Love Island boys lineup confirmed as worker Brad joins show’s first disabled star


Worker Brad McClelland has become the fourth confirmed male Islander for this year’s series, joining the series’ first disabled star Hugo Hammond, VIP event host Aaron Francis and engineer Jake Cornish.

The 26-year-old from Northumberland is a “chick boy” who confesses to himself and admits he’s never dated before.

Single for two years, Brad wants to “go out alone”.

“I like meeting people,” he says. “I am easy going, laid back. Who wouldn’t want to be in a beautiful villa in a hot country for a while? “

Responding to what his colleagues would say about him, Brad admitted, “I try to make as much money as possible by doing as little as possible. They would probably say – not lazy, because I’m energetic – I’m just trying to get away from literally doing nothing. “

Worker Brad joined Love Island this year … but admits he’s never had a date before

Speaking of his celebrity crushes, Brad said, “Instagram’s Sommer Ray. Zara McDermott is a beautiful girl. Or Megan Fox.”

Engineer Jake, 24 from Weston-super-Mare, wants a new relationship after his seven-year romance broke up just before the lockdown.

He explained: “I was in a relationship for seven years and then when confinement hit, I was single. The opportunity is there, you might as well take her by the horns and go for it.”

Opening up on what he looks for in a partner, Jake said, “He looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me the main thing is to have respect and have fun, and someone who will be loyal to you.

“I got messages from girls who have boyfriends and husbands. That’s why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is really loyal. But when I’m single I like to have a good time. ! “

Engineer Jake Cornish joins Love Island cast this year
Engineer Jake Cornish joins Love Island cast this year

Admitting that Billie Faiers is his ideal woman, he said: “She’s the woman of my dreams. I think for laughing once with the boys, I texted her. I don’t remember what I did. sent her. She’s a woman, she’s just lush. “

Hugo, 24, from Hampshire, was born with clubfoot, traveled the world playing cricket for England PD (Physical Disability).

“I had a lot of operations when I was a kid,” he explains. “You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I have a very short Achilles heel. I walk lightly on my tiptoes.”

Explaining why he wanted to be on the show, Hugo said, “I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back together. I saw this as an opportunity to get back together. ‘have an amazing summer fun and got back there. “

Physical education teacher Hugo Hammond joins Love Island this year

VIP event host Aaron Francis has been confirmed as this year’s first Male Islander

Hugo does not lack adoration for his work, declaring: “I teach physical education in high school. I love my work. I love all of my sports. It’s great to be able to pass this enthusiasm on being physically active to the younger generation and hopefully they feel the same about me teaching them. “

Aaron, also 24, from London, will set foot in the villa in a bid to find love after a difficult year of celibacy.

Opening up on why he was on the dating show, he admitted that everyone wearing masks made it a bit difficult and the dating world was “a little bit out of sync”.

He said: “I’ve been single for about six or seven months and the dating world right now is a bit offbeat. Everyone is wearing masks. You can’t really see anyone, which makes dating a lot harder. I prefer relationships than dating. “

This year the show will be shot in Spain
This year the show will be shot in Spain

Aaron has met a number of celebrities over the years while working at high-profile events, including a royal wedding or two …

“Yeah, Eugenie and Beatrice are in the summer,” he said. “I hosted and chatted. It was nice and intimate. Everyone’s cool. In my job you meet a lot of famous people… unless you’re Beyoncé, I’m not really interested.”

Speaking about what he was looking for in a girlfriend, he said: “I need someone who is passionate about what he does – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is talking about something and is actually smiling as he talks.

“I love it. I don’t like it when people do a job just to make money and then they kind of live for the weekend. Mainly because I work the weekends.”

It comes as Love Island’s female line-up is confirmed this year, with beauty queen Sharon Gaffka becoming the first confirmed star.

Laura Whitmore welcomes Love Island again this year
Laura Whitmore welcomes Love Island again this year

The hit TV show ITV2 makes its highly anticipated return next week after a year and a half away from the screen.

This year, Love Island assured its viewers that it takes the welfare of its cast very seriously and even told viewers to be kind in the wake of the trollings and criticisms received by previous Islanders.

Islanders have also been trained in trolling and finance to help them cope with the sudden fame that comes with being a part of the show.

Islanders will return to Mallorca this year for the first time in two years
Islanders will return to Mallorca this year for the first time in two years

Initially, bosses were concerned that this year’s cast might not be able to return to Mallorca due to pandemic restrictions – and that it could have taken place in the UK, but luckily the show was able to make it happen.

The show, which will be hosted by Laura Whitmore and narrated by her husband Ian Stirling, will take place on the Spanish island.

Before their appearance on Love Island, all the stars had to quarantine themselves two weeks before entering the posh villa.

Islanders have also had to have their phones and social media confiscated from loved ones, who can update themselves while on the show.

Former Love Island contestant Maura Higgins – who made her explosive entrance into the villa on Day 10 – previously explained that her phone was taken before she even flew overseas.

Speaking to This Morning last year, Maura admitted she was surprised her phone was confiscated so soon.

“My phone was taken from me in the shuttle to the terminal when I landed. I didn’t think it would be that fast,” she said.

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* Love Island returns next Monday at 9 p.m. on ITV2


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