Love Island 2023 is well under way with a new batch of contestants.


The brand new cohort of 10 singletons consists of musical theatre performer Molly Marsh, model Emma Thomas and gas engineer Mitchel Taylor.

Also amongst this year's starting lineup is business development executive George Fensom, who hit the news for the wrong reasons before he even stepped onto the hit dating show.

George has promised to bring "charm, personality, good looks, quick wit" and, erm, "tanned ankles" to the villa. But can he deliver?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Love Island 2023 contestant.

George Fensom - key facts

Love Island season 10: George Fensom
Love Island season 10: George Fensom ITV/Lifted Entertainment

Age: 24

Job: Business development executive

Instagram: @georgefensom

Who is George Fensom?

A business development executive hailing from Bedford, George is confident that he will bring a party spirit (and some questionable dance moves) to the villa. "I'm the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing," he says. "I’m always the one who wants to go out. My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the villa." Sounds like this year's talent show could be a sight to behold.

Love Island's George Fensom tweets

As detailed above, George faced backlash before even appearing on Love Island after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.

In response, the 24-year-old told and other press: “Actually, looking back on those tweets, I was really naive and really young to think that that was the right thing to say.

"It's obviously not the right thing to say on my behalf, and it's one of them situations that it doesn't show the man that I am today at all, in any way, shape, or form.”

George added: “As I say, you know, I can't even remember off the top of my head when it was, 14/15. Even so, we are talking near enough 10 years ago. So much learning gets done every day around these subject areas and we are still, as humans, continuing to learn now of what is right and what is wrong."

What is George Fensom looking for in a partner?

When it comes to potential dates, George is on the look out for a girl with "drive", who is "passionate about something, whether it’s a job or enjoying trips to the zoo on Saturdays".

In terms of his type, he adds that he tends to "prefer a girl who is naturally good looking, and someone who has even more banter than me - although I don’t believe that’s physically possible. I think those three qualities make for a perfect mix in a partner". Will he find 'the one' in the villa? We'll have to wait and see.

And if he had to choose three famous faces to join him in the villa, the first would be Megan Fox, while "the second would be Anne Hegerty from The Chase. I wouldn't crack on with her but I'd have a laugh with her". Finally, he'd like Nigella Lawson to be on board to "cook something sexy".

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How old is George Fensom?

George is 24 years old.

Is George Fensom on Instagram?

You can find George's Instagram profile over on the handle @georgefensom, where he has previously shared gym selfies and photos from nights out with friends.

However, posts on George's account will be paused while he is in the Love Island villa, as ITV's current duty of care guidelines stipulate that contestants' social media accounts should go dormant while they are on the show, so that islanders and their friends and family are shielded from potential trolling.

Love Island starts on ITV2 on Monday 5th June 2023 at 9pm. You can watch all previous seasons of Love Island on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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