Charlie Brake reckons he’s a “completely different guy to anyone in Love Island” and while the rest of the boys are relentlessly working out, Charlie won’t be joining them.
“You’ve got a lot of guys in the villa who spend a lot of time in the gym,” he says. “I’m definitely not one of those guys, I keep fit but eat and drink what I want.”
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The 22-year-old self-proclaimed “socialite” thinks his background could cause some jealousy in the villa; he explains, “my grandfather founded a food distribution company called Brakes which my family own and we sold it so everyone is well looked after,” adding: “I don’t really have to work so I tend to do what I want.”
Charlie reckons his best attributes are his “pretty blue eyes”, and he’s a self-declared “no nonsense guy”. He can be chilled but he will speak his mind in the “cut throat” villa.
He’s had a few long-term relationships, and even moved to America with a girl from Liverpool for a bit, but that didn’t work out. His exes will “be surprised” to see him on Love Island, he reckons.
Charlie describes himself as “pretty traditional” but says, “As a second date, I have taken a girl out skiing or away for the weekend. Sometimes that works out quite well or sometimes I can regret it when I’m on the plane and realise I don’t want to be there with her.”
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Charlie isn’t always a gentleman, though: he admits he once called a girl round at 3am then sent her home in an Uber after a fight and then cancelled the ride once she got into the cab. What a charmer.
And don’t expect Charlie to respect his fellow boys’ relationships – “I did go out with one of my mate’s exes. I went there and we fell out so I would definitely do that. A lot of my mates call me ‘Snakey Brakey’ as a joke. I have got a reputation to walk over people, even if they are my mates. If I want something, I’ll go for it.”
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Love Island airs daily on ITV2 at 9pm