Tatted up Love island hopeful Connor Durman is hoping to find lasting love in the villa this January
The 25-year-old coffee bean salesman hails from Brighton, but has spent the last four years looking for love (unsuccessfully) in Australia.
After a string of failed relationships, Connor is hoping to turn his fortune around in the ITV2 dating show.
For the first time ever the match-making show will be set in sunny South Africa and with stand-in host Laura Whitmore overseeing proceedings.
Hopeful Connor says he’s hoping to find a Maya Jama lookalike in the villa.
Reeling off his checklist for the perfect one, Connor explains: “[She’s got to be] “Outgoing, a big personality, loving and I don’t want her to be embarrassed to show it in front of people. Family orientated and she’s got to fit in with my mates. Just be easy going.”
And the fun-loving contestant said he’s also hoping to spice up the villa with his ‘weird’ sense of humour.
Connor is not knowing for being shy and worked as a naked waiter during his time in Aus.
The star, who sports several tattoos across his arm, leg and chiselled chest, said he rates himself a ‘seven out of ten’ in the looks department.
In terms of personality, Connor says of himself: “I’m quite honest and I say whatever’s on my mind. I don’t want to make a complete fool of myself, but if I like someone I will tell her and I will go for it.”
But the ladies better beware as Connor also has a bit of a bad boy past…
“I have cheated on a girlfriend before when I was much younger.”
The ladies man is also sure to raise eyebrows when he tells his co-stars about his most disastrous date ever.
“I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let’s just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate…”
Looks like coffee salesman Connor could spell trouble!