The contestants on the 2021Love Island line-up are a varied bunch, at least professionally, from civil servant to lettings managers – but one star who’s caught the eye of fans is semi-professional footballer Toby Aromolaran.
Aromolaran plays for a team called Hashtag United, which was a social media team set up in 2016 by YouTuber Spencer Owen and his brother, to play charity games in memory of a childhood friend.
The duo started out filming their matches for the video platform and became well-known as non-professional footballers.
After a couple of years of exhibition matches, the team joined the Eastern Senior League Division 1 (South).
Hashtag United is managed by coach Jay Devereux, and home games are played at Haringey Borough’s stadium in Tottenham.
The team wear a yellow and blue kit and are also a successful esports team. In 2018, three members of the club competed in the final 32 of the FIFA eWorld Cup.
Aromolaran has posted a lot about the team on his Instagram, which you can find here.
Love Island is expected to run for eight weeks this year, airing on ITV2 throughout July and August.
Find a rundown of the new contestants here.
The Independent recently spoke to past Love Island winner Jack Fincham about his experiences on the show, with the reality star answering a series of questions submitted by readers. You can read the Q&A here.
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