Who is Ellis Iyayi? First contestant lined up for Winter Love Island 2020

Who is Ellis Iyayi? First contestant lined up for Winter Love Island 2020

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WINTER Love Island is just months away and ITV have already locked in personal trainer Ellis Iyayi for the series.

The 20-year-old model has already won over fans with his topless snaps on Instagram but what else do we know about him? Find out below…

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Ellis Iyayi is set to get some hearts races in Winter Love Island[/caption]

Who is Ellis Iyayi and where is from?

Ellis is originally from Loughborough and currently studies Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University.

He works as a personal trainer and fashion model, having posed for the likes of ASOS, Nike , GymShark and JD Sports.

We bet he’ll be quite a few people’s type on paper thanks to his sweet relationship with his mother, Sharon, and sister, Jadine.

As expected, the 20-year-old loves to party with his friends and his social media is full as his travels and adventures.

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one serious bastard

A post shared by ELLIS IYAYI (@ellisiyayi) on Jan 6, 2019 at 1:04pm PST

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snowdonia☀

A post shared by ELLIS IYAYI (@ellisiyayi) on Jul 8, 2018 at 10:15am PDT

With over 9,000 followers on Instagram, he’s well on his way to becoming a bit of a star once Winter Love Island kicks off.

In fact, he’s already had someone steal his name and likeness in order to create a fake Snapchat account – he’s basically already a celebrity!

Plus he seems to be a big fan of fancy dress costumes so he’s sure to love all the crazy outfits he’ll have to wear in the Love Island tasks.

And it that wasn’t enough, the fitness lover is also a fan of animals.

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Ibiza, you were class

A post shared by ELLIS IYAYI (@ellisiyayi) on Jul 26, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT

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note better than a flex in an xxs shirt

A post shared by ELLIS IYAYI (@ellisiyayi) on Feb 25, 2019 at 10:53am PST

Will Ellis Iyayi appear on Winter Love Island 2020?

The Sun exclusively revealed that Ellis is a favourite to star in the new series.

A Love Island insider exclusively revealed: “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.

“Ellis is exactly what the show is looking for and he ticks all the boxes – he will make great television.”

Ellis’ reps declined The Sun Online’s request for comment.


When does Winter Love Island kick off and where is it filmed?

Winter Love Island will be filmed after Christmas to fill in the scheduling hole left by Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother.

A source told The Sun: “After the flop of Survival of the Fittest producers want to keep the format simple and mop up the gaping hole Celebrity Big Brother left reality TV-hungry audiences.

“Winter Love Island makes sense as fans adore the drama and love triangles and everyone wants to enjoy a bit of sun on screens in the cold winter months.”

The new series swaps Mallorca for the southern hemisphere, with an all-new villa in Cape Town, South Africa.

Comedian Iain Stirling has confirmed he will be providing his razor sharp wit for the commentary too and Caroline Flack will remain as the show’s host.

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