Love Island’s Andrew is revealed as a former Jiu Jitsu champion


Love Island’s Andrew is ready to fight off the competition as he’s revealed as a former Jiu Jitsu champion

As Love Island braced ITV2’s screens on Monday evening, 11 new islanders were also unveiled as they set out for a summer of love.

And contestant Andrew Le Page may be ready to fight off the competition, as he has been revealed as a former Jiu Jitsu champion.

The 27-year-old estate agent was the best in the UK at his weight in 2009 when he was just 14.

Fighting for this love: Love Island’s Andrew, 27, is ready to fight off the competition as he’s revealed as a former Jiu Jitsu champion

He was crowned the 64-70kg white belt British Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion, before going on to reach the semi-final in the Absolute Openweight category.

Andrew only trained in the sport for a year before winning the title, training under multiple Jiu Jitsu world champion Professor Braulio Estima.

Quite the sportsman, the new islander, who hails from Guernsey, is also an avid cricketer and hockey.

Champ: He was crowned the 64-70kg white belt British Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion, before going on to reach the semi-final in the Absolute Openweight category

Champ: He was crowned the 64-70kg white belt British Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion, before going on to reach the semi-final in the Absolute Openweight category

Fit: Quite the sportsman, the new islander, who hails from Guernsey, is also an avid cricketer and hockey

Fit: Quite the sportsman, the new islander, who hails from Guernsey, is also an avid cricketer and hockey

Rob Staples, who is the head instructor for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Andrew’s hometown, explained that ”everyone is rooting for him’ 

‘It’s good for everyone really. It puts Guernsey on the map. I think everyone is rooting for him. He has got quite a dry sense of humor so he should be quite funny,’ he explained.

Continuing: ‘I’ve known him for a number of years and he’s a pretty easy going guy.’

Following a vote from the public, Andrew was coupled up with blonde beauty Tasha Ghouri, who is the shows first deaf contestants.

Good looking pair: ITV viewers voted for Love Island's first deaf contestant Tasha Ghouri to couple up with Andrew

Good looking pair: ITV viewers voted for Love Island’s first deaf contestant Tasha Ghouri to couple up with Andrew

Model Tasha, 23, gushed she was ‘happy’ to be put with the ‘cheeky’ hunk, who described himself as a romantic who likes to treat a girl, revealing he once surprised his ex with a trip to Paris.

Andrew’s got some competition already, as Tasha was in a relationship with Too Hot To Handle star Robert Van Tromp – who is said to dub her ‘the one that got away’.

With their five month relationship ending in March, a source told MailOnline: ‘Robert is gutted after seeing Tasha on Love Island.

‘She ticks all his boxes and he had hoped to reconnect with her after regretting their breakup.

‘Tasha is the one that got away and he believes he let a gem go, watching her on the show this summer won’t be easy for him.’

Exes: Andrew's got some competition already, as Tasha was in a relationship with Too Hot To Handle star Robert Van Tromp - who is said to dub her 'the one that got away'.

Exes: Andrew’s got some competition already, as Tasha was in a relationship with Too Hot To Handle star Robert Van Tromp – who is said to dub her ‘the one that got away’. 

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