For Love Island 2019 star Joe Garratt, age has been a blessing.

The self-admitted “former friend-zone regular” is now soaking up the sun in Majorca a batch of beautiful girls and an Instagram account that will sky rocket in followers by the time he leaves the show.

But, how old is Joe? Here’s a look at his kick-ass development over the years.

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Joe is the owner of a catering company and hails from London.

We suspect this is why he refers to himself as ‘the sandwich man’ both on Instagram and his Love Island introduction video.

Joe also plays semi-professional rugby, although that probably doesn’t interest you in the slightest.

You can follow Joe on Instagram at @josephgarratt.

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I think Summer 2019 is going to be big 😅♥️🏝 #LoveIsland #TheSandwichMan

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Joe Garratt: Age

Joe may look like the youngest lad of the group, but he’s not.

Lucie Donlan and Amber Gill are both just 21, while hulk-like monsters Tommy Fury and Sherif Lanre are the youngest at 20 years old.

Handsome South-East Londoner Joe is 22.

During his introduction, he said that he used to get friend-zoned until his looks began to improve; so, what did he look like before?

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still of Joe Garratt on Love Island, ITV, 2019

Joe Garratt: Before

We did a little dive into his Insta and found some old pics.

Here he is back in 2013 at what looks like a music festival.

Joe would have been 16 at the time, looking like your typical scrawny teenager.

 

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Work in progress…

Over the next few years, however, Joe unknowingly fashioned himself into the perfect Love Island contestant.

He hit the gym and carved some abs into his middrift.

 

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A work in progress… adjustments will be made 🏋️‍♂️Soon come 200kg!

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The finished product: Look at Joe now!

He’s certainly no teenager anymore and has embarked on quite the transformation.

Hope he doesn’t pack those swimmers for Majorca, though…

 

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