New potential Love Island bombshell Tom Clare ‘split from his long-term air hostess girlfriend just weeks before ITV2 show’
Love Island is set to kick off for another series on Monday, as the public have the task of voting who is the first bombshell of the series.
And the male bombshell choice is semi-pro footaballer Tom Clare, 23, who reportedly only became single not long before entering the show.
It has been revealed that the Barnsley native recently broke up with his girlfriend of three years, stunning air hostess Emily Mott.
Newly single: New potential Love Island bombshell Tom Clare ‘split from his long-term air hostess girlfriend just weeks before ITV2 show
According to The Sun, the striker was dating his blonde girlfriend for just over three years before their recent split.
An insider allegedly told the publication: ‘Everyone was really shocked to see Tom pop up as a bombshell.
‘As far as most people knew he was really loved-up with Emily. They were always together and enjoyed exotic holidays together. They were even talking about marriage at one point.’
Representatives for Love Island confirmed to MailOnline that all Islanders taking part in Love Island are single and looking for love.
Will it be him? The public have the task of voting who is the first bombshell of the series, as Tom is one of the options
Ex: It has been revealed that the Barnsley native recently broke up with his girlfriend of three years, stunning air hostess Emily Mott (Tom pictured with his sister Laura and Emily)
Tom is going up against Business Development Executive Ellie Spencer, 25, in a bid to become the first bombshell.
And explaining what he’s looking for on the dating show, the sportsman explained that Emily was the last girl who gave him the ‘wow factor’.
He said: ‘Since my ex-girlfriend, no-one’s really come to me and I’ve thought, ‘Wow’. Until I have that, I’m not really going to settle for less. Not in a bad way, but the next person I get with, I want to marry.’
Surprising: ‘Everyone was really shocked to see Tom pop up as a bombshell,’ an insider told The Sun
Competition: Tom is going up against Business Development Executive Ellie Spencer, 25, in a bid to become the first bombshell
His turn-offs include ‘when someone’s stuck up’ and ‘bad oral hygiene and a random one is ‘birthday make-up’ – you know when make-up is done professionally for an event and it’s just too much, like blue eyeshadow and stuff? Girls don’t need that.’
While the bombshell is up for votes, the original ten contestants heading into the villa have already been announced by ITV2.
The line-up includes the show’s first ever partially sighted contestant, Ron Hall. While Lana Jenkins, ex-girlfriend of I’m A Celebrity’s Owen Warner, and Olivia Hawkins, a Michelle Keegan body double, are also set to enter the South African villa.
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.’