The heir to a Cornish estate has joined the cast of Love Island 2020.
Ollie Williams, 23, who impresses women by telling them he owns Polzeath beach, says he is looking for someone athletic and funny.
Following in the footsteps of last year’s surfing islander Lucie Donlan, Ollie, who will one day inherit Lanhydrock Estate, will be representing Cornwall while he searches for love.
Season six of Love Island comes from a new location and villa in Cape Town, South Africa, and will launch on Sunday, January 12. Irish presenter Laura Whitmore is poised to take over Caroline Flack’s role as host of the series.
The model and presenter will be heading up the first winter series of the ITV2 dating show after Caroline stepped down from her position following her arrest.
Caroline meanwhile fled to Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to assault by beating following an incident at her home with her boyfriend Lewis Burton, who has stuck by her side throughout.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ollie Williams
What makes you the perfect Love Islander?
I’m an alpha male. Wherever I go, I boss the room, I boss whatever I’m doing. I’ll be the butt of all jokes but I’ll also be the one to make all of the jokes. I’m attention seeking and I like to be the centre of what is going on at the time. I wear my emotions on my sleeve, I’m upfront and let people know what I think of them too.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
I am fun, energetic and traditional.
How would you rate your looks on a scale of 1 to 10 and what would you say is your best feature?
I’m probably a 10. I think my best feature is my body, closely followed by my wit.
What is your worst habit?
My worst habit is that I’m a perfectionist. If something needs to be done, it has to be done my way, the right way.
Describe your ideal woman.
My ideal woman is blonde, athletic and funny.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Lily James is my celebrity crush. She’s pretty gorgeous.
What song sums up your love life?
Dry Your Eyes by The Streets.
How do you tend to meet dates?
I am traditional so I much prefer to meet dates in real life. I won’t normally be the person to slide into someone’s DMs, I’d let it happen organically. Girls do slide into my DMs, it depends what they look like. You’re not going to pick up a book unless you like the cover are you?
What’s been your most disastrous date/dating experience?
The only Tinder date I ever went on was awful. I matched with this girl, she was a 10 out of 10. I arrived at the location we had agreed to meet and messaged her to let her know I was there. A 50-year-old bloke gets up from the bus stop and walks over to the driver’s door of my car. He said, ‘Is it Ollie? My name is Christina, I know I’m not what you were expecting but do you still fancy going for that drink?’ I reported it to Tinder.
Describe the ideal first date?
My ideal first date would be a restaurant in Cornwall on the coast where you can overlook the sunset and have a 12-course taster menu with wines. That’s always a great first date. It could be awkward with 12 courses to go if you didn’t like each other… But it’s a beautiful date.
What’s the best or worst chat up line that someone has used on you, or you have used yourself?
Best chat up line I’ve ever used is, ‘Do you know Polzeath beach in Cornwall? I own it’. That’s it. Chat up line, done.
What’s an immediate turn-off for you in a girl?
Bad breath, it’s the worst. Also if a girl has got her phone out in the middle of a date, it’s probably a sign it’s not going very well.
How far are you prepared to go in the villa to get the girl you want?
I’m fine with competition and the idea of treading on toes. But if I’m really close to one of the blokes, I won’t screw him over to get his girl.
Will you be loyal or do you have a wandering eye?
I have had a wandering eye in the past but I haven’t since I made that mistake. Love Island is a very different atmosphere though, it’s full of temptation…
What’s your definition of the bro code?
Bro code is putting your mates before a girl and prioritising your pal.
What’s your claim to fame?
My father is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden. When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate. I’m the heir of Lanhydrock.
Have you got any New Year’s resolutions?
To win Love Island.
If you want to kit yourself out like you are in the villa, here is how you get hold of all the things you need.
The likes of eBay , Etsy and Amazon have all the Love Island merchandise you desire in stock now- including clothing, water bottles, towels and more!
The solar lights
Decorate your outdoors to twinkle like the villa. You can buy then for £7.99 from Wowcher
Wowcher is offering super comfy bags in three bright colours, yellow, blue or pink. They are £25 here
The water bottle
The monogrammed Island accessory are available from Wowcher for just £7.99.
You can get your own personalised Love Island inspired mug from gettingpersonal.co.uk for £9.99 here
eBay have a range of Love Island suitcase stickers, so you can personalise your own suitcase, prices start at £3.50
You could wear your love for the programme in bed and out and about with the Official Love Island cami set, t-shirt shorts pyjama vest and tote bag from eBay for £7.99
The Make up
You can get the Love Island Beach Set – Liquid Luminizer, Eyeshadow, Contour Stick, Brush, Lashes & Glue from Amazon for £13.89 here
The wrist band
eBay is selling official Love Island 2019 reversible wristbands for £9.99 here
Wowcher is also selling Love Island towels at a cheaper price than the official store.
You may not be there, but you can pretend with the board game, from Amazon for £8.99
This year we’ll be helping you all stay ahead of the game by sharing where you can get Love Island inspired bikini and swimwear looks from at online and high street favourites like Topshop , Missguided , PrettyLittleThing , H&M, I Saw it First, Boohoo
My party trick is the fact that I throw a bloody awesome party. Think Gatsby but with better fireworks.