Meet Charlie, darling: Uni grad and the Love Island villa’s new resident posh boy

He’s a rugby boy and is friends with the cast of Made in Chelsea, naturally

They’ve only gone and done it – every year there will be a posho Islander on Love Island, and this year it looks like it’s in the form of new bombshell, Charlie.

He’s a uni grad, plays rugby, hangs out the with cast of MIC, works in real estate, dates girls on the Kings Road, and still says what makes his come across as posh is just his accent. Sure.

So, let’s get to know Charlie, as he makes his mark on the Love Island 2022 villa.

A full profile of new Love Island 2022 bombshell Charlie Radnedge

Charlie in his Love Island 2022 promo shoot

New Love Island bombshell Charlie is 28 and from London

Charlie Radnedge is 28 and from London. When asked why Love Island, Charlie said: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity – I’ve got to give it a go. I date quite a lot in London and I’ve been single for three years, so I’m not having that much success in that department, so why not try something new.”

He went to The Oratory School in Oxfordshire, which is a fancy boarding school with current fees of up to £13k per term. Before heading into the villa, Charlie has been working in real estate development.

A full profile of new Love Island 2022 bombshell Charlie Radnedge

via Instagram @charlieradnedge

Charlie thinks he has quite a different personality to other boys currently in the Love Island villa

When asked what he thinks he’ll bring to the Love Island villa, Charlie said: “I am quite a different personality to the guys in there. I’d say I’m quite forward and straight talking. I’m also quite a relaxed person as well. I think I’ll bring good vibes to the villa.”

“I am probably slightly more mature than some other people in the villa,” he said. “I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically.” He added that his friends and family would describe him as “quite chilled, a good friend, quite loyal, very friendly but also can be outgoing and loud”.

via Instagram @charlieradnedge

He went to Newcastle Uni

According to his LinkedIn, Charlie studied at Newcastle University from 2013 to 2016. He was part of the rugby club when he was there. After uni, he spent a year doing a Master’s in Real Estate at Henley Business School.

A full profile of new Love Island 2022 bombshell Charlie Radnedge

via Instagram @charlieradnedge

In the Love Island villa, Charlie has his eyes on Ekin-Su, Paige and Tasha

So far, Charlie has his eyes on Ekin-Su, Paige and Tasha. “I’m keeping an open mind until I meet them,” he said. “I might get on with someone I didn’t fancy before. I’m very much on the personality side of things and whether you vibe with someone. Ekin-Su is more towards my classic type. Paige seems like a very, very nice girl. Tasha seems like good fun as well. I find her quite intriguing – I want to find out more about her.”

He said he thinks he’s single right now because he’s quite happy on his own. “I enjoy doing stuff on my own and having my own space,” he said. “I don’t require someone else to make me feel happy. If I do get into a relationship I want it to be something that adds to both of our lives, rather than it being something my happiness is dependent on. I’m probably at the age where the next serious relationship, that’ll be it I reckon, so I want to be sure.”

via Instagram @charlieradnedge

Charlie isn’t exactly a stranger to reality TV, because he’s mates with the cast of Made in Chelsea

OF COURSE Charlie is pally with London’s finest. He literally said in his Love Island intro that he loves to take a girl for a few cocktails up the Kings Road, but insists his accent is the only hint that he’s posh. On Instagram he has pictures of him on holiday with Harvey Armstrong from Made in Chelsea, and loads of other cast members like and comment on all his pictures.

On the post announcing he’s joining the villa, Miles Nazaire said: “🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼” whilst Emily Blackwell added: “Yessssssss 👏👏👏👏👏” and Harvey said: “Here he is 😍”. Sophie Habboo, Tristan Phipps and Fredrik Ferrier have liked the picture. Throw in a cheeky comment from Piers Morgan’s son Spencer, who said “Up the chels”, too.

A full profile of new Love Island 2022 bombshell Charlie Radnedge

Charlie with Harvey Armstrong, via Instagram @charlieradnedge

He has 9k followers on Instagram

Speaking of his Instagram, Charlie currently has 9k followers. He doesn’t have many posts, but they’re mainly just him on luxury holidays and skiing. His handle is @charlieradnedge.

Love Island 2022 continues on ITV2 at 9pm tonight. For all the latest Love Island news and gossip and for the best memes and quizzes, like The Holy Church of Love Island on Facebook. 

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