Who is Jake Cornish? Meet Love Island 2021 contestant who is a jack of all trades
Is Jake looking for love or just a good time?
Jake Cornish and Liberty Poole had been favourites to win the cash prize of £50,000 on Love Island, coupling up on day one and being inseparable ever since.
But in a dramatic clip from tonight's show (Thursday, August 19th), it looks as though Jiberty could be over, as Liberty is casting doubt over their relationship. In an emotional scene, Liberty tells Faye Winter that she doesn't think she and Jake are "right for each other".
She later confronts Jake: "I just don't feel like that you love me for me and I want someone who loves me for me."
A shocked Jake asks: "What we saying then, are we saying we’ll go our separate ways then?"
The couple had become girlfriend and boyfriend which they officiated with matching bracelets, although fellow Islanders aren't so sure that Jake's feelings are as genuine as Liberty's. He later told Liberty that he loved her, but some of the Love Island contestants just weren't buying it.
Jake and Liberty were even voted by their peers as one of the most incompatible couples, but were saved by the public.
Are Jiberty really over? Can they make amends before the final, which is only days away?
Here's everything you need to know about Jake Cornish - one of the Love Island 2021 contestants.
Jake Cornish – key facts
Job: Water Engineer
Coupled up with: Liberty Poole
Where is Jake from?
Jake is from seaside resort Weston-super-Mare on the north Somerset coast.
How old is Jake?
Jake is a 24-year-old Water Engineer.
Why did Jake want to take part in Love Island?
Jake is very to the point when explaining his reasoning for taking part in the show, saying: “I was in a relationship for seven years and then, when lockdown hit, I was single. The opportunity is there, you might as well take it by the horns and go for it.”
But while he is in the villa, he does think he will miss the outside world. “[I will miss] my mum and my nieces. They’re lush. I’ll miss the lads but I’m sure they’ll enjoy watching me making a t*t out of myself.”
What does Jake do for work?
“I’m basically a handyman, a jack of all trades - just not electrics! I don’t go near electric.”
That’s all Jake has to say about his job but, considering his role involves water, we agree it is probably best he stays clear of all things electrical.
But don’t think that just because Jake is light on words that he won’t be a fun figure in the villa, as it seems he will be quite the opposite. “My family would say I’m the one who is always up for a laugh, always having fun. I don’t take anything seriously. The prankster! My nickname is Tigger from Winnie the Pooh because I’m always bouncing all over the place. I’ve always got so much energy.”
What is Jake like as a dater?
At just 24, Jake already has a seven-year relationship under his belt, and he says he’s in it for the long term. “I'm so used to being with one girl, I enjoyed it obviously. I’m 24 now, so I would like to think by the time I'm 30, you think, ‘I’d like to get married and have kids’. I'm still young but, before you know it, I'll be 25 and then 26. So I would like to think I'd settle down.”
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As for his ex-girlfriend, Jake says there’s no bad blood, and she’s since moved on with someone else. “She's my childhood sweetheart. You just grow apart, don't you? It didn't end sour, it didn’t end bitter, it's just a case of it is what it is. She went her way, I went my way, I've ended up here and she's ended with a boyfriend,” he laughs.
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Will his childhood sweetheart be watching?
Jake isn’t fussed about his ex seeing him in the villa. “I'm not worried, to be honest - there’s no bad blood,” he says. “It's just that she’ll see me dating on the TV instead of down the pub, I suppose - the only difference!”
What is Jake looking for in a partner?
Some trust issues could cause Jake a problem in his hunt for somebody’s heart, but the main thing he is looking for in the villa is fun (oh and “little feet”).
“Looks-wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you. I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. [I want] someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!”
You might think that Jake would be a good match for Love Island’s ultimate loyalist, Georgia Steel, but he’s actually a big fan of 2019 star Molly-Mae Hague, and says she and Tommy Fury are his ultimate Love Island role models. “Molly’s a lady that I like a lady,” he says. “They just look so good together.” His favourite islander of all time is fellow West Country native Chris Hughes and, apparently, all his mates say he reminds them of Jake.
Want to meet the remaining Love Island 2021 contestants?
- Liberty Poole
- Kaz Kamwi
- Chloe Burrows
- Toby Aromolaran
- Liam Reardon
- Millie Court
- Teddy Soares
- Faye Winter
- Tyler Cruickshank
- Aaron Simpson
- Mary Bedford
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