Love Island’s Brad is already looking popular (Image: Instagram)

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The longed-for new series of Love Island is almost upon us and if the reaction to contestant Brad McClelland's shirtless snaps is anything to go by the "nice lad" could be odds on favourite to win.

The 26-year-old labourer from Northumberland is looking for love in the Mallorcan villa, but it seems like Brad will be spoilt for choice in the outside world, with a wave of former islanders flooding his promo post with flirty comments.

In his introductory video, Brad admitted he hasn't had sex in two years and said that while he may come across as 'a s**gger', he is in fact a "nice lad", provoking instant reaction from former islanders Amber Gill, Amber Vakili and Kady McDermott.

Having been confirmed as one of this year's chosen hearthrobs, Brad revealed more about his life prior to entering the famous villa.

Love Island's Brad has already got a strong following
(Image: Instagram)

He said: "I live with me nana and her little dog. Definitely wouldn't be going to me nana for any dating advice. I've been single for two years.

"Now I'm ready to find the one! I don't really get much attention to be fair. Sometimes lasses will turn their if I walk in but doesn't happen often…

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"I mean I try! Sometimes it just doesn't work. People would probably think I'm a top s**gger but obviously I'm f**king far from it!

Labourer Brad has beefed up since finding out he was going on Love Island
(Image: brad_mcclell/Instagram)

'Last time I had sex I was in like end of 2019. Everyone gets the wrong impression of us. Everyone thinks they'll take like, face value and think "Ah he's arrogant", "he's this, he's that". I'm none of that, like, I describe myself as someone that's very honest…

'True to myself. I like to think I'm a good laugh, good company to be around, a genuine nice lad!'

Amber Gill, who won the show in 2019 gushed: "He’s beaut", while her co-star Anna Vakili agreed musing: "Too cuteeee".

Brad has already wowed his new fans with his incredible ten-week body transformation.

Former winner Amber Gill was quick to respond to Brad's teaser video
(Image: amberrosegill/Instagram)

Brad currently has close to 4,500 followers on the social media platform but that is certain to rocket over the coming weeks.

The hunk got ripped in little over two months and gave the girls a little glimpse of what's on offer back in 2019.

Toning up and looked ready for mingle, all those hours in the gym and on the building site have clearly worked.

Fans got three different views – and few were complaining!

Anna Vakili thought Brad was "too cute"
(Image: annavakili_/Instagram)

He captioned the side-by-side snaps: "Well the last 10 weeks have been hard but been well worth it! @aestheticallytrained proving again that his programming is top class! #training "

Singleton Brad has already spoken about the type of girl who catches his eye.

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He said: "Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox."

Revealing on his Insta that he was going on Love Island, Brad joked: "Wondered why you haven't seen my food stories for over a week?"

The cheeky 26-year-old also admitted he’s in it for the holiday, saying: “Who wouldn’t want to be in a nice villa in a hot country for awhile?”

The new series of Love Island starts on Monday 28th June with the first episode of the season starting at 9pm on ITV2