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Who is Toby Aromolaran? Meet Love Island 2021 contestant who is a footballer for Hashtag United

Toby is swapping the football pitch for the villa.

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Published: Tuesday, 10th August 2021 at 3:17 pm

Toby Aromolaran has suddenly become a Love Island fan-favourite.

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Now back with his former flame Chloe Burrows, who he dumped for Abigail Rawlings, the footballer has managed to turn his journey around on the show.

On Tuesday 3rd August, Toby apologised to Chloe and she forgave him, before deciding to couple up with him at the recoupling.

So, could these two make it to the Love Island 2021 final taking place on 23rd August?

As he continues his Love Island experience, here's everything you need to know about Toby Aromolaran - one of the Love Island 2021 contestants.

Toby Aromolaran – Key Facts

Age: 22

Job: Semi-pro footballer

From: Essex

Instagram: @tobyaromolaran

Coupled up with: Chloe Burrows

Who does Toby play for?

Toby plays for semi-professional football team Hashtag United FC.

They're based in Pitsea, Essex, England, and are currently members of the Isthmian League North Division. They play at the Len Salmon Stadium.

How tall is Toby Aromolaran?

Toby is 5ft 11in tall, which is above the average height of a man in the UK at 5ft 9in according to the Office of National Statistics.

How old is Toby Aromolaran?

It may surprise some viewers to learn that Toby is just 22 years of age.

He's one of the youngest contestants in the Love Island villa currently alongside Liam Reardon and Liberty Poole, who are both 21.

Why did Toby sign up for Love Island?

“I’ve never been in a relationship. I thought, ‘If Love Island can’t find me a relationship then no one can’," Toby said ahead of his Love Island debut.

As for what the girls will make of his lack of relationship experience, Toby wasn't worried.

“Surely it’s like a learning curve, I’m just learning on the job!” he laughed, adding that having sex on the show is at the back of his mind. “First, I’m just focused on getting a girl. Before thinking about what happens next.”

What does Toby do for work?

If you have never heard of Essex-based semi-pro club Hashtag United, you should probably look them up, as playing for them is a job that Toby loves.

“I’ve played football since I was about six, but it’s really come into a new light for the past year since I joined a team called Hashtag United. They’re very social media focused. Everything is on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Playing with them has really made me fall in love with the game again," he revealed.

And being a footballer has given Toby a competitive edge.

“Personally, I’m a winner. I play football, which is a competitive sport. It’s not just a game. It’s for the position and the team. I’ve been competing my whole life. I’m a winner, I don’t like losing. I’m not a sore loser but I like to win,"he said.

Will he get back on the pitch after a summer in the spotlight? “In my head at the moment, I want to go back to football - I'm missing it already,” he said. “But I'm also open to anything that could possibly come.”

What did his family and teammates think about him starring on the show?

Toby said his place on the show was only confirmed at the last minute, and his family and friends rallied round to help him prepare.

“My family and friends are so supportive,” he said. “The moment I told them, everyone was just rushing just to help me out before I flew off, because I've been told very late.”

For the short period of time that the 22-year-old knew that he was going on the show before flying out to Spain, he had to keep his news a secret from his teammates.

“It was kind of funny,” he said. “Like my teammates will be talking about ‘Oh Love Island’s coming on soon’, and I was just there looking at them like ‘Yeah Love Island’s coming soon!’”

“I can't imagine what they're saying now,” he added. “I would love to be a fly on the wall.”

What is Toby looking for in a partner?

“Looks-wise, I’m a sucker for a cute face. Nice feet. That’s a dealbreaker for me. I don’t have a foot fetish but I appreciate nice feet! I think you can judge someone by their feet. Girls who walk around at the club with no shoes on, that’s one of my hates," he said.

Want to meet the other Love Island 2021 contestants?

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