Brett Staniland is the new contestant joining the Love Island 2021 cast.
The bombshell joined the villa on Tuesday night’s episode, making himself cosy in the garden while the fellow islanders were out competing in the Sex Gods challenge, which was won by Tyler Cruickshank.
In another cliffhanger, Brett was spotted in the garden by Priya and Chloe as they returned, who looked shocked when they saw the new arrival and headed out to meet them.
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PHD student and model Brett has his eye on Millie Court, who is currently coupled with Merthyr-born Liam Reardon, as well as Kaz and Mary.
“Millie, Kaz has been a recurring pick for me and maybe Mary,” Brett said when asked who he was interested in. “They all seem like really lovely people. I’d go and ask the question for sure. I want to know where their heads are at.”
Brett explained he’s joining the show as he’s “never had a serious relationship” and feels “now is the right time” to settle down.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brett’s Love Island debut.
Everything you need to know about new Love Island contestant Brett Staniland
Who is Brett Staniland?
Brett is a PHD student and model from Derbyshire.
He is 27 years old.
Speaking about his studies, he said: “I study exercise and health. I’ve spent the last two years in Madrid collecting data there. My research is based around using exercise interventions and the effects of physical activity on reducing people’s risk of cardiovascular diseases.
“I didn’t speak a word of Spanish until I moved there and had to kind of pick it up. I was learning scientific words before I knew the word for like, ketchup. So I kind of learned backwards.”
Brett, who says his family and friends would describe him as “sarcastic” as well as “generous and caring”, is an identical twin.
Speaking about his brother, Brett said: “We’re identical mirror twins. Our hair naturally parts the other way, I’m left handed, he’s right handed, he’s left footed and I’m right footed.
“There’s some blemishes on our skin which are perfectly opposite. I’m older by two minutes.
“There’s some very peculiar questions I get asked, like ‘if I hit you will he feel it?'”
What is Brett Staniland’s Instagram handle?
Brett has almost 40k followers on his Instagram account where he regularly shares modelling pictures.
You can follow Brett here.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
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