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Love Island star Hugo Hammond has declared that he is looking for a real romance in the villa.

But the P.E teacher, 24, has not been single for long as he abruptly ended his two-year-long relationship with blonde beauty Millie Simmons, 22, earlier this year – after they weathered the coronavirus lockdowns throughout 2020.

Prior to their split, the couple often posed for adorable snaps together and documented their fun trips and romantic dinners.

During their time together, Millie was proud to show off Hugo as her man and would flaunt their relationship on her Instagram page.

Looking through her snaps and posts it is clear to see that she was smitten with Hugo and he seemed to feel the same way and went the extra mile to make her feel special – including penning her sweet love notes.

The pair marked two years together in November 2020 and Hugo's ex made sure to post a sweet collage to commemorate the relationship milestone.

Love Island's Hugo Hammond was in a relationship with Millie Simmons before joining the show
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"2 years of putting up with you ! Yay lucky me i love you, happy anniversary x x" She penned next to the offering.

Also giving an insight into their bond, Millie uploaded a snap of a special package of goodies arriving on her doorstep from Hugo amid quarantine.

Proving that he is one romantic guy, he made sure to include a sweet love note inside and Millie added several gifs to the post including one that read "quarantine romance" and another said, "u r cute."

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Before 2020 plunged the UK into lockdown the young pair loved to enjoy lavish trips – including the exclusive Henley Regatta in Millie's hometown of Henley-on-Thames.

The fresh-faced duo looked radiant as they posed for several snaps at the event.

They celebrated their 2 year anniversary in November 2020
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The pair enjoyed a holiday to Spain during their romance
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They also liked to take part in fancy dress together with one photo showing them cuddling up dressed in shirts and ties which Millie captioned: "CEOs and office h***."

Hugo and Millie also made memories travelling together and they took a romantic trip to Spain at the start of their relationship.

They looked in their element in photos captured from the holiday as they knocked back cocktails in a bar.

When they were a couple they loved to pose up a storm
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The pair even co-ordinated outfits for fancy dress parties
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Before Hugo settled into the Love Island villa reports emerged that he dumped Millie just months before joining the show.

The Sun also suggests that he cut contact with another woman, Kathryn Burrows, 21, who'd been exchanging flirty texts with following the end of his romance with Millie.

A source told the publication: "Millie and Hugo decided to mutually split before the show started."

Speaking before entering the villa, Hugo, confessed he's looking for love as he's been single for some time.

Hugo sent sweet love notes to Millie during the pandemic
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Hugo has said that he is looking for a relationship in the villa

He said: "I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.

"I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there."

He added he wants to find someone with "banter" but added: "If she happens to be a tall leggy blonde who loves the gym as well… can’t go wrong."

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