Following the news that four new bombshells would be turning up the heat in the Love Island villa, fans rushed to Twitter on Wednesday convinced that one looked the spitting image of Everton footballer Dele Alli.
Model Reece Ford, 23, from Coventry, sent the internet into meltdown shortly after his identity was revealed with his Premiership doppelganger even trending on the social media site as a result.
Taking to the platform one viewer wrote: ‘Breaking news Dele Alli has retired from professional football to go on Love Island’.
Lookalike: Love Island fans are convinced newest bombshell Reece (leff) looks just like Everton player Dele Alli (right) resulting in the £10 million player trending on social media
While another shared a snap of the two men side by side commenting: ‘Life at Everton got so long for Dele Alli that he’s entering the villa.
Milton Keynes born Dele, 26, has played for the Liverpool team since January after transferring from rival team Totteham Hotspur for a reported £10 million.
One fan wrote: ‘Reece looks like Dele Alli to me’ while another added ‘This [Reece] is Dele Alli, can’t tell me otherwise’.
Convinced: Taking to the platform one viewer wrote: ‘Breaking news Dele Alli has retired from professional football to go on Love Island’
Many also compared the newest reality star to Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, 37.
One wrote of Reece: ‘If Ronaldo and Dele Alli had a child’ and a second joked: ‘What’s Ronaldo doing on Love Island?’.
A football fan made a false press announcement about the athlete joining the show writing: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo to Love Island, here we go! Full agreement now in place with all parties, he will be joining the villa soon’.
Score: Milton Keynes born Dele, 26, has played for the Liverpool team since January after transferring from rival team Tottenum Hotspur for a reported £10 million
Secret skills: Reece also enjoys a kickabout and shares snaps to his social media
Adding: ‘This summer was huge as the Portuguese star was pushing for a move away from Manchester United’.
It comes ahead of the Love Island stars meeting the newest arrivals during Wednesday’s episode; which include Reece, Jamie Allen, Lacey Edwards and Nathalia Campos.
Describing himself model Reece said: ‘I definitely think the boys are going to be worried about me, I am tall, dark and handsome, what more does a girl want?’.
Twins: Many also compared the newest reality star (right) to Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, 37 (left)
Although he’s still in his early twenties, Reece insisted he’s ready to settle down: ‘I am mature enough now. I was a bit of a ‘Jack the lad’ and a player but now I feel like I am more mature and ready to find love.’
During the episode the bombshells make their way into the Villa, upon entering 25-year-old dancer Lacey says: ‘I am a sexy, single, show girl ready to turn some heads.’
The beauty added that she thinks her background as a dancer will help her on the show, saying: ‘I’ve grown up at auditions with a thousand girls competing for five places and if you don’t want it and you’re not competitive, there’s no point showing up.
Twins: Many also compared the newest reality star to Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
‘I feel like it’s the same with guys within this context, we’ve all gone in to find someone and just because I am coming in later does not mean that I am not going to give it my all.’
27-year-old professional footballer Jamie comments: ‘I shoot, I usually score, if I want something, I’ll go and get it.’
Jamie also said that, as he is entering the villa at a later stage, he’ll have no problem stepping on the other guys’ toes to get the girl he wants.
Here comes trouble! It comes ahead of the Love Island stars meeting the newest arrivals during Wednesday’s episode; which include Reece, Jamie Allen, Lacey Edwards (left) and Nathalia Campos (right)
Hunk: 27-year-old professional footballer Jamie (pictured) said : ‘I shoot, I usually score, if I want something, I’ll go and get it.’
Asked if he is competitive, he said: ‘I play football every single day and in terms of stepping on people’s toes we are all in there for the same reason so I wouldn’t have a problem upsetting a few people.
‘I am coming in a bit later so I probably will upset a few lads but you gotta do what you gotta do what you gotta do.’
23-year-old Brazilian social media influencer Nathalia added: ‘I am going to bring the South American spice into the Villa, I can’t wait to get my flirting game on, the girls better watch out.’
Bombshells: The four new bombshells will make a dramatic entrance to the villa on Wednesday
Shaking things up: The four new islanders insisted they won’t have a problem going after who they want in the villa
With not long left until the final, Natalia won’t have a problem getting to work right away as she told how she falls in love fast.
She said: ‘I fall in love very quickly, I am a Libra, I am always falling in and out of love… or at least I think I am in love.’
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not? This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Deji Adeniyi
Occupation: Accounts Manager
Why Love Island and why now? ‘The reason why is that my sex life is amazing but my love life is awful. I am the master of failed talking stages. My love life isn’t going the right way so one night I decided to apply for Love Island and now I’m here!’
Josh Samuel Le Grove
Name: Josh Samuel Le Grove
Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’ve always been single. If you’re going to find someone, it’ll be in a place where everyone is single and looking for the same thing.’
Name: Adam Collard
Occupation: Personal trainer
Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in.’
Name: Nathalia Campos
Location: Brazil (lives in London)
Occupation: Operations manager and social media influencer
What can you bring to the villa? ‘I am going to bring the South American spice into the Villa, I can’t wait to get my flirting game on, the girls better watch out ‘
Name: Jamie Allen
What can you bring to the villa? ‘I shoot, I usually score, if I want something, I’ll go and get it.
‘I play football every single day and in terms of stepping on people’s toes we are all in there for the same reason so I wouldn’t have a problem upsetting a few people.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’
Name: Summer Botwe
Occupation: Events decor business co-owner
What are you looking forward to in the Villa? I think that I’m just genuinely good vibes – very goofy, very silly. Everyone will be fun around me. I don’t really take things too seriously. I feel like I might end up bringing some drama because I do want to go full force with Dami…
Name: Coco Lodge
Occupation: Graphic designer/ ring girl/ shot girl
How would your friends/ family describe you? They’d probably describe me as a predator. I’m super flirty! I give off big energy and boys gravitate towards me and I’m always flirty.
Name: Billy Brown
Occupation: Roofing company director
Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’ve had two girlfriends before, I was obviously going to try and find the lucky third one!’
Name: Lacey Edwards
What can you bring to the villa? ‘I am a sexy, single, show girl ready to turn some heads.
‘I’ve grown up at auditions with a thousand girls competing for five places and if you don’t want it and you’re not competitive, there’s no point showing up.’
Name: Reece Ford
What can you bring to the villa? ‘I feel like I am quite confident so I wouldn’t care about stepping on anyone’s toes that doesn’t really bother me.
‘I am going in there to find love so that’s all a part of it really.’