Love Island’s Harriett Blackmore lifts the lid on ‘secret boyfriend’ rumours

WAIT, does Love Island 2024 OG Harriett have a secret boyfriend on the outside?

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by Ben Pulsford |
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Right, heat has officially now spoken to each and every one of news Love Island contestants, and guys, gals and theys, we've got a good feeling about this series (dare we say it's giving Love Island 2019 levels of slay?). From the episode one shake-up to the naughty Hideaway revamp – not to mention each and every one of these Love Island 2024 Islanders is undeniable ICON in the making – we've got a feeling we'll be cancelling the majority of our summer plans thanks to this year's villa antics. And we're FINE with that.

One queen who will definitely be bringing the heat this summer is Islander Harriett Blackmore and despite not even entering the villa yet, she has already got tongues seriously wagging.

Harriet Blackmore
Harriet Blackmore ©©ITV

Since ITV announced Harriett as an OG, rumours of a 'secret boyfriend' IRL have beem rife, but during a sit down with UK media, she confirmed that those rumours were just that, rumours. According to the Islander, she broke up with her ex in January, meaning that right now, she's a single Pringle and ready to mingle.

Harriett confirmed, "I broke up recently with my boyfriend in January, so about four months ago. And we've remained in contact because obviously we were together for such a long time, and the break up was quite out of the blue. So I think we both had questions; we both wanted closure in that sort of sense.

"A lot of our lives was with each other. So we remained in contact, but I definitely don't have a boyfriend. He's moved on with someone else. Just to clear that up, we broke up in January."

Harriett Blackmore and her ex boyfriend
Harriett's ex boyfriend is still all over her TikTok ©TikTok/@harriblackmore

When asked why they split, Harriett replied, "There wasn't a big event or anything that happened. He went away with his friends skiing, and then he came back and kind of broke up with me, but at the time, he was travelling away for work a lot. So I wasn't really seeing him. There wasn't really anything major that happened. It was just out of the blue."

That's all well and good, but let's be real, there's still every chance Harriett broke up with her boyfriend earlier this year when she found out Love Island was on the cards – and who could blame her? We reckon she certainly wouldn't be the first Islander to do so, would she? We're not stating that as fact, we're just thinking out loud, before anyone comes for us...

Who is Harriett Blackmore?

Harriett is a new Islander set to take part in Love Island 2024. She appears to go by 'Harri'.

Harriett ©©ITV

How old is Harriett Blackmore?

She is 24 years old.

Where is Harriett Blackmore from?

The Islander is from Brighton.

What does Harriett Blackmore do for a living?

She is a dancer and personal shopper.

Does Harriett Blackmore have any claims to fame?

Obv, she's going on Love Island. According to Harriett – who refers to herself as "a bit of an IT girl in Brighton" – she's done personal shopping for the rapper Arrdee and one of her best friends is YouTuber Saffron Barker (yep, Luca Bish's ex from way back when).

What will Harriett Blackmore bring to the villa?

According to Harriett, "For the boys, entertainment, a bit of fun and flirting. I’ll definitely up the flirting. For the girls, I’m a really good friend."

She added, "I’ll bring the entertainment for everyone in the villa,  whether that’s making the girls laugh or making the boys turn their heads, I’m sure that I’ll bring the drama."

Is Harriett Blackmore on Instagram?

Yep, you can follow Harriett at @harriblackmorex.

Is Harriett Blackmore on TikTok?

Obv. Follow your new Love Island queen at @harriblackmore.

Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 3rd June at 9pm on ITV1, ITV2, ITVX & STV.

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