Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

Stay up-to-date with all the news from the Love Island villa this summer with our regular newsletter

Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.Sign me upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice

Love Island hunk Brad McClelland from Northumberland is almost unrecognisable in a throwback snap of him as a teen.

The labourer, 26, has had the ladies in the villa swooning over his good looks since he first arrived, as well as fans of the show.

In an unseen photo of Brad, he is completely baby-faced and is seen wearing a red and white shirt while playing for his local football team.

Fast forward to now, and Brad looks noticeably slimmer during his time in the villa, often showing off his rock-hard abs on the TV.

He was even called "gorgeous" by This Morning's Holly Willoughby.

Brad McClelland looks very different in childhood snaps
(Image: North News & Pictures Ltd northnews.co.uk)

The presenter was discussing Brad with Amber Gill – who competed on the show in 2019.

Holly admitted she's struggling to understand his strong north east accent, with Amber agreeing, even though she hails from "10 minutes down the road" from him.

Sharing a clip of Brad talking, Phillip commented on his accent saying: "He’s got quite a thick accent hasn’t he?"

The hunk looks totally different as a teen compared to his Love Island stint
(Image: North News & Pictures Ltd northnews.co.uk)

Brad has turned the heads of the girls in the villa
(Image: ITV)

After watching the video, Holly said: "Great accent, it did take me a couple of seconds, because he sort of talks… he doesn't stop between sentences either so it's quite hard to kind of work out what he's saying."

The mum-of-three, who is married to Dan Baldwin, cheekily added: "Gorgeous though!" as Amber agreed with her, saying: "So beautiful."

"Well, we'll see what happens with him! He seems like quite a nice boy as well, he does seem like a sweetheart," Holly then said.

Her and Amber predicted that they think Islander Faye Winter is going to bring the drama to the Spanish villa this year, as Amber described her as "a troublemaker".

He had a heated chat with Faye
(Image: ITV)

Faye was having none of it
(Image: ITV)

Meanwhile, Shannon Singh has posted her first snap since she left the villa.

The model, 22, was booted from the villa within 48 hours of the show airing following a shock recoupling.

Bombshell Chloe Burrows shook things up when she entered the villa and coupled up with Shannon's partner Aaron Francis.

She promptly received a text informing her she had to pack her bags and leave.

"IM BACK EVERYONE!" Shannon, who hails from Fife, posted.

Read More
Related Articles


  • Curtis and AJ Pritchard answer your questions in exclusive Mirror Facebook live chat

Read More
Related Articles


  • Love Island star Chloe Burrows' family angered as Instagram removes anti-trolls post

"Cannot believe the amount of support I’ve received I love every single one of you!!

"Thank you to my best friend for life @rubykellll for running my socials whilst I was gone- gutted but SO grateful for the opportunity. Everyone please #bekind"

She posed in a salmon pink bikini as she stood on the terrace of a villa.

Tonight's show is set to be a dramatic one as there is a re-coupling – and the girls get to choose who they want to partner up with.

Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us direct 0207 29 33033.