Love Island line-up's claims to fame revealed – including two famous brothers

Love Island is known for having a few celebrity connections in the villa.

It all started with Zara ‘Miss GB’ Holland, and got progressively worse with Marcel ‘I used to be in Blazin’ Squad’ Somerville.

And we can look forward to a whole load of name-dropping in Mallorca this summer, as the confirmed line-up have more claims to fame than ever before.

The day one islanders have been revealed by ITV2, and as expected, boxer Tommy Fury, 20, is part of the line-up.

The Manchester lad is the younger brother of Tyson Fury, but doesn’t want to be known as that. Even though he mentioned he’s Tyson’s younger brother in his entrance interview.

When asked if he had any claims to fame, Tommy said: ‘It’s probably my brother, Tyson, but I’m my own man and I’ve said it throughout my boxing career. I don’t want to be labelled as his little brother, I’m my own man and I’m doing the best that I can do in life and that’s all I’m setting out to achieve.’

Another islander with a famous brother is Curtis Pritchard, whose sibling is twinkle-toed AJ from Strictly Come Dancing (who was, interestingly enough, previously linked to Caroline Flack).

Curtis, 23, said: ‘I would say my claim to fame is that I’m on Dancing With The Stars Ireland and AJ Pritchard from Strictly Come Dancing is my brother.’

Irish viewers will know Curtis from the RTE version of Strictly, although he had to drop out of the most recent series after a nightclub attack.

And it’s not just the men name-dropping, as the girls are just as bad.

So far, Lucie Donlan takes the biscuit for her celeb connections – even dating a former islander.

The 21-year-old surfer dated Charlie Frederick from the class of 2018, admitting: ‘ We got together a few weeks after he came out of the villa.’

And the Newquay native almost hooked up with Joey Essex. She said: ‘I’ve spoken to Joey Essex on and off because I love his personality, it’s so funny. I was on a shoot and I was introduced to him, then he followed me on Instagram a few weeks later. We were talking about his dog because I love dogs and then we just said we should go on a date but it didn’t happen. Lookswise I wouldn’t go for that kind of look but I do like his personality.’

Beauty therapist Amber Gill also has links to former islanders, with the 21-year-old saying: ‘I know a few of the former islanders from Newcastle, like Adam Collard and Ellie Brown.’

And finally, air hostess Amy Hart had a bit of a run-in with a One Direction member – much like series one islander Lauren Richardson, who was accused of having a fling with then-engaged Zayn Malik after taking a snap with him in Thailand.

Amy, 26, said: ‘I went on a night out once and Liam from One Direction was there. We were in the VIP bit and so was he and he walked past me and I smiled and he said “Hey, you alright? What’s your name?” He told us to come and sit in his booth and we had a picture together. ‘

Next thing Amy knew, she was getting hate on the internet after the picture was shared on One Direction fansites, with people believing she was dating Liam.

These five islanders join Yewande Biala, 23, Anna Vakili, 28, Anton Danyluk, 24, Joe Garratt, 22, Michael Griffiths, 27, Sherif Lanre, 20, and Callum Macleod, 28, as the first set of hotties looking for love in the villa.

Love Island begins on ITV2 on 3 May.

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