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Who is Jamie Allen? Meet Love Island 2022 bombshell and footballer

The footballer isn't afraid to step on any toes in the villa.

Love Island's Jamie Allen
Published: Tuesday, 26th July 2022 at 3:05 pm
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Footballer Jamie Allen might only just have swanned into the villa, but it looks like the newcomer might have a chance of winning the show alongside fan-favourite Danica Taylor after she chose to couple up with him last week.


Jamie and Danica ended up in the bottom three on Sunday night's episode (24th July) alongside his fellow newcomers Lacey Edwards, Nathalia Campos and Reece Ford, as well as Deji Adeniyi.

But eventually, Danica and Jamie were revealed to be safe, leaving Reece, Nathalia, Deji and Lacey to say their goodbyes.

Jamie's appearance on the show has raised some questions about his football career, with his club, FC Halifax Town, sharing a statement on their official Twitter page.

As he joins the Love Island 2022 line-up, here's everything you need to know about Jamie Allen, including the teams he's played for and how to follow him on social media.

Jamie Allen - Key facts

Age: 27

Job: Footballer

From: Preston

What football team does Jamie play for?

Jamie currently plays for FC Halifax Town as a striker.

Following Allen's Love Island signing, Halifax commented on his future at the team, writing: "Jamie Allen has decided to join the cast of Love Island 2022, making his intentions clear that the opportunity is very important to him. The matter will be reviewed on his return."

The club had previously tweeted that Jamie had “committed his future” to the team back in June 2022.

Jamie started his youth career at Fleetwood Town, before joining the first team in 2012, and was on loan at Barrow and AFC Fylde before being released.

He then moved to Stalybridge Celtic, before joining Southport where he made over 60 appearances until he exited in 2017.

After leaving there, he joined Dover for two years and then signed his first deal with the National League side.

What league is FC Halifax Town in?

Jamie Allen on Love Island
Jamie Allen on Love Island ITV

For those unfamiliar with Jamie’s current signing, FC Halifax Town, it’s a professional football club based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

FC Halifax Town currently competes in the National League.

Why did Jamie decide to sign up for Love Island?

Jamie is looking for the real deal in the Love Island villa.

“Now I am 27, I want to find someone, have a genuine connection and fall in love so Love Island is the perfect place for me to find that," he revealed before his villa debut.

Asked what he'll bring to the villa, he added: "I am just going to be myself, good vibes, good energy, get along with anyone, the boys, the girls but the main objective is to find someone so I am just going to be myself in the villa.”

In terms of whether he's competitive, Jamie said: “Absolutely, I play football every single day and in terms of stepping on people’s toes we are all in there for the same reason so I wouldn’t have a problem upsetting a few people. I am coming in a bit later so I probably will upset a few lads but you gotta do what you gotta do.”

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Does Jamie have Instagram?

He does! You can follow the footballer @jamie_allen12.

Jamie's team announced that he was joining the ITV2 dating show on his Instagram, sharing his promotional photo with the caption: "Look who’s going to be on your screens tonight ????????"

He regularly shares dressed-up snaps on his gram, as well as photos of him in action on the pitch.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial. Read more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what else is on.


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