Love Island 2021 Cast Rumours: Who is Toluwa Adepeju?
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Toluwa Adepeju is a junior doctor who's been working hard on the COVID-19 frontline so he certainly deserves a trip away to the sunny villa in Majorca when Love Island 2021 starts. He could be joining Holly Ramsay, Lucy Plunkett, Lucinda Strafford, Aimee-Rose Francis, Alisha Lemay, Zack Chugg, Harley Benn, James Price, Ellis Iyayi, Jay Munro and Alexis Bailey in the villa this year.
Adepeju, 25, uses his 11,600-strong Instagram following to advocate COVID-19 safety (and kindly share photos of his fine physique too).
An ITV2 source told The Sun that Adepeju has "led from the very front in hospital and online, educating people of the risks and the need to get vaccinated."
"He is a perfect pick," they added.
Here's a few things we know about the new Dr Love.
He appeared in a laughing gas campaign
Writing for Docere, a preventative medicine platform run by doctors, Adepeju explained the benefits and risks of using laughing gas recreationally. We learned a few things.
Apparently, laughing gas has been used at parties for more than 200 years and it was originally used mainly by medical students.
While inhaling laughing gas can cause feelings of euphoria and (obviously) the giggles, there are some serious pitfalls to this party gas: loss of consciousness, suffocation from lack of oxygen, heart attack and even brain damage if too much is inhaled.
He's a model
Adepeju is signed to Impact Models. There's no surprises there - we've never seen hospital scrubs look so good. And judging by the photo below, the whole groom look suits him too. Could there be another Love Island marriage? You never know.
He's the creator of a medical student advice platform
Adepeju is the co-founder of MedScore - a platform which provides free courses and advice to aspiring doctors and dentists. How lovely!
He's done a skydive
Adepeju's a bit of a dare devil by the looks of it. In October 2020, he completed a 15,000 foot skydive after only going along to give his friend moral support.
He's got a Masters in Law
Adepeju also has a MSc in Law and Healthcare ethics from the University of Manchester.
He graduated in December 2019 and his family looked as proud as punch in this photo with him in his cap and gown.
Back in season 4, we had the lovely Dr Alex George looking for love and although he wasn't successful in the show, he's been bossing it on TV and social media ever since. He's done a lot of campaigning around mental health awareness and has appeared on TV several times to talk about the pandemic.
Love Island comes to ITV2 on Monday 28th June at 9pm.
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