The first rumoured contestant for Love Island’s winter version has been revealed.
According to The Sun, model and fitness instructor Ellis Iyayi from Loughborough in Leicestershire has been lined up for the show’s brand new season.
A source told the publication: “Ellis is over the moon about it – he’s had to be sworn to secrecy about it but he’s been in to meet producers a few times and they love him – he can’t wait to get in the villa.”
They continued: “Ellis is exactly what the show is looking for and he ticks all the boxes, he will make great television.”
Winter Love Island is set to air in the UK and Ireland in January 2020.
The show is due to be filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, but there’s fears show bosses will pull out of the location due to rising crime rates in the capital.
Ellis has taken to Instagram to deny that he is set to appear on the show saying: “working and just across across this geeza apparently going on love island – this is all new to me, fake news guys sorry to let’s you’s down.”