Who is Chris Hughes? Everything you need to know about the former Love Island contestant and rapper

His claim to fame was winning a youth football tournament playing for Swindon. Now he can say he's met Stormzy...


Before Chris Hughes was busy meeting Stormzy or racking up 1.8 million followers on Instagram, the Love Island star was best-known for being an ambassador for golf clothing, of all things.


Ahead of Chris & Kem: Straight Outta Love Island, here’s a recap of everything you need to know about Chris – and why the nation fell in love with him this summer:

Love Island 2017 contestants: Chris Hughes

Age: 22

Occupation: Golf Clothing Ambassador

From: Gloucestershire

Although he wasn’t an original islander, Chris entered Love Island during the first week of the show alongside Jonny.

Despite initially going on a date with Montana (we know – unthinkable now) Chris soon had his eye on Olivia. Things were going well until Mike arrived on the scene and stole Liv in a recoupling. And lo the name Muggy Mike was born.


He was caught in a dramatic love triangle between Liv and Mike when finally it all came to end when he was dumped off the villa – and eagle-eyed fans thought it was hilarious when they spotted Chris wheeling Mike’s suitcase out of the bedroom.

Things were up and down with Olivia, but when he broke down in tears and told her how much she meant to him it looked as though things were finally back on track. But if they don’t work out, Chris can always find romance with Kem.

The pair’s bromance went from strength to strength on the show – with the pair rapping (badly) together, sporting matching manicures and even sharing a full-on snog during a challenge.

Has Chris dated anyone famous before? Not that we know of, but he said his claim to fame as winning the “Milk Cup, an international football tournament with Swindon when I played for their youth team.”

What’s his reputation like? Not great. He described his worst date as being when he met two girls in the gym who were best friends. After initially texting one of them, he then went round her house, drank too much and woke up the next morning in the other girl’s bed.


Chris also said that he’s been “the heartbreaker” in every relationship that he’s been in before. He just “fell out of love” with a girl he dated for three and a half years and had this to say about his first break-up ending:

“When I finished my first ever relationship, the girl’s mum was ringing me telling me her daughter was in a total state about it. I was only about 16 or 17.” Oh dear.

What is Chris looking for in the villa? “I want a brunette – only because of past relationships have mostly always been with blondes so kind of just break the mould with that one,” he tells us. “Finding a brunette would be nice.” Um, we hope Olivia didn’t read this when she got out.

“I think every guy has a wandering eye to be honest,” he reasoned, adding that he thinks “men are just worse than women at everything”.


“At the end of the day, I’m going there for the girls,” he said when asked about how loyal to the lads he will be. “It’s something I would consider but it wouldn’t stop me. We’re all there for the same reason. I’ve known the boys as long as I’ve known the girls so there is no loyalty.”

That said, he does describe himself as an “old fashioned romantic”: “I write letter and leave them hidden for girls to find,” he says. “I love surprises and I like treating people and making them feel special.” How lucky is Liv? Or should that be Kem…


Chris & Kem: Straight Outta Love Island airs Sunday October 1 at 9pm and Monday October 2 at 9pm on ITV2.