Toby Aromolaran: everything you need to know about the Love Island 2021 star

This footballer is missing the Euros for the villa experience

Toby Aromolaran love island 2021

by Hannah Mellin |

We’re SO CLOSE to having the final Love Island 2021 line-up ahead of it FINALLY returning to our screens on Monday 28 June. We’re so excited we can’t even deal.

So far we've had Sharon Gaffka, Aaron Francis, Liberty Poole, Shannon Singh, Hugo Hammond, Jake Cornish, Kaz Kamwi, Brad McClelland and Chloe Burrows. Phew.

Next up is former footballer Toby, who is missing out on England potentially winning the Euros to find the love of his life. Now that’s commitment.

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Who is Toby Aromolaran?

Toby is a footballer who plays for semi-professional club Hashtag United. He’s played footballer since he was just seven years old. Speaking for the love for the game, 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."

How old is Toby Aromolaran?

One of the youngest in the line-up, Toby is just 22-years-old.

Where is Toby Aromolaran from?

He’s from Essex.

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Sharon Gaffka
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The first Love Islander of 2021 was revealed as 25-year-old Sharon, a civil servant and the operations lead for the department of transport. Ooo-errr. Here's everything you need to know about Sharon, including her pageant queen history.

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Skincare kings and queens rejoice! We've found you the perfect guy. Aaron Francis, 24, is a luxury events host who, by his own description, "meets a lot of famous people." He's also a pretty big deal on TikTok and YouTube where he regularly blogs about his skincare routine. We are SWOONING already. Here's everything you need to know about him, including his links to the royal family.

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Liberty, 21, is a marketing student and cheeky waitress, wait for it....at Nando's. The dream. She's from Birmingham and describes herself as a 'social butterfly'. Aw. You can read all about her reasons for going on Love Island here.

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PE teacher Hugo, 24, is Love Island's first physically disabled Islander as he was born with clubfoot. He's quite the sporty type, too, who has played cricket for England PD and teaches sport. You can find out even more about him here. Age: 24From: HampshireOccupation: P.E TeacherInstagram: hugo_hammond_

Shannon Singh
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Scottish babe Shannon,22, is pausing her career in modelling for a stint at finding love in the villa. She has 153k followers on Instagram already and describes herself as a 'party girl'. Here's everything you need to know about Shannon.

Jake Cornish
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Big, beefy and tattooed Jake, 24, who is from Weston-Super-Mare is fresh out of a seven-year-long relationship and hoping to make a fresh start in the world's most famous villa. Find out all his history here.

Kaz Kamwi
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Hilarious Kaz - who is a TikTok dream - is a Love Island superfan who is now living out her biggest dreams. The 26-year-old a lingerie model, influencer and beauty blogger. Find out who is her type on paper right here. Age: 26From: EssexOccupation: Fashion BloggerInstagram: kazkamwi

Brad McClelland
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Brad, 26, has never been on a date despite having a girlfriend. We're CONFUSED. However, this blue eyed labourer describes himself as a "gym goer and coffee lover" - could he BE anymore wholesome? Here's everything you need to know about the hunk.

Chloe Burrows
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Financial Services Marketing Executive Chloe, 25, is all about the good vibes and in her own words, will 'bring the fun to the villa'. We can't wait. Find out more about this sassy babe from Bicester here.

Toby Aromolaran
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Footballer Toby, 25, is missing out on England potentially winning the Euros to find the love of his life. Now that's commitment. Like the look of this Essex lad who has never had a girlfriend, head here for all the goss.

Faye Winter
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Faye, 26, is Devon's resident diva and a lettings agent by day. She's taken a sabbatical from work to go on the show because in an ideal world she would 'love to go back' as she loves her career so much. Here's everything you need to know about Faye here.

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Welsh lad and bricklayer Liam, 21 (yes, really), made his entrance as a bombshell with Chuggs, according to his mates, he's got a reputation as 'Mr Steal Your Girl'. Read all about Liam and what he's looking for in the Love Island villa here.

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Bucket hat entrepreneur Chuggs, 23, - his nickname is a mixture of 'cuddles' and 'hugs' - is after a best mate in the villa. Find out his REAL name and his Made In Chelsea roots here.

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Luxury travel specialist Rachel is the definition of an independent woman. Despite being the oldest contestant on the show this year (she's 29), Rachel is convinced she doesn't have a type. Read everything about her here.

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ASOS Fashion Buyers Administrator Millie joined the show in week two as one of the blonde bombshells (along with Lucinda) and had her eyes on Liam. Here's everything you need to know about the fashion babe.

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Fashion boutique owner Lucinda, 21, is set to ruffle a few feather in the villa. Lucinda likes 'em tall, dark and handsome as she's got her eyes on Brad McLelland and Liam Reardon. Here's everything you need to know about her, including her VERY famous ex-boyfriend.

What team did Toby Aromolaran play football 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.

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Why is Toby Aromolaran going on Love Island?

He’s been single his whole life and he’s looking to find a keeper. Where better than to look for it than the Love Island villa?

He’s putting all his faith in the ITV2 team, stating, "I’ve never been in a relationship. I thought, ‘If Love Island can’t find me a relationship then no one can’."

Toby is laid back about his type on paper, but admits that his friends would describe him as, “optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well."

Has Toby Aromolaran got Instagram?

Considering he plays football for a pretty MEGA social media team, Toby’s Instagram is surprisingly aloof with just 15 posts. Maybe he’s cleared his posts before heading in the villa? Who knows. Go follow him @tobyaromolaran.

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