FOLLOWING her successful time in Love Island 2017, Olivia Atwood has built up quite an impressive empire.
Here’s everything we know about the leggy beauty who first shot to fame in the famous villa and is back on our screens in Towie…
Who is Olivia Attwood and where is she from?
Olivia shot to fame as a contestant on reality ITV2 romance show Love Island in 2017 – she’s 28 years old and hails from Surrey.
Like most contestants who have featured on the show, she’s no stranger to modelling.
Before Love Island she competed in pageants, including a “Tropic Beauty” contest, representing London.
She was also once a Motorsport Grid Girl.
Since leaving the villa she has had her own show Crackin’ On, and has raked in £900,000.
In 2018 Olivia appeared on Celebs Go Dating.
Is Olivia Attwood on Towie and what has she said about it?
Yes – Olivia made her Towie debut as a full-cast member on September 1, 2019.
And – perhaps unsurprisingly – she made quite the impact, quickly being hailed ‘TV gold’ by viewers.
The former Love Island star didn’t hold back during a public spat with Chloe Meadows over Shelby Tribble’s behaviour with Tom McDonnell.
Speaking about her decision to move to Essex and become a regular on the ITVbe showm Olivia told new! magazine: “I’m putting my Surrey flat on the market and I’m going to look at properties in Chigwell. I only moved to Surrey because of an ex-boyfriend and the flat is a bit useless really, because I’m always in Essex anyway.”
She continued: “Brad has to stay in Manchester for football, so I’ll just be doing what I’ve always done. If I’m not with the girls filming, I’ll be with him.”
Earlier this year she made her first Towie debut as she stepped in to support her pal Chloe Sims, who she appeared on Celebs Go Dating with, amid her relationship drama with Dan Edgar.
The Love Island star is already close friends with Shelby Tribble and Clelia Theodorou from her time as a motorsport grid girl.
Though there appears to be some drama in their long-running friendship as Olivia exclusively told The Sun Online she viewed Shelby, 26, as a “liar”.
She said: “I am getting a picture of Shelby and I need to assess who she is as a person and what our friendship is based on.”
What has Olivia said about Love Island?
In June 2019, speaking to Female First, Olivia said: “I don’t think anyone ever goes on ‘Love Island’ for love. Anyone who tries to claim they do is weird, it’s just like embarrassing.
“Like, come on, there are easier ways to meet someone. I went on for the experience, not thinking I was going to meet my husband.
“Now, when people go in, they know what’s up for grabs, but we had no idea how big it was until we left.”
She also said that the instant fame changed a lot of the people she shared the villa with and insisted that boys are particularly “affected” by it.
She added: “I just think the boys seem to be more affected by it. Girls are a bit more unfazed. Guys come out and all the Insta followers and attention goes to their heads.”
What happened to Olivia on Love Island in 2017?
As well as looking for love, Olivia said she was taking part on the ITV2 show “For the experience”.
She explained: “This is me on my own. I want the life experience to look back on.”
Well, she certainly had that!
Initially coupled up with Sam Gowland, she then moved onto Chris Hughes before getting into a love triangle with him and Muggy Mike.
Chris won her affections and the pair enjoyed a rollercoaster of a relationship.
They argued and made up more times than we can count – but ended up in the final and in love, as boyfriend and girlfriend.
The couple came in third place, and managed to get through their exit interview with Caroline Flack without an argument.
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When did Olivia and Chris Hughes split? Who is she dating now?
The couple looked loved up when they first left the villa back in 2017.
However, in November 2017 The Sun reported how Chris had been caught canoodling with another woman.
Olivia was reportedly a “complete mess” after receiving messages from several party-goers who claim they saw Chris kiss a mystery woman during a night out.
Appearing on Loose Women in February 2018, Olivia confirmed the rumours were true and the pair had split.
Olivia then moved on to date her former boyfriend and footballer Bradley Dack who Chris claimed she was dating while they were still together.
Chris is now dating Little Mix star Jesy Nelson.