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Love Island: Meet the professional footballer ready to 'play the field in the villa'

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Love Island: Meet the Macclesfield FC footballer ready to ‘play the field in the villa’

Macclesfield FC striker Tom Clare has been announced as the latest contestant set to head into the Love Island villa.

The 23-year-old footballer been granted leave from the non-league side to participate in the winter series of the ITV2 reality show set in South Africa.

In a teaser clip ahead of the series launch, Clare said he was going to be “playing the field” in the villa.

Macclesfield FC have said they are “disappointed to lose a player of Tom’s calibre” but the show is an “incredible opportunity.”

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