Wes Nelson: everything you need to know about the reality star turned artist

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Wes Nelson

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Wes Nelson was the FIT LORD of Love Island in 2018, with the ripped torso and hilarious non-stop banter, who made it all the way to the final alongside Megan Barton-Hanson.

Since then, he's appeared on our screens in Dancing on Ice, The X Factor: Celebrity and Celebrity SAS.

It's been four years since he popped up on our TV screens so let's recap why Wes is still VERY popular with fans.

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Who is Wes Nelson?

Wes Nelson is a former Love Island contestant who appeared on series four in 2018. After entering the villa on day one, Wes made it all the way to the final, finishing in fourth place alongside Megan.

In January 2019, Wes appeared on hit ITV show Dancing On Ice, finishing as the runner-up behind former Strictly star James Jordan.

Was Wes Nelson on The Factor: Celebrity?

Yes, alongside his 2018 Love Island co-stars Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker and Samira Mighty.

Wes joined his fellow Islanders on The X Factor: Celebrity, which premiered on ITV on Saturday 12th October at 8.35pm.

Judged by Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh, the reality telly-types competed alongside the likes of Glee star Kevin McHale and actual Martin Bashir in the singing competition.

In the first live show, they sung an original track, All Or Nothing, which debuted at number 33 in the iTunes chart. They also revealed they were called No Love Lost, instead of The Islanders. Simon gave them his "golden seat" in week two, which meant they avoided the public vote and went straight through to the third week.

No Love Lost were later voted out of the show alongside Martin Bashir and Megan McKenna was chosen as the overall winner.

Can Wes Nelson sing?

If you watched The X Factor: Celebrity, you'll know he can. Plus, you've might have heard his track See Nobody (an absolute bop by the way) playing in the clubs or on the radio.

Wes has also released a single called Nice To Meet Ya with Yxng Bane.

Was Wes Nelson on Celebrity SAS?

Wes appeared on the second series of the dramatic TV show Celebrity SAS.

Speaking about his time on the show with Tea Time, the podcast hosted by Yewande Bialaand Will Njobvu, he revealed that he nearly died four times and dubbed the series "messed up."

"It was the most messed up show I've ever done in my life. We had hypothermia every day.

"Look at my tooth, it got knocked back. There were restrainers, one of them - not going to name who - smacked my head, smashed my head on the floor."

Did Wes Nelson date Love Island 2019 star Arabella Chi?

In August 2019, photos emerged of Wes walking hand-in-hand with Love Island 2019 contestant Arabella Chi.

The pair were photographed enjoying a night out in Manchester, before being spotted on a cinema date looking very cosy. In August, Wes and Arabella decided to make their romance official, posting a cute snap on their Instagram pages.

The couple unfortunately broke up after nine months of dating, with Wes moving out of their shared home.

Who is Wes Nelson dating currently?

Wes is currently dating Lucciana Beynon, the daughter of millionaire tobacco tycoon Travers Beynon.

The couple started dating in April 2021 and are still going strong.

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Series Two: Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde

Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde are the only Love Island winners to have remained together.Despite splitting for a number of months in 2017, the couple rekindled their romance when Cara discovered she was expecting the couple's first child.

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Series Two: Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde

The couple later welcomed a baby boy called Freddie in December 2016. Sharing the happy news on social media, Nathan wrote, 'The day has finally come !!!! Myself and @cara_delahoyde have become parents to our beautiful baby boy !!! Massive hats off to Cara Who delivered our boy safely !!!!! #thenextchapter ud83dudc99ud83dudc76ud83cudffc[sic]In July 2018, Cara and Nathan announced they are now engaged with Nathan popping the question in the villa they first met.

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Series Two: Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

It took her a while, but Olivia Buckland finally found her man during Love Island season two. After leaving the villa together when they finished in second place behind Cara and Nathan, the couple haven't looked back!

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Series Two: Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

Just a few months after leaving the villa, Alex popped the question to Olivia during a romantic trip to New York. The couple married in a luxury ceremony in 2018, with parts of their wedding being shown on their very own TV show.

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Series Three: Dom Lever and Jess Shears

Despite the public thinking their relationship was just a 'joke', Jess Shears and Dom Lever have defied the odds and are one of the two couples still together from their series. Despite all of the drama with Jess and 'Muggy Mike', Dom proposed to his girlfriend in September 2016.

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Series Three: Dom Lever and Jess Shears

The couple have cashed in on promotional shoots together, appearances, and even got 'married' on Good Morning Britain on Valentine's Day. Despite the 'fake wedding', Jess and Dom then tied the knot for real in 2018, when they married at a private ceremony on the Greek island of Mykonos. In October 2019, they welcomed a child together.

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Series Three: Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow

The nation fell in love with Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Camilla Thurlow in 2017. And, after she had her heart broken by a number of different men in the villa, model Jamie Jewitt arrived and swept Camilla off her feet.After enjoying time together outside of the show and meeting each other's families, the couple are living happily ever after.

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Series Three: Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow

The loved up couple have since traveled the world together on charity missions... can they get any better?

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Series Four: Tommy Fury and Molly May Hague

The king and queen of Love Island 2019 are still loved up. While Molly Mae is living it up as a brand ambassador for PrettyLittleThing, Tommy's days are filled with training as well as being a brand ambassador for Boohoo Man.

How old is Wes Nelson?

At the time of publication, Wes is 24-years-old. He was born 18 March 1998.

Wes Nelson and Megan Barton-Hanson's relationship

Despite initially coupling up with Laura Anderson on Love Island 2018, Wes Nelson had his head turned by bombshell Megan when she arrived as a late entry. After officially coupling up, Megan 'popped the question' to Wes, asking the then 20-year-old to be her official boyfriend.

After making it all the way to the final, and finishing in fourth place, Wes and Megan's romance was going from strength to strength, with Wes moving in to Megan's Essex flat. The pair later located to a flat in Camden, and were forced to deny reports that they were engaged at the end of 2018.

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Although they appeared smitten on social media, Wes revealed he was about to appear on Dancing On Ice, with the couple announcing their split shortly after the first live show.

Wes Nelson and Megan Barton-Hanson's split statement

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Wes Nelson and Megan Barton-Hanson told fans they were splitting on Instagram ©Getty

Although Wes didn't publicly address his split from Megan, the former model chose to release a massive statement, admitting the pair were going to co-parent their hamster.

Megan wrote on Instagram, "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate, We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.

"We are however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to one incredibly wonderful hamster and we ask for his and out space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We haven't really conducted our relationship that privately , and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner. Love, Megan & Wes".

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Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer

After Wes signed up for Dancing On Ice in January 2019, he was paired up with professional skater Vanessa Bauer. Just weeks into their training, Vanessa announced she'd split from her boyfriend, resulting in Wes' girlfriend Megan to call her out on social media.

Despite heavy rumours that something was going on between the pair, both Wes and Vanessa denied them, admitting they were just friends.

However, it looks like Megan's jealously got too much, with the pair splitting up during his stint on Dancing On Ice.

Where is Wes Nelson from?

Wes is from Staffordshire.

What was Wes Nelson's job before Love Island?

Before entering the Love Island villa in 2018, Wes was an Electrical and Nuclear Systems Design Engineer - pretty impressive.

Where can I follow Wes Nelson’s on social media?

You can find Wes on Instagram here: @wes.nelson

His Twitter handle is: @WesLNelson

And his Snapchat username is: wesnelsonuk

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