LOVE Island new girl Leah Taylor has had a major brush with fame before – dancing with Rita Ora and Camilla Cabello in front of millions of viewers.
The 27-year-old from Manchester revealed her biggest claim to fame was performing alongside pop superstars at MTV’s Europe Music Awards.
Leah Taylor was a dancer and had a major brush with fame Credit: Rex
She performed with the likes of Rita Ora Credit: AFP
She’s also been on stage with Camila Cabelo Credit: Getty
Your Song singer Rita hosted the EMAs with her husband and Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi last year.
Cuban-American singer Cabello scooped four gongs at the bash in 2018 and has been a guest in other years.
Leah said she shared the stage with both stars at the ceremony, and revealed ahead of entering the villa: “When I was a dancer, I actually danced at the EMAs and danced for Rita Ora and Camila Cabello.”
Leah has a secet connection to Love Island too.
She dated former show hunk Danny Williams, 26, and is best friends with series legend Maura Higgins, 32, who both took part in the reality TV series back in 2019.
Danny and Leah began dating back in November 2020 and were spotted together in January last year on a winter getaway to Iceland.
It is not clear when they broke up but they no longer follow each other on Instagram.
Maura thew her support behind Leah on the social media site yesterday, commenting beneath Love Island’s announcement of her villa debut: “YESSSSSSS.”
And Leah revealed her friendship with Irish star Maura in her pre-vila interview.
Speaking ahead of the show, Leah said of her favourite ever series moment: “My favourite thing I’ve ever watched is Maura’s [Higgins] best bits, she’s one of my best friends so we watched it together one night and couldn’t stop laughing, she’s hilarious.”
Talented Leah, 27, was introduced last night alongside Charlotte Sumner, 30.
Her arrival comes as the villa was divided as the girls fumed over Zach’s treatment of Catherine.
He opted to kiss Molly during the challenge, blindsiding the Irish stunner.
“I have never just been one to play things safe” Zach later told the boys. “I’m a ballsy guy, I take risks.”
“I want a man, not a boy,” Catherine said in the beach hut. “That’s boy behaviour.”
Love Island continues tomorrow night at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX