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Love Island Lets Viewers Choose The Show's First Bombshell: Meet Ellie & Tom

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

08:48 12 Jan 2023


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The voting lines are open!

Love Island have just revealed they're giving viewers full control over which bombshell enters the villa first.

Will it be Business Development Executive Ellie or Semi-Pro Footballer Tom?

 

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The bombshell with the highest number of votes will be chosen to enter the villa.

Voting is open now via the Love Island App, and lines close 9pm Friday.

Meet Ellie

Age: 25

From: Norwich

Occupation: Business Development Executive at a law firm

Why Love Island and why now?

"I’ve been single for three years and the roster is pretty dry, it’s been dry for the last year, I don’t know what happened, it’s just not been a great time for me so I’m ready to find my husband."

What do you think you’ll bring to the Villa?

"I’ll bring drama, fun and a bit of unpredictability."

What’s your ‘elevator pitch’ for why someone should want to date you?

"I’m fun, caring, smart and know how to have a good time. I feel like I’m the whole package; I’m flirty, forward and very confident."

Why would you say you’re single?

"I’m single because I fall in love really quick, but I fall out of it just as quickly."

"I could literally fall in love with a chair and then a week later be like, ‘Oh wait, no, that's a chair…’"

"I fall in love quickly because I build up a character of someone in my head and then they breathe in the wrong direction and I’m like, ‘Next!’"

How would friends/family describe you?

"Super caring and kind but also a little bit of a liability, but in a fun way."

"You know when you have the mums of the group when you go out? I’m the one swinging on the chandelier refusing to go home. I’m definitely a good time girl."

Best / worst date story?

"I have about 500 bad ones… one I turned up and during the date he screamed at the waiter so hard that they asked us to leave."

"Then we had to go downstairs and sit in a diner, it was awful, I haven’t gone on a date since."

What gives you the ‘ick’?

"Overconfident guys and men that think they can get any girl when they think they are so fit and a 10/10 when in actual fact they are none of the above."

"I like confidence but not arrogance."

Tell us something not many people know about you?

"When I was drunk I climbed over the gates of my friend's house, fell and almost lost my leg."

"I was in hospital for two weeks but they stitched me back up. It left me with a big scar on my leg but I’m so blasé about it, if I’m in a bikini you can’t not see it."

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

"Margot Robbie, I just love her, she’s fab."

Music is a big part of Love Island - what album do you have on repeat/ why?

"Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ is my favourite of all time, I could listen to it back to front, all day everyday."

"You can listen to it if you’re going through a break up, if you’re getting ready to go on a night out, there’s a song for everything."

Who is your celebrity crush?

"Travis Fimmel from The Vikings, he’s the fittest person I’ve ever seen in my whole life. I love his beard."

"I also like Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper."

Who are your dream dinner party guests?

"Rihanna, Travis Fimmel and Ricky Gervais."

If money was no object, what would be your ideal first date?

"Paris is so romantic and I’ve never been."

"We could go for a cute little rooftop dinner, then ride around on some scooters like the ones from Lizzie Mcguire then just go to every single bar and stay in a penthouse."

Meet Tom Clare

Age: 23

From: Barnsley

Job: Semi-Pro Footballer

Why Love Island and why now?

"I want to meet someone. It’s good going out and having a laugh but I miss sharing stuff. Life’s too short. These opportunities don’t come around often."

What do you think you’ll bring to the Villa?

"I’m a good laugh, a good vibe. I’m not snakey, I don’t like that kind of stuff."

"If I’ve got an issue with someone I’ll speak to them."

What’s your ‘elevator pitch’ for why someone should want to date you?

"I’m loyal, trustworthy, family-orientated. I don’t like to just sit in, I like to do fun dates. I’m very protective."

Why would you say you’re single?

"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."

How would friends/family describe you?

"Friends and family would describe me differently. Obviously my mum thinks I’m the most amazing person in the world."

"She thinks I’m the best thing ever, bless her. My family know how loyal and genuine I am. I’d just do anything for anyone and I always treat someone how they treat me."

"I judge people on how they are with me. My friends would think I’m a good laugh, a top guy to be around, probably take all the girls off them…"

Best / worst date story?

"In Dubai, we sat on the marina and had amazing drinks, that’s probably my best."

What gives you the ‘ick’?

"When someone’s stuck up. They can be a 10/10 but if they’re stuck up… another one for me is 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."

Do you fall in love quickly?

"I might like someone quite fast, but I wouldn’t say I fall in love quickly."

What’s your claim to fame?

"Robbie Savage is the director of my football team. I just have such a good relationship with him. I see him as a mate."

Tell us something not many people know about you?

"I’m a High School Musical fan."

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

"Zac Efron, he’s buff."

Music is a big part of Love Island - who do you have on repeat and why?

"There’s an Abba remix they keep playing in clubs that I love."

Who is your celebrity crush?

"Madison Beer."

Who are your dream dinner party guests?

"Ronaldo, Peter Key and Madison Beer. Imagine that?!"

If money was no object, what would be your ideal first date?

"I’d do a few trips - Dubai, go on yachts, partying. Then go to the Maldives and chill, explore, keep phones away."

Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 16th January on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.


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