Who is Harley Brash? Meet the Love Island series 5 contestant who already knows Amber

Harley knows Amber from back home in Newcastle – and has set her sights on Chris

Love Island Harley (ITV)

We may be rapidly approaching the Love Island final, but we’ve still got a few more bombshells to wade through before we crown our winning couple.

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Here’s everything you need to know about newcomer Harley Brash, who enters the villa after a shock dumping

Meet Harley Brash…

Who is Harley coupled up with on Love Island? The villa’s resident comedian, Chris.

Age: 20

From: Newcastle

Job: Estate Agent

Instagram: @harley_brash

Harley is set to be right at home in the Love Island villa, as she’s firm friends with some former Islanders.

Ellie Brown is my best friend, she is amazing, we are like sisters,” she said of her Love Island connections. “My mam and her mam were best friends so we’ve known each other since we were little. We’ve always stuck together. I know Zara McDermott through Ellie too.”

Harley was even pictured with last year’s lothario Adam Collard, but while tongues were set wagging that they were dating, Harley insists she’s been ‘officially’ single for over a year.

“He’s such a lovely boy,” she added. “We went for dinner and were pictured and it was suggested we were dating but we’re just friends.”

Harley has even met this year’s hot favourite Amber out and about in the toon – but says the pair aren’t close.

“I know of Amber who is in the villa. I see her on a night out but I don’t know her too well,” she said.

But their connection may cause a little drama in regards to who Harley is interested in…

What is Harley looking for in the Love Island villa?

Before going in, she really fancied newly-single Michael (sorry Amber).

“I think he is a bit misunderstood. He’s lovely to look at though, I could definitely just look at him!” Harley joked.

She also teased that she “won’t hold back” on getting her man in the villa.

“I’ll always tell a girl first if I like the guy they are coupled up with but if I’ve told the girl, then the game is on,” she said. “I wouldn’t be sneaky or snakey but if I’ve told someone I like someone, don’t think I’m going to hold back.”

She also set her sights on Ovie and Anton.

“I think Ovie is absolutely beautiful, he is stunning so he is basically my perfect man. I also think Anton comes across really funny so I’d be open to getting to know him,” she said.

“My perfect guy would be lovely and tanned. I need a man, I don’t want a boy, I need someone who will take care of me and put me in my place. My whole life I’ve had everything given to me on a plate so I need someone to give me the chase.”

What has Harley been up to in the Love Island villa?

Harley picked single Ovie for a date, telling him: “I can see how much of a personality you’ve got. If you’re not funny, I don’t want to know you.”

However, it turned out that Ovie was more interested in newcomer India, leaving Harley to couple up with Chris — a pairing that’s actually turned out rather well so far…

Their first fight followed soon after their first kiss, after Chris upset Harley by indicating that he thought the public would be willing him and India together.

“Muggy as f***,” she said, storming away from Chris after a passionate row on the matter.

However, after Chris cooked her a romantic breakfast of eggs and “I’m sorry” toast, Harley and Chris (loudly and literally) kissed and made up — but things were cut short for the pair  when they were both dumped form the villa.

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