Occupation: Hairdresser to the stars… Kind of. Kem has quite literally had a brush with reality TV in the past, dressing the hair of TOWIE’s James Argent and Pete Wicks, and Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews.
What was his Love Island journey like? Kem’s coupling up with Amber has been one of the best and also the worst things to happen in the Love Island villa so far this year.
But after only three weeks together, Kem confided in Dom that the fun had gone from his relationship with Amber: “Mate all she does is put me down, I feel like I’m treading on eggshells,” he said. “When I first met Amber we were all giggly and funny. I feel like everything I do now I can’t be myself. I constantly can’t be myself. I feel like the real Kem isn’t here anymore.”
So deep. Anyway, he soon got over that. A stint apart when the villas were divided and the boys were sent to live in Casa Amor had Kem kissing Chyna, which almost tipped Amber over the edge when the photo was delivered on a postcard for all to see. But when he arrived back to see her, the pair agreed to give things another proper go of it together, despite him being coupled with Chyna and her being coupled with Nathan…
Is he in touch with his feminine side? You betcha. “I don’t mind sitting with a girl doing a facemask and having a gossip,” he says. “I’m confident enough in myself to do that, even if she’s my girlfriend.”
What is his achilles heel: “I fall for girls very easily. It’s been my downfall because I make it so obvious when I like a girl. I might get a bit clingy.” Just ask Amber for confirmation of this…
His biggest fear about being on Love Island was: “Really liking a girl who goes off with someone else. It’s not a nice feeling anyway, especially with everyone watching. I’d just start crying and going emotional.”
What he’s looking for: “I want a girl version of me!” he says. “Someone as mad and crazy as me. I’m not normal and I think the people who make Love Island know that, so I’m hoping they’ll have found a girl who’s not normal, who’ll be a good match for me.”
Chris & Kem: Straight Outta Love Island airs Sunday October 1 at 9pm and Monday October 2 at 9pm on ITV2.