Who is Spencer Wilks? Meet Love Island 2023 contestant and business owner
The 24-year-old Belieber is hoping to find his Baby (Baby, Baby) in the Love Island villa.
We're approaching the end of Love Island 2023's second week and so far, we've had a fortnight of firepit chats, tense tiffs and surprisingly recouplings – and yesterday's episode was no exception.
Last night, two brand new bombshells entered the villa – Ellie Spence and Spencer Wilks – and neither of them were afraid to start grafting.
With the two newcomers getting first pick at the recoupling, Ellie made a rival of Lana Jenkins after choosing the easily-swayed Ron Hall, while Spencer went for Olivia Hawkins, who had previously worried about her status in the villa after Haris Naman's exit and Tom Clare leaning towards Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown.
However, with the tally of dumped islanders growing as the days go on, we'll have to see whether the Justin Bieber-loving 24-year-old can make a strong-enough connection to stay in the villa.
Read on for everything you need to know about Spencer as he adjusts to villa life.
Spencer Wilks – key facts
Job: E-Commerce Business Owner
Coupled up with: Olivia Hawkins
Bournemouth-based business owner Spencer Wilks is hoping to bring lots of cuddles to the Love Island villa, describing himself as "very loving".
"I like doing stuff for other people. I’m excited all the time really. I do say the wrong things as I have no filter. If I think it, I’ll say it straight away," he said. "Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it stirs things up a bit which I find funny."
His family and friends would describe him as "loud, outgoing and chatty" and when it comes to romantic relationships, he can fall in love "pretty quickly".
"I get head over heels pretty quick if I find someone [and] I think, ‘Wow, you’re ticking my boxes.’"
If there's villa karaoke at some point, the islanders better watch out – Spencer says he's a "full Belieber" (a huge fan of Justin Bieber). Hopefully there'll be One Less Lonely Girl with Spencer's arrival on the show.
What is Spencer's business?
E-commerce business owner Spencer is director of a vibrator business – this was revealed in the 26th January edition of Love Island, much to Olivia's delight.
Why did Spencer want to take part in Love Island?
The 24-year-old signed up for Love Island to take himself out of his comfort zone with a "great experience".
"Maybe I’ll find someone that I could be with forever and to share that experience with someone I think is quite unique," he said. "This is the only time I’ve been single, so it’s now or never really."
As for why he's still single, Spencer said that he just hasn't found the one yet. "I'm quite picky and very particular with the person I want to be with in a relationship, so I’m still just waiting."
Is Spencer on Instagram?
If you were hoping to do an internet stalk of Spencer, then you're in luck – he is on the gram at @spennywilks.
The business owner currently boasts 5,000 followers, although that total is likely to go up thanks to his appearance on Love Island.
His photos are mostly holiday and festival snaps, including a lot of pool shots – so he'll fit right in over in the South African villa.
What is Spencer looking for in a partner?
While Spencer hasn't revealed what he looks for in a partner, he has revealed his turn offs. "I don’t like picking one thing that would put me off someone. But I would say, being fake, I really don’t like that and it gets under my skin. When a girl’s b****y, that for me is just not a vibe."
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