The winter series of Love Island is set to return on January 16 with a new batch of hopefuls looking for romance.
And one of the contestants, Will Young sent his time before arriving at the South African villa on his Buckinghamshire farm.
The 23-year-old, has an impressive 1M followers on TikTok, shears sheep and hangs out with pigs – all while shirtless.
Getting ready to sow his wild oats: Love Island contestant Will Young, 23, gives fans a glimpse at life on the farm as he shears sheep and hangs out with his pigs
Showing off his muscular physique he can be seen offering followers an insight into his rural lifestyle.
Cutting a casual figure he dons just a pair of shorts in the array of snaps and videos as he gets down and dirty with the animals.
The caring farmer also recused an injured sheep in one video before returning to his farm and nurturing them back to help.
Shirtless: Showing off his muscular physique he can be seen offering followers an insight into his rural lifestyle
Down and dirty: Cutting a casual figure he can be seen donning a pair of shorts as he gets down and dirty with the animals
Sweet: The caring farmer also recused an injured sheep in one video before returning to his farm and nurturing them back to help
However during less sunny seasons he opts for winter gear and in one video can be seen miming to ABBA as he rolled around in the mud.
Ahead of his entry into the villa Will said: ‘Having grown up on a farm, it’s been quite difficult juggling relationships and work,’
‘Love Island will give me time away from the farm to solely go out and find love.’
Muscles: His hard work on the farm had resulted in a toned physique
Dancing queen: During less sunny seasons he opts for winter gear and in one video can be seen miming to ABBA as he rolled around in the mud
Hard worker: Ahead of his entry into the villa he said:’Having grown up on a farm, it’s been quite difficult juggling relationships and work,’
‘I think I’m at the time of my life where I’m mature enough to go and find a wife.’
The farmer has a spiritual side, revealing: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!’
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect, taking a minute on my day/ week. It’s really nice and sets me up for a nice sleep.’
Romantic date? ‘Love Island will give me time away from the farm to solely go out and find love’
Feeding time: He also documented how he fed his herd of sheep
Selfie: He grabbed numerous selfie with his woolly pals
And the singleton has high hopes for fame after the villa, revealing he’d love legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, 96, to play him in a movie.
‘Imagine hearing his calming voice talking while he’s feeding the animals, his top off, some short shorts… he would rock it.’
It comes after fans have once again hit out at the lack of diversity in the new line-up, pointing out that the contestants are ‘all size 8, Insta perfect with six packs’.
Twitter commentators have praised the reality series though for the inclusion of the first ever partially-sighted Islander and for casting a model who has the skin condition vitiligo.
Skills: In one video he skilfully shears a sheep …. who has ‘poo stuck all over them’
Hunk: The farmer will have no trouble impressing the ladies in the villa
LOL: Showing his great sense of humour he also dances with a sheep in another clip
One of the main criticisms of this year’s lineup is the lack of body diversity, with the show accused by some of casting the same body shapes ‘year after year’.
‘Another #LoveIsland where body diversity is non existent,’ tweeted one follower, with another agreeing: ‘Another year of no body diversity from Love Island, are we surprised ‘#LoveIsland’.
‘Dunno why I was hoping for some body diversity on #LoveIsland this time. I hate commenting on looks but it’s concerning when it’s all insta perfect, six packs and size 8/10’s. Do they not realise the influence they have over young people? To teach them that is normal is not ok,’ commented another.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Anna-May Robey
Occupation: Payroll assistant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’
‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’
‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Haris Namani
Occupation: TV salesman
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’
‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’