Love Island new boy Charlie – reality TV connections, real age and celeb lookalike

As Love Island bombshell Charlie Radnedge enjoys his first day in the villa, we find out more about the Londoner – who is sure to set pulses racing

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Love Island: New guy Charlie enters the villa

Love Island’s latest bombshell Charlie Radnedge has already made a big impression.

The real estate developer was immediately told to “f**k off” by Luca Bish when he rocked up last night to meet the girls, who were beside themselves with excitement when they saw the new stud.

With his chiselled bod and classic looks, London boy Charlie is sure to send temperatures rising in the villa.

But what to do we know about the new boy – from his Made in Chelsea connections to surprising real age – here’s the lowdown on the blonde bombshell.

Famous connections

Charlie might be making his reality TV debut, but he already has friends in high places.

The new islander is good pals with Made In Chelsea favourite Miles Nazaire, who joined the show in season 15.

Miles took to Instagram to show his support for his mate, saying: “The secret is out, Charlie is on Love Island. We’ve known for weeks and it’s been killing us to not say anything.

Charlie’s pals with MIC’s Miles



Friends in high places



“Me and the boys obviously knew this and this is why he’s not been on social media or we haven’t been hanging out with him.

“However, please everyone go and support our boy Charlie. He’s amazing, he’s our best mate and he is going to kill it. He’s one of the funniest humans we know.”

Miles’ co-star Harvey Armstrong also sent his support for the bombshell, posting: “Can’t believe it @CharlieRadnedge my boy in the villa.”

Although he wasn’t convinced his pal would be in for a romantic ride, adding: “You are not finding love on there, mate.”

Real age

Fans were flummoxed when Charlie made his debut on the show with many trying to work out the bombshell’s age.

He told ITV he was “slightly more mature” than most of the contestants, but it turns out he’s 28.

He reckons he’s “slightly more mature” than the rest of the gang



That makes him the same age as Davide Sanclimenti, who was slammed for cracking on with Gemma Owen, 19.

The Italian didn’t appear to appear the bombshell’s biggest fan when he quipped: “Charlie…the name says it all”.

While Davide’s former partner Ekin-Su was slightly more impressed with Charlie, particularly his age, as she’s already admitted to wanting an older man.

Now that Ekin and her partner Jay are on the rocks, could her head be turned by the new guy?

Celeb doppelgänger

With his blonde curls and strong bone structure, some eagle-eyed viewers reckon they’ve seen Charlie before.

Fans were quick to point out the likeness between the Londoner and Peaky Blinders’ Arthur Shelby, played by Paul Anderson.

Fans reckon he looks like Arthur Shelby


BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Robert Viglasky)

There’s a definite similarity between the pair with one fan viewer tweeting: “Charlie belongs belongs on Peaky Blinders.”

However, while he might look like ruthless villain, Charlie’s cut-glass accent would stand out a mile in Birmingham!

‘Ready to settle down’

Despite MIC’s Harvey not being optimistic about his pals’ chance at finding love in the villa, Charlie has said he’s ready to settle down.

He reckons he ready to settle down



“I date quite a lot in London and I’ve been single for three years, so I’m not having that much success in that department, so why not try something new,” he told ITV.

Pointing out he was “slightly more mature” than some of the other contestants, he added: “I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically.”

The stud reckoned he had his his eye on Ekin-Su, Paige and Tasha before he went in the villa, but pointed out the he ‘might get on with someone he didn’t fancy before’.

With his first night under his belt under the watchful eyes of the boys, we can’t wait to see what happens later this eve!

Love Island is on ITV2 at 9pm

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