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Love Island 2021: Mary Bedford ‘looks like Leanna from Emmerdale,’ say fans

Do you see the resemblance?

Love Island 2021 fans were surprised to discover plenty of similarities between new contestant Mary Bedford and Emmerdale‘s Leanna Cavanagh – aka Mimi Slinger.

Viewers of both shows have been taking to social media to point out the striking similarities between the two.

Some people joked that Leanna from Emmerdale had come back to life as Mary on Love Island and it’s easy to see why.

Love Island 2021 Mary compared to emmerdale's leanna
Love Island viewers have said Mary looks like Emmerdale’s Leanna (Credit: ITV2)

What did fans say about Mary from Love Island?

With her long blonde hair, tan and blue eyes, fans are suggesting that Leanna – or in fact Mimi – is the doppelgänger of Mary.

Mary recently joined Love Island’s Casa Amor. The new villa sees new boys and girls entering the show with the hopes of coupling up with one of the original contestants.

Love Island 2021: Mary looks just like Emmerdale's Leanna, say fans
Love Island fans have noticed the same thing about Mary (Credit: ITV2)

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“Anyone else think that Mary looks like Leanna from Emmerdale’s older sister?” one wrote.

Another added: “Why is nobody talking about how Mimi Slinger (aka Leanna from Emmerdale) and Mary look so similar?”

Another person joked: “Omg Leanna from Emmerdale did NOT die guys!! She actually just moved to Casa Amor!!”

“Leanna from Emmerdale got a new job pretty quick!” wrote another.

What happened to Leanna from Emmerdale?

Emmerdale’s Leanna, who is played by Mimi Slinger, was murdered by Meena on the soap recently after she discovered she killed her friend Nadine.

Meena pushed Leanna off a bridge before stealing a ring from her body, with police believing the death was an accident.

Love Island 2021: Mary compared to Emmerdale's Leanna
Leanna in Emmerdale (Credit: ITV)

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Although she seems to have found new life in Love Island’s Mary, who is a 22-year-old model from Wakefield.

Describing why she’d decided to go on the show, Mary said: “I have the worst luck, ever, with boys. Genuinely the worst ever.

“I always get dragged into the same circle of boys. So I was like, I need to go in another direction.”

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