data.

And chatting about the show has become a go-to tactic for British daters, with 45% of fans admitting they’ve discussed the show while on a date.

Many have even used Love Island lingo to turn a partner’s head, with “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t fancy you…” the number one catchphrase for more than a quarter of those polled.

London was also revealed as the city in the UK with the most Love Island fans, followed by Manchester and Liverpool.

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THE TOP FIVE MOST FANCIED MEN AND WOMEN FROM THIS YEAR’S SERIES

Most fancied Men

1. Jack Fowler (23%)
2. Dr. Alex George (16%)
3. Sam Bird (12%)
4. Charlie Brake (10%)
5. Josh Denzel (9%)

Most Fancied Women

1. Megan Barton-Hanson (21%)
2. Alexandra Cane (16%)
3. Laura Anderson (15%)
4. Dani Dyer (13%)
5. Georgia Steel (12%)

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