One more potential 2021 Love Islander has been revealed as male model Ellis Iyayi. The 22-year-old already has a huge fanbase on Instagram with over 260,000 followers. He’s also got his own lifestyle and fitness YouTube channel and works as a personal trainer whilst studying Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett Uni.
Who is Ellis Iyayi?
As a model, Ellis has worked with big brands including Nike, JD, Gymshark and ASOS. If his name sounds familiar, that might be because he was originally rumoured to be appearing on Winter Love Island back in January 2020. He never made it to the South Africa villa though, so could he be set to make an appearance in Majorca in a few weeks’ time?
Back then, a source told The Sun:
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.
2021 Love Islanders
ITV are yet to confirm the line up for Love Island 2021 but that hasn’t stopped the rumours from flowing. So far, nine names have been reported as potentially appearing on the show, including junior doctor Toluwa Adepeju, aerial dancer Alexis Bailey and dentistry student Zach Chugg.
Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly has denied rumours that she’s heading for the villa this summer. While many thought she was on course to be the next Dani Dyer, Holly told her Instagram followers in a story:
Thanks for all the lovely messages but no, I'm definitely not appearing on Love Island.