Love Island hunk Brad McClelland looks unrecognisable in teen throwback snap

Love Island hunk Brad McClelland looks totally different in a newly surfaced photo from his childhood years.

The 26-year-old labourer from Northumberland has had the ladies in the villa pining after his good looks and ripped bod since he entered the show – although they don't seem to be working to his advantage any more if Friday's episode is anything to go by.

In a previously unseen snap of Brad taken during his teen years, the Islander is totally baby-faced as he sports a red and white shirt whilst playing for his local football team.

Young Brad has his hair styled longer in a swooping style as he kneels with a trophy to proudly celebrate a win with his team.

He wasn't to know that someday he'd be jetting off to Majorca to enter the famous ITV villa to try his hand at finding love.

Brad these days has grown into a gym-going Adonis with his rock-hard abs and hefty forearms – and the girls have loved watching him work out in the sun.

Brad was even called "gorgeous" by This Morning beauty Holly Willoughby as she spoke to Amber Gill – who competed on the show in 2019.

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Holly confessed that she's having a hard time understanding his north east accent – and Amber agreed despite the star living just "10 minutes down the road" from the tradesman.

Sharing a video of Brad talking, Phillip picked up on his accent and said: "He's got quite a thick accent hasn't he?"

Holly then reacted to the clip by saying: "Great accent, it did take me a couple of seconds, because he sort of talks… he doesn't stop between sentences either so it's quite hard to kind of work out what he's saying."

Mum-of-three Holly then cheekily added: "Gorgeous though," which prompted Amber to agree with her, saying: "So beautiful."

Holly went on to say: "Well, we'll see what happens with him! He seems like quite a nice boy as well, he does seem like a sweetheart."

Daily Star's Love Island expert Anna Vakili revealed she thought Brad could be the next Islander to be dumped from the show in an exclusive interview on Friday – and if bombshell Rachel chooses new bloke Chuggs then she'll be proven right.

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On Friday night, Brad found himself in the firing line as the next Islander to potentially leave the show after Faye Winter coupled up with "tall, dark and handsome" bricklayer Liam which left him vulnerable to a booting.

As it stands, Brad and posh new lad Chuggs will have to pine after the affections of stunning bombshell Rachel who made a show-stopping entry at the end of last night's episode.

It came after the luxury travel whizz Rachel Finni, 29, graced the villa as the Islanders sat by the fire-pit during a shock re-coupling.

Chloe found herself at the centre of another twist when she yelled with joy to announce she'd got a text saying the girls would control the next re-coupling.

The blonde cried out: "Tonight there will be a re-coupling where the girls get to choose who they will recouple with. Hashtag girl power!"

It also came after the bombshell entries of Welsh bricklayer Liam Reardon, 21, and Surrey bucket hat entrepreneur Chuggs, 23, which stirred up the drama in the villa.

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