Jack Fincham has admitted that he was “nervous about his body” before entering the Love Island villa.

The series four winner was applauded for his beaming confidence over the eight weeks in Majorca, although he was the only guy in Love Island 2018 without a rippling six-pack.

Love Island has become synonymous with models and personal trainers, with the stereotypical Islander boasting an immaculate ‘fitness’ body.

In his first live interview since Love Island came to a close, Jack Fincham told ITV’s Good Morning Britain how he walked away from the series because of body confidence issues.

Screen shot: Jack Fincham Instagram @jack_charlesf

Screen Shot: Jack Fincham Instagram @jack_charlesf

Jack Fincham: Dad Bod

Speaking to Good Morning Britain hosts Ranvir Singh and Kate Garraway, Jack opened up about how he nearly opted out of Love Island series four because of the pressures surrounding body image.

Jack said: Before I went in there – obviously I’ve seen the show so many times –  I knew there would be abs and biceps everywhere. So just before I went in, I was like ‘I can’t do this’.”

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Pictured: The Couples: 23rd July: Dani and Jack.

But I just said to myself, nah, go in there and go for it. I was so body conscious at first, but the confidence grew as the series went on.”

Love Island Body Issues

The 26-year-old former pens salesman from Kent continued to explain that he felt “out of his comfort zone” on many occasions across the series.

In particular, the fireman striptease challenge.

Jack said: Ah, the fireman challenge… I was stood there in these little tight pants thinking what am I doing!”

From ITV Studios Love Island: SR4: Ep39 on ITV2 Pictured: Jack Fincham during the challenge.

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Love Island: SR4: Ep39 on ITV2
Pictured: Jack Fincham during the challenge.

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From ITV Studios  Love Island: SR4: Ep39 on ITV2  Pictured: Jack Fincham during the challenge.

From ITV Studios
Love Island: SR4: Ep39 on ITV2
Pictured: Jack Fincham during the challenge.

Love Island 2019 Applications

It has been reported that over 24,000 people have already applied for Love Island 2019, and that’s just one week after the application process had opened.

Offering advice to future Love Island hopefuls, Jack thinks that anyone should apply for the show, no matter what their body type.

Jack said: Everyone has a little something about them, you know? Everyone has something attractive about them in some way. If you want to go on it (Love Island) then just do it, don’t worry about how you look.”

Anyone else blow dry their armpits?

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The Love Island 2018 winner has been praised for rewriting the Island stereotype, potentially sparking a new wave of contestants who don’t need to be models, personal trainers or have abs that you could use to grate cheese.

 

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