Love Island Will Young: Age, Famous Instagram Account And Controversy Revealed

20 February 2023, 16:15 | Updated: 10 March 2023, 16:39

Love Island's Will Young in holiday trunks posing alongside his pig
Love Island's Will Young was Instagram famous before heading into the villa. Picture: Alamy
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Will Young was already a Love Island favourite before heading into the villa, but who is he? And where is he from? Here are all the interesting facts and details.

Will Young (not of Pop Idol fame) decided to swap his animals for his Love Island contestants this January 2023 as he went on the search for not just a girlfriend, but a wife.

He may have done so with Aussie bombshell Jessie Wynter, who headed into the show a few weeks in and has been coupled-up with Will since.

Before heading on Love Island, the young farmer confessed now is his time to find The One, revealing at the time: "Having grown up on a farm, it’s been quite difficult juggling relationships and work.

"Love Island will give me time away from the farm to solely go out and find love. I think I’m at the time of my life where I’m mature enough to go and find a wife."

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So who is Will Young? Here's everything you need to know including his age and where he's from, plus his famous Instagram account which has already caused public controversy.

Will Young in swimming trunks for Love Island promo picture
Will Young is after more than just a girlfriend as he goes on Love Island to find a wife. Picture: ITV2

Who is Love Island's Will Young?

Age: 23

From: Buckinghamshire

Job: Farmer

Instagram: @farmer_will_

Will has spent all his life on his family farm with his parents but admits the right girl for him doesn't necessarily have to like animals. Although, if she's rude, it's bye from Will.

Describing himself, he said he'd bring "good energy" to the villa as he's a "cheeky chappy" and "good to be around".

Love Island's Will Young's Instagram fame

Will has turned his passion for farming, and his toned physique, into a social media hit.

Prior to his Love Island journey, Will already has hundreds of thousands of followers on Insta who all tune in to see him topless with some cute animals.

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Will Young faces online controversy before Love Island

Love Island stars are no strangers to criticism and 2023's Will has sadly faced it before he's even been on our TV screens.

Some have, reportedly, been upset by certain videos of Will with his animals, however, his dad, has stepped forward to defend him saying "he is simply showing what life is like working on a farm".

This year Love Island bosses have introduced new social media rules for contestants which should protect them and their family from online trolling.

Claudia Winkleman once poured water over him

Yup, famous TV presented Claudia Winkleman has visited Will's farm and even poured water over him.

He gave no context, making it the weirdest claim to fame ever.

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