He entered the Love Island villa on Thursday night and caused a stir as several of the islanders already know him.
And Oliver ‘Chuggs’ Wallis has already had a brush with fame in the past as he previously had a small stint on E4’s Made In Chelsea in 2019.
The entrepreneur, 23, was spotted in an unearthed snap from the reality series where he can be seen taking part in a speed dating scene.
Cameo: Oliver ‘Chuggs’ Wallis has already had a brush with fame in the past as he previously had a small stint on E4’s Made In Chelsea in 2019
Chuggs sported a blue shirt with a name tag while he appeared to be smiling bashfully in the shot as he chats to a female whose back is to the camera.
The shot was uploaded to Twitter with the caption: ‘So Chuggs was on Made In Chelsea speed dating in 2019!’
MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 for comment.
It comes after it emerged that Chuggs and fellow islander Hugo Hammond reportedly were love rivals at university and competed for the same girl.
Limelight: The entrepreneur, 23, was spotted in an unearthed snap from the reality series where he can be seen taking part in a speed dating scene
The PE teacher, 22, and the entrepreneur both attended Oxford Brookes university where Hugo allegedly considered himself a ‘BNOC’ – Big Name On Campus.
A source told The Sun on Friday: ‘I think they were both interested in the same girl and went head to head on trying to date her.’
Hugo seemed worried when Shannon Gaffka read a text revealing Chuggs would be joining him in the villa on Thursday.
‘I know Chuggs,’ he admitted as he clasped his neck with a nervous expression on his face.
Appearance: The shot was uploaded to Twitter with the caption: ‘So Chuggs was on Made In Chelsea speed dating in 2019!’
The insider revealed: ‘Hugo and Chuggs knew each other through sport at uni – I think they were both interested in the same girl and went head to head on trying to date her.
‘That’s why Hugo was so nervous in the villa – it’s like history repeating itself,’ they added.
Well known in the villa, Chloe Burrows also claimed she’d encountered Chuggs before but didn’t explain how.
The blonde bombshell is from Bicester – half an hour outside of Oxford – so is likely to have encountered him while living at home.
Eviction: Despite his popularity amongst the other contestants, Chuggs was left solo in last night’s re-coupling and now faces being evicted from the villa
Despite his popularity amongst the other contestants, Chuggs was left solo in last night’s re-coupling and now faces being evicted from the villa.
It came after Chloe opted to form a couple with Hugo after citing his loyalty and kindness as the main reasons she wanted to pick him.
Chuggs and the other single contestant Brad will now have to work hard to impress the latest Islander Rachel, 29, in order to keep their place in the villa.
After the recoupling, they received a text saying that incoming islander Rachel would be picking from one of them in just 24 hours, with the one not chosen being sent home.
Bombshell: Chuggs and the other single contestant Brad will now have to work hard to impress the latest Islander Rachel, 29, in order to keep their place in the villa
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’