Sherif Lanre on Love Island: Everything you need to know about the chef, rugby player and contestant

The summer of love is back – find out more about one of its singles looking to cook up some romance.

Love Island is filling up its villa with a new plane load of singles all looking for romance.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sherif Lanre.

Age: 20

From: London

Occupation: Chef and semi-pro rugby player

He sounds like the perfect housemate

“I lift anyone’s mood who is around me, whether that is through trying or not. I feel like if you’re down and around me, you’ll end up being a bit more upbeat. I don’t like to get into conflicts, I would rather spare someone’s feelings.”

His looks get him into trouble at work

“As a chef, you’re not really front of house and not many people see you but at the moment I’m doing more service and am finding that a lot of girls are hitting on me and I’m hitting on them. I’ve even been told off by my manager!”

[Read more: Meet the 2019 Love Islanders]

He’s a bit shy

“If someone wants to be the centre of attention, that’s a pretty big turn-off for me. I don’t really like girls that love being in the spotlight because that’s not really what I actually want for myself.”

Instagram: @sherif_lanre

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