Love Island Aaron Francis’ life – travelling, his close family ties and meeting Stormzy

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Model and VIP events host Aaron Francis was the first boy to be announced in the brand new Love Island 2021 line-up.

And he has a very busy lifestyle – from travelling across the world to modelling and being a role model to his young nephew.

He even had a brush with Stormzy and Billie Eilish at the BRIT Awards and now he's heading to the villa in a bid to look for love after a "tough" few months being single amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I’ve been single for about six or seven months and the dating world at the moment is a little bit off. Everyone’s wearing masks. You can’t really see anyone which makes dating a lot harder. I do prefer relationships than dating," he said ahead of the Love Island launch on June 28.

Aaron is the newest recruit for this year's Love Island

Aaron, 24, won't be worried about the sun in Majorca as he's used to jetting off across the world. His Instagram is full of snaps of him on holiday, with recent trips to the likes of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai and Jamaica.

He regularly posts strings of pictures of him enjoying the best the countries have to offer including quad biking across the Dubai desert and soaking up the sun in Jarada Island.

Aaron also is incredibly close to his nephew Connor, who he proudly shows off on his social media.

He is used to jetting away to sunnier climes

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The little one is a model in his own right, even having his own Instagram account – which is run by Aaron himself.

The pair have teamed up together to film an advert for Lidl.

For Connor's birthday in 2019, they took a trip to the Harry Potter studios, which Aaron confessed was just as much treat for him as it was for his nephew, who beamed as he posed in front of the Hogwarts Express with his proud uncle.

Aaron is incredibly close to his nephew

Aaron can't wait to head into the villa to find a partner who's similar to him and has "passion" for their life.

He said: "I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.

"I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends."

Aaron has met a whole host of celebs through his work as a VIP events host

Despite many chilled out nights at home with his family, Aaron has already enjoyed a showbiz lifestyle, coming face to face with the stars.

As a VIP events host, he's used to coming face to face with the biggest celebrities and even appeared at the 2020 BRIT Awards.

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In one clip from the event, he can be seen in the background as Billie Eilish and Stormzy chat, before the Big For Your Boots rapper heads over to shake hands with Aaron.

He's also met Lewis Capaldi and even worked at Princess Eugenie's and Princess Beatrice's weddings.

Aaron is looking for love on the ITV2 show
(Image: Instagram/aaronfranciis)

Talking about his work, he said: "Yeah, Eugenie and Beatrice’s over the summer. I hosted and chatted. It was nice and intimate. Everyone’s chill. In my job you meet a lot of famous people … unless you’re Beyonce, I’m not really interested."

He also models and his Instagram is full of photos of him in the latest outfits from ASOS and Zara among other big brands.