Love Islands Tom Clare split from girlfriend just weeks before doing show

Potential Love Island bombshell Tom Clare was reportedly in a committed long-term relationship just weeks before jetting off to South Africa for this year's winter edition of the popular ITV2 reality dating show.

The footballer, 23, is said to have left his friends and family shocked when he broke up with long-term girlfriend Emily Mott and revealed his hopes to join the villa of singletons.

Tom is set to go head-to-head with fellow villa hopeful Ellie Spencer in a public vote to see who will be the first bombshell to enter this year's Love Island.

Neither Tom or Ellie are guaranteed a spot in the series, so will hoping to be the one picked by the public.

A source close to Tom has spoken to The Sun about his previous relationship, which ended just weeks ago, telling the outlet: "Everyone was really shocked to see Tom pop up as a bombshell.

“As far as most people knew he was really loved-up with Emily. They were always together and enjoyed exotic holidays together. They were even talking about marriage at one point."

Speaking ahead of his potential entrance, Tom said: "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.

"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."

In a video sharing his hopes on being voted into the villa, Tom said: "Obviously if I'm the first bombshell to go into the villa, I'll be buzzing. If there's a girl I want and she's coupled up, then I will try my best to get that girl.

"Nine times out of ten I'll get her," he goes on to insist, while giving a cheeky wink to the camera.

And voting for the first bombshell isn't the show's only twist, with another being the reported axing of one the show's iconic challenges.

Bosses of the hit ITV show have said to have ditched the food challenges, which saw Islanders pass food and drinks between each other's mouths, after receiving a series of complaints over the years.

Concerns from fans of the show about the challenge ranged from them being "grossed out" to unnecessary food wastage.

The show's executive producer, Mike Spencer, confirmed in May that Love Island would be "moving away" from the food challenges after many of the show’s fans complained that it was "gross".

And while the show may be doing away with the food challenges it seems the villa's residents will still be taking part in a number of activity based challenges.


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