Who is Love Island new girl Arabella Chi? Is she Curtis Pritchard's ex?

Every time a Bombshell enters the Love Island villa, we expect them to shake the place up a bit.

But the new girl entering the villa in episode 16 (Thursday, June 19th) is sure to not just shake the place up a bit, but a load!

Meet Arabella Chi. 

Here is everything you need to know about the Love Island newbie and whether a past relationship with fellow Love Islander Curtis was the reason he looked so shocked to see her…

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Pictured: Arabella Chi.

Who is Arabella Chi?

Arabella Chi – real name Arabella Stanforth – is a 28-year-old model, influencer and stunt woman who grew up on the luxurious Beauchamp Avenue in Leamington Spa but now lives in London.

The Love Island newbie enters the villa in episode 16 looking to shake things up a bit. She has described herself as a “joker” who is looking to make the villa more of a fun place.

But we don’t think that’s the only thing she’s got her sights set on as she has declared her interest in turning a few heads.

And with her model-good looks and her roaring confidence, we think she won’t stop until she gets it!

Who has Arabella Chi dated in the past?

Not much is known about Arabella’s dating history. But she has been linked to former Love Island star Charlie Frederick who she said she dated “for a while” after he came out of the villa back in 2018.

This will inevitably cause some tension, as Lucie Donlan has also dated him before… Lucie just can’t catch a break!

In 2017 she was definitely in a relationship, although unconfirmed with who. In an interview with The Performance Kitchen, she said “My bf cooks for me every night” making us think they were living together at that point.

Is Arabella Curtis Pritchard’s ex-girlfriend?

When Arabella entered the villa, one Islander, in particular, seemed affected by her arrival.

It is not unlike the Love Island bosses to bring in exes and former flames to try and mix up the villa. It happened in season 2 when Tom’s ex-girlfriend Ella entered the villa and again in the last series when Jack Fincham’s ex showed up.

So it would make sense for Arabella Chi to be romantically linked to Curtis given his reaction.


Although nothing has been confirmed as of yet, Arabella does follow Curtis on Instagram signalling some previous link between the two.

She is definitely not his former dance partner, Emily Barker with whom he had a relationship, but there are some snaps of Arabella at Pineapple Dance Studios, where they could’ve met.

Does Arabella Chi have Instagram?


Arabella already has a whopping following of over 40,000 on Instagram already. And we’re sure this is only going to rocket after her appearance on Love Island.

You can follow Arabella @arabellachi.




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