Love Island’s Toby Aromolaran: his age, friendship with Tyrique Hyde and Chloe Burrows split

Toby's returning to the villa for the third time

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by Hannah Mellin |
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Good news, Love Island fans. A new series of everyone’s favourite dating show is just DAYS away.

No, we're not talking about the rogue Love Island Games spin-off show that didn't air in the UK, we're actually talking about the long awaited All Stars.

We're set to see some of our favourite Islanders return for another shot at love (and the prize money) and one of those celebs is Love Island 2021’s Toby Aromolaran.

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toby is going on all stars ©ITV

Toby‘s first stint on Love Island is probably best remembered for his romance with Chloe Burrows, but they sadly split in 2022.

Now he’s single and ready to mingle, and what better place to try and find a connection than a luxury villa full of ex-Islanders?

So, ahead of his Love Island All Stars appearance, here’s everything you need to know about Toby…

Who is Toby Aromolaran?

Toby is a reality star, podcaster and footballer who plays for semi-professional club Hashtag United. He’s played football from a young age. Speaking of the love for the game before Love Island, he said, "I’ve played football since I was about six, but it’s really come into a new light for the past year since I joined a team called Hashtag United.

"They’re very social media focused. Everything is on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Playing with them has really made me fall in love with the game again."

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How old is Toby Aromolaran?

Toby was one of the youngest in the 2021 line-up, joining when he was 22 years old. Toby was born on 3 March 1999, making him 24 years old at the time of writing.

Where is Toby Aromolaran from?

He’s from Essex. Chafford Hundred, to be precise.

What football team does Toby Aromolaran play for?

He signed for Hashtag United in July 2020. The team are based in Pitsea, Essex and were founded in 2016 by YouTube personality Spencer Owen.

Who did Toby Aromolaran couple up with in the villa?

Well, it's safe to say that Toby was 'moving mad' in the villa, first time round.

He started the series coupled up with Kaz Kamwi but she was left heartbroken when bombshell Chloe Burrows arrived and stole her man.

His head then turned for Abi Rawlings, then days later Casa Amor happened and he returned with Mary Bedford.

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kaz and toby together in the villa ©ITV

Just when we thought he'd settled he surprised everyone (including the Islanders) when he revealed he still wanted to get to know Chloe.

Iconic behaviour, tbh.

Did Toby Aromolaran win Love Island?

To be honest, he should have.

He certainly kept us entertained from the very beginning but he actually came third - behind winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon and Faye Winter and Teddy Soares.

Why did Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran split?

It was confirmed that Toby and Chloe had split in October 2022 after weeks of rumours. Six months after they split, Chloe appeared on the Staying Relevant podcast and confirmed that Toby had dumped her because they're "very different people".

She told hosts Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks, "Well, it wasn’t my decision. Yeah, I got dumped.”

Chloe added, "It felt like it was the best thing. We’re just very different people. Like, I’m a bit nuts. I like to go out”.

Chloe and Toby

The iconic Islander also opened up about their split on Celebs Go Dating, telling the dating agents, "When he said like, ‘This is, it’s not working’, I just kind of said okay and I was really heartbroken for months. Things were going well and then they just kind of fell apart a bit. We both knew.

"But he went away and we hadn’t seen each other for like a month and I think we both just kind of knew. I’m not going to be someone to stay for me. At the time I didn’t [want that relationship to end]. It is what it is and I kind of had to accept it and I just wasn’t ready for it to end then."

How does Toby Aromolaran know Tyrique Hyde?

Toby has been pals with Love Island 2023 finalist Tyrique Hyde since they were kids after meeting at school. They're so close that Tyrique even ran Toby's social media accounts when he was in the villa back in 2021.

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Toby is one of nine UK Islanders taking part in Love Island Games ©NBCUniversal

Speaking ahead of Tyrique's appearance on the show earlier this year, Toby said, "I feel like we’re cut from the same cloth. If you thought I caused chaos, I think he’s going to cause more chaos to be honest. Chaos follows him.

"Guys you need to support him that’s my guy.”

Is Toby Aromolaran going on All Stars?

He sure is and he'll star alongside his former Islander pals Kaz, Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish.

Was Toby Aromolaran on Love Island Games?

He sure was. The 2021 Islander starred on the spin-off show alongside Georgia Steel, Curtis Pritchard and Megan Barton Hanson.

Has Toby Aromolaran got Instagram?

You can follow him @tobyaromolaran.

WATCH: Chloe and Toby play Mr & Mrs 💍

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