It's only been a few weeks since Tom Clare entered the Love Island villa, and now he has found himself in the final, with the possibility of winning £50,000.


Tom entered the villa alongside season six star Sophie Piper and is now happily in a couple with Molly Smith.

The pair have had some ups and downs, especially when it came to the infamous heart rate challenge which saw Molly's heart raised the most for her ex-boyfriend Callum Jones. But the awkwardness didn't seem to last long, with the pair now happily in a couple.

It's been a year since we saw Tom in the villa, after making his debut as the first bombshell of the second winter edition in January 2023.

He was nicknamed "Terrace Tom" for his shenanigans on the balcony, but managed to leave the season in a committed relationship with Samie Elishi.

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Sadly, they split just months after appearing on the ITV2 dating show, and now it seems Tom is getting his second chance at love.

With the final now upon us, read on for everything you need to know about Tom Clare – one of the contestants in the Love Island: All Stars 2024 line-up.

Tom Clare – key facts

Love Island 2023 Tom Clare
Love Island 2023 Tom Clare ITV

Age: 24

Job: Semi-pro footballer

From: Barnsley

Instagram: @tomclare__

Who is Tom Clare?

Tom Clare is a semi-professional footballer from Barnsley. He first appeared on Love Island in January 2023 and left the show in a couple with Samie Elishi.

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How old is Tom Clare?

Tom Clare is 24 years old. He was born on the 2nd of September 1999, meaning the Islander will turn 25 later this year.

Why is Tom returning for Love Island: All Stars?

Tom is looking to find love again and he thinks the villa is the perfect place to find it!

Asked why he wanted to give it another go, Tom said ahead of his return: "I found love last time, so I am back and ready to give it another go."

He continued: "When you’re with someone 24/7 you really get to know them. It can be such an alien environment, so you really get to know someone in a short space of time. It’s Love Island - it’s the best place!"

In terms of how he'd feel if he were to bump into an ex in the villa, he added: "I think it’s hard because I was obviously in love with Samie, so I don’t know how I would react.

"We haven’t seen each other in a long time and things have been said. It would be difficult seeing her. Although we might have argued a bit, she’s got a good heart and I haven’t got a bad way to say about her."

What season of Love Island was Tom Clare on?

Tom took part in season 9 of Love Island in January 2023. He arrived as the show's first bombshell.

He had connections with Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown, Ellie Spence, Samie Elishi and Lydia Karakyriakou, but it's his romance with Samie that really shone as the pair went on to finish in third place behind winners Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan.

What happened with Samie and Tom?

Tom and Samie talk in Love Island episode 33
Tom and Samie talk on winter Love Island 2023. Lifted Entertainment/ITV

Just months after appearing on Love island, it was reported that Samie and Tom had split in April 2023. Nevertheless, the pair were pictured hanging out, leading fans to believe they were still together.

Just months later it was revealed that the were no longer an item, with the duo appearing to throw shade at one another on social media.

For more on what happened between Tom and Samie, follow the link.

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