IF you’ve been following Love Island this year, you’ll know the show is in full swing.
We’ve seen tears, tantrums, dates, secret kisses, shock villa evictions and more in Mallorca as the ITV 2 reality show is in full swing.
You will also know that the initial group of applicants has been joined by a number of “bombshells” over the past three weeks.
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A bombshell is a new contestant who arrives unannounced to shake things up in the Love Island villa.
And the new bomb is none other than a man linked to our part of the world.
Charlie Radnedge, 28, is a London property developer.
It seems he got stuck in this profession after graduating from Henley Business School at the University of Reading in 2017.
According to his LinkedIn page, Charlie earned a master’s degree in real estate science while studying at the city’s college.
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Charlie is often described as “classy” by Love Island fans on social media.
One reason for this may be his upbringing at the Oratory School in South Oxfordshire.
The private school is just an 18 minute drive along the A4074 to Reading town centre.
Known for its expensive boarding fees, parents will pay between £7,643 and £13,368 per term to send their children to Catholic school.
The Oratory’s sports facilities are described as “state of the art” and include a 25-meter swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, six lawn tennis courts, rugby pitches and more.
In November 2021, the Oratory received the highest rating of “Excellent” for both Independent Schools Inspectorate categories: Student Academic and Other Achievements and Student Personal Development.
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If Charlie wins Love Island, he will win a share of £50,000. It might come in handy if he’s still paying those college fees!
When asked how his family and friends would describe him, Charlie replied: “Pretty chill, a good friend, quite loyal, very friendly but can also be outgoing and loud. I’m quite an introvert as a person. I spend a lot of time alone doing stuff, but I’m also outgoing and when I see friends I’m loud – so it’s a bit of a mix really.