AS the excitement builds for the return of Love Island tomorrow, Somerset water engineer Jake Cornish must be wondering if he will make it to the end or get “dumped” from the show.

Somerset County Gazette:

Win or lose though, he may still capture the hearts of the viewing public and make it into the list of Love Island's 'most popular contestant EVER.

For hardcore fans of the matchmaking reality TV programme, the words “I’ve got a text!” will likely instantly turn your thoughts to a villa in sunny Majorca.

While viewers benefit from a summer of entertainment, even if contestants fail to find love, they very often find fame.

With that in mind, sought to find out which Love Island UK contestants have become the most famous from being on the show.

To work it out, they looked at Google search volumes for each contestant, across all Love Island seasons, to see which Islander is the most searched-for on the web.

The data revealed the most searched-for Love Island UK contestant is none other than Zara McDermott, with approximately 95,000 people around the globe searching her name every month.

The 24-year-old appeared in season four of the show and, although she got dumped on day 25, she clearly won the hearts of the public.

Somerset County Gazette:

In second place came Maura Higgins, who entered the show on the 10th day of the fifth season. There are approximately 88,000 people around the world looking up Maura’s name every month.

Tommy Fury fights his way to third place with 76,000 people around the globe Googling him monthly, way ahead of his Love Island love, Molly-Mae Hague, who can be found in seventh place, Googled by 37,700 people monthly.

Somerset County Gazette:

Who is the most popular Love Island contestant of all time?

  1. Zara McDermott – Season 4

Monthly global search volume: 95,000

Monthly UK search volume: 62,000

  1. Maura Higgins – Season 5

Monthly global search volume: 88,000

Monthly UK search volume: 58,000

  1. Tommy Fury – Season 5

Monthly global search volume: 76,000

Monthly UK search volume: 47,000

  1. Chris Hughes – Season 3

Monthly global search volume: 65,000

Monthly UK search volume: 18,000

  1. Dani Dyer – Season 4

Monthly global search volume: 49,000

Monthly UK search volume: 35,000

  1. Megan Barton Hanson – Season 4

Monthly global search volume: 40,000

Monthly UK search volume: 24,000

  1. Molly-Mae Hague – Season 5

Monthly global search volume: 37,700

Monthly UK search volume: 22,500

  1. Olivia Attwood – Season 3

Monthly global search volume: 35,000

Monthly UK search volume: 28,000

  1. Zara Holland – Season 2

Monthly global search volume: 31,000

Monthly UK search volume: 15,000

  1. Georgia Harrison – Season 3

Monthly global search volume: 31,000

Monthly global search volume: 16,000

Along with romance, this year’s audience will be hoping for lots of drama – but can anything rival the second season of Love Island when Zara Holland, the former Miss GB, lost her crown because she slept with fellow contestant Alex Bowen on the show.

So, will you be tuning in to see how well Jake does this year?