Thursday night sees new Love Island bombshell Charlie Radnedge making his mark on the villa as he embarks on steamy dates with two of the Islanders.
The estate developer, 28, made his debut on the ITV2 show during Wednesday’s episode, but looks set to ruffle feathers – particularly among one of the show’s best established couples.
And now the hunk is keen to get to know his new housemates, choosing both Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu and Tasha Ghouri for hot tub dates.
Dates: Thursday night sees new Love Island bombshell Charlie Radnedge making his mark on the villa as he embarks on steamy dates with two of the Islanders
The episode sees Charlie receive a text which reads: ‘Charlie, it’s time for you to pick two girls for some one on one time in the Hideaway terrace hot tub #doublebubble #getbusywiththefizzy’.
Charlie chooses Ekin-Su and Tasha and up first is Ekin-Su. The pair get into the hot tub and share some strawberries and a glass of bubbly.
Charlie says to Ekin-Su: ‘Relationship wise – once I’m in a relationship, I’m fully committed. I’m a bit of an all or nothing person. Does that surprise you?’
An impressed Ekin-Su says: ‘A bit. It takes a confident guy to admit that. I’ve not had anyone who has said that to me yet.’
Eyes on Tash: The 28-year-old real estate developer made his debut on the ITV2 show during Wednesday’s episode and in new scenes he chooses Tasha Ghouri for a hot tub date
Ekin-Su says: ‘When I look at you, I feel like you look quite deep into someone’s eyes – it’s quite meaningful.’
It’s soon time for Tasha’s date with Charlie. And Charlie is keen to find out if Tasha is closed off because of her coupling with Andrew.
Charlie asks: ‘Are you opposed to getting to know me?’ Tasha says: ‘I’m open to having conversations – I’m coming in here open-minded.’
Charlie says: ‘I think for me I want to go on a date with someone that I have a genuine interest in other than going on a date with someone for the sake of it.’
I got a text! The episode sees Charlie receive a text which reads: ‘Charlie, it’s time for you to pick two girls for some one on one time in the Hideaway terrace hot tub #doublebubble’
Complimenting Tasha, Charlie says: ‘Naturally, I’m attracted to you physically – you’re very pretty. Personality-wise, you seem like you’re a lot of fun. I was intrigued by you.’
Before going into the villa, Charlie already boasted that he thinks he is more ‘mature’ than some of the other islanders and he’s already got his eye on Tasha, Ekin-Su and Paige Thorne.
‘I’m very much on the personality side of things and whether you vibe with someone. Ekin-Su is more towards my classic type.
Getting steamy: Charlie chooses Ekin-Su and Tasha and up first is Ekin-Su. The pair get into the hot tub and share some strawberries and a glass of bubbly
‘Paige seems like a very, very nice girl. Tasha seems like good fun as well. I find her quite intriguing – I want to find out more about her.’
Charlie reckons he will stand out from the other men in the villa, adding: ‘I am quite a different personality to the guys in there.
‘I’d say I’m quite forward and straight talking. I’m also quite a relaxed person as well. I think I’ll bring good vibes to the Villa.’
‘I don’t require someone else to make me feel happy. If I do get into a relationship I want it to be something that adds to both of our lives, rather than it being something my happiness is dependent on.
‘I’m attracted to you’: It’s soon time for Tasha’s date with Charlie. And Charlie is keen to find out if Tasha is closed off because of her coupling with Andrew
Coupled up: Tasha is currently in a couple with Andrew, but Charlie tells her: ‘Naturally, I’m attracted to you physically – you’re very pretty’
‘I’m probably at the age where the next serious relationship, that’ll be it I reckon, so I want to be sure.’
He added: ‘I am probably slightly more mature than some other people in the Villa. I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically.’
Charlie has been single for the last three years but now feels ready to find love after years on the London dating scene.
Asked why he is single, he said: ‘Part of it is that I’m very happy on my own. I enjoy doing stuff on my own and having my own space.
Love Island continues tomorrow night at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Antigoni Buxton
Why Love Island? I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.
‘I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’
Name: Charlie Radnedge
Occupation: Real estate developer
Why do you think you’re a catch? ‘I am probably slightly more mature than some other people in the Villa. I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically.’