EXCLUSIVE: Love Island star Wes Nelson believes new host Laura Whitmore has done “amazing job”

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Former Love Island star Wes Nelson believes Laura Whitmore has done an “amazing” job filling Caroline Flack’s shoes on the show.

Wes starred in the 2018 version of the hit ITV show – and his since gone to establish a promising music career.

And the 23-year-old former reality TV star thinks popular presenter Laura was the perfect replacement following Caroline’s tragic death.

“She [Laura] had some big shoes to fill,” stressed Wes. “It was a difficult situation when she came in, but she’s been absolutely amazing for the show.

“She’s done so well and kept it exciting and positive for the amazing show that it is. She’s done a fantastic job.”

Wes was out and about in London this week as he helped promote the launch of some exciting new Dott e-scooters which are available to rent in five boroughs this summer.

And although his music career is now his “only” focus, Wes has revealed he will be doing his very best to binge on this summer’s new Love Island series.

Wes takes one of London's new Dott e-scooters for a spin today
(Image: Ben Queenborough)

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“My music is the only focus now, it’s what I’ve wanted to do for my entire life,” revealed Wes. “I say that with a whole heart.

“[But] I’ll be keeping up-to-date with it. I’m excited because we’ve missed two seasons now.”

“It’s going to be a bit more difficult now watch it now because my schedule is absolutely bonkers.

“I’m trying to juggle my music life, so TV’s going to have to take a back-burner.

Wes just before he was ready to star in the Love Island villa
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“But I’ll always catch up on Love Island and I’ll always watch it. Even if you don’t see it on TV you can watch it on Instagram.”

Wes famously coined the phrase “doing bits” when he starred on the show, reference to the naughty encounters some of the contestants are encouraged to get up too on the show.

He earned notoriety for his fabled on-screen romp with then-girlfriend Megan Barton Hanson and went on to date fellow former Love Island star Arabella Chi.

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But the former nuclear engineer hasn’t done too bad for himself since finding fame. He became a millionaire at 21 and recently released his second music single to plenty of acclaim.

Former Dancing on Ice star Wes remains good friends with Josh Denzel and Jack Fowler, both of whom he met on Love Island.

And the budding music star will forever be thankful for the break Love Island gave him.

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“I still speak to Josh and Jack, obviously we were the closest in my series,” revealed. “I saw Josh the other day. We went out for coffee and a bite to eat.

“We still see each other regularly and I think we’re going to have some holidays this year if Covid allows us to get out and about.”

“It [Love Island] was life-changing for me – and I can remember it vividly.

“It was such an amazing experience for me and it’s made me the person I am today.

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“My confidence has grown so much from the show, and just being in front of the camera in general.

“It’s been a life-changer for me – and it’s changed me for the better.”

Dott will be launching their e-scooters rental service in five London boroughs this summer. And, to encourage Londoners to rediscover the city’s stunning landmarks, the companyhave identified 30 Dott Spots around the Capital, each with a unique QR code to scan for free rides and exclusive discounts!

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