Love Island’s Reuben Collins: meet the semi-pro footballer with an unexpected hobby

Love Island's latest bombshell has his eyes on Uma Jammeh

Love Island's Reuben

by Isobel Lewis |
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God, it’s been an explosive season of Love Island, right? Just when it felt like the girls couldn’t handle anymore Ls, a major W came through on Monday (8 July), as two new boys arrived in the villa. Result.

Reuben Collins and Josh Sunday Oyinsan wasted no time in making an impact, whisking newly single Mimii Ngulube, Uma Jammeh (who’s been suffering at the hands of Wil Anderson ever since Casa Amor) and Jessy Potts (who’s with Joey Essex) off on a date.

For Reuben, 23, it’s Mimii, Uma and Grace Jackson he’s got his eyes on. Speaking ahead of his villa entrance, Reuben said that these girls were “all stunning”, adding, “But it’s mainly how they hold themselves and how they are as people.”

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reuben is a bombshell on series 11 ©ITV

Describing his type, Reuben said he wants “someone who is down to earth, that’s the main thing. Someone who knows what they want. A passionate person."

He's got some unexpected hobbies too. "I’m quite a passionate person whether it’s in love or in my hobbies, which are learning languages, I love musical theatre and going to the gym. I find other people with passion inspiring," he said.

Ohh we love a musical man.

Love Island's Reuben and Josh
josh (left) alongside reuben (right) in the villa ©ITV

As an islander, Reuben says he’ll be a fun one – “[I'm] someone that likes to have a good time and I’ll just go for what I want. Sometimes I can be a bit too honest.

"At the end of the day I’ll go for who I want and if I have to step on toes I will. I don’t mind making a bit of a fool of myself. I love a bit of eye contact. I speak a little bit of Spanish, so I’ll use that to get the girls’ attention.”

Read on to find out more about Reuben…

Who is Reuben Collins?

Reuben is an account assistant and semi-pro footballer from Surrey. He plays for Chertsey Town FC.

How old is Reuben?

Reuben is 23 years old.

Love Island's Reuben and Uma
reuben flirting up a storm with uma ©ITV

Where is Reuben from?

Reuben is from Surrey.

What is Reuben Collins’ Instagram?

You can follow Reuben on Instagram, although his account will be quiet until his time at the villa comes to an end. His bio currently reads, “I’m off to find love in the @loveisland villa!”

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