7 things you DIDN'T KNOW about Idris Virgo - Love Island new boy!

Love Island 2018 has seen another saucy shake-up with Idris Virgo entering the ranks.

The 25-year-old professional boxer from Birmingham joined the Love Island 2018 cast alongside Kieran Nicholls during Monday night’s (9th July 2018) episode 31.

Frankie Foster and Grace Wardle were dumped to make way for the newbies, so let’s find a little more about them.

Here are 7 things you didn’t know about Love Island new-boy Idris Virgo.

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1. Idris Had a Very Recent Professional Bout

Idris Virgo had only his second professional bout of his career on June 30th, 10 days before he entered the villa. Talk about going from one extreme to the other!

The super-middlewight from D&A School of Excellence beat Scott Hillman 40-36 on points to remain undefeated in two bouts.

Finally, we get to see some professional use of those boxing pads lying around the villa!

2. He Applied For Big Brother in 2012

Social media has been blowing up after Idris Virgo’s old Big Brother application tape surfaced.

Found on YouTube, Idris applied for BB in 2012 when he was 18-years-old.

Calling himself “sexy chocolate”, it’s easy to see why this tape didn’t get him to the next stage of casting.

3. Idris is Ready to Break-up Kazimir and Josh

Talking to Love Island series four producers before entering the show, Idris announced one clear aim when it came to finding love.

The pro boxer wants a slice of the action with Kazimir Crossley and isn’t afraid of getting on the wrong side of boyfriend Josh Denzel.

Round one – ding-ding!

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Idris said: “I know some of the girls are coupled up, like Kaz with Josh, so it would be a challenge with her but I’ll find a way of stealing Kaz because she is my type. I don’t mind stepping on people’s toes.”

4. Anthony Joshua is His Idol

It may not come as a huge surprise, but unified Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua is Idris’s idol.

His Twitter account is full of Joshua related tweets and retweets.

Idris also loves a bit of Dizzee Rascal… presumably because they both love a Flex!


5. Idris is Into Fashion

Idris should slip smoothly into the villa considering his love for fashion.

The Bombshell can be seen flaunting plenty of poses on his Instagram account, not only repping sports attire but looking equally as fly in a suit.

Check out this little blue cross-hatch number, or that big brown overcoat.

You can BUY contestants clothes on the Love Island app!

6. He’s Always Had His Eye on Love Island

Endlessly scroll through Idris Virgo’s Twitter account and the first tweet you stumble upon is about Love Island – how bizarre!

Idris announced that he was going to apply for series four more than 12 months ago.

Little did he know that all his wildest dreams were about to come true, eh.

7. Idris Could be the Buffest Man in the Villa

Competition to be the most muscle-bound and athletic hunk in the villa is pretty stiff.

However, with the departure of man-mountain Adam Collard, it looks like Idris could be taking over as king of the jungle.

As a professional athlete, he’s clearly in ridiculous condition.



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