The first Winter Love Island contestant may have been revealed - and it's this lad 1 year ago

The first Winter Love Island contestant may have been revealed - and it's this lad

He is, surprise surprise, a model.

Winter Love Island (yes, that's a thing, remember?) is just around the corner - so it only makes sense that a few rumours have begun to circulate concerning the cast.


Will they be diverse? Will they all be influencers? Will any of them harbour the same innate comedic timing as our Lord and Saviour Maura Higgins?

Probably not no, but hey, that doesn't mean that we can't go ahead and get excited about the first potential, alleged, could-actually-be-but-there's-no-way-of-verifying cast member.


Either way, you clicked in so whatever. This is him (allegedly).

The Sun reports that model and personal trainer (no way, really?) Ellis Iyayi is going to be one of the first islanders to enter the South African villa this year.


Having already worked with brands of note such as ASOS, Nike, and JD Sports, apparently producers feel like they've already stuck gold with the Leeds lad.

"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," said a source.

"Ellis is exactly what the show is looking for and he ticks all the boxes - he will make great television."


Hope so, yeah.

Winter Love Island was confirmed by ITV earlier this year, proving that the network are indeed desperate to ride this wave until they can't no more.

That means that there will be not one, but two series of the reality dating show to look forward to in 2020.


The Winter version of the programme will be filmed in a villa in sunny South Africa, ensuring that contestants can still get their tan on while getting their graft on.

"In response to this viewer appetite, a new batch of young singletons will deliver some highly anticipated post-Christmas romance and drama from our new and luxurious location, said Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions at ITV.

Bring it on, we guess.