It’s only been back on our screens for a week, but our eyes are glued to all the drama currently happening on the summer series of Love Island 2023.


The show began on Monday, 5th June, and has seen the likes of semi-professional footballer Tyrique Hyde and music video model Ella Thomas - as well as gas engineer Mitchel Taylor, who was coupled up by the public with Molly Marsh.

Mitchel is smitten with the musical theatre performer, and has already declared he is not open to talking to the other girls - but Molly has different ideas, and viewers have seen her want to get to know bombshells Zachariah Noble and Sammy Root.

While Molly did choose to recouple with Mitchel during last Friday’s episode, fans are convinced there could be trouble in paradise for the pair.

While the drama unfolds, here’s everything you need to know about Mitchel…

Mitchel Taylor - key Facts

Age: 26

Job: Gas engineer

From: Sheffield

Who is Mitchel Taylor?

Mitchell is a 26-year-old gas engineer from Sheffield who will be looking for love and possibly a brand deal in the villa.

Is Mitchel Taylor on Instagram?

Yes, Mitchel is very active on Instagram and regularly updates his followers with lifestyle and fitness content. His handle is @mitcheltaylor_.

Why did Mitchel Taylor sign up for Love Island?

Talking about why he wants to join the show, Mitchell said he is ready to “settle down”.

Speaking to ITV, he said: "I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate."

He continued: "I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.

What is Mitchel Taylor looking for in a partner?

Talking about what he’s looking for in a partner, he told ITV: "I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with.

"I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field any more, I want to find the one."

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