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Who Is Zack Chugg? First Love Island 2021 Contestant Confirmed

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Who Is Zack Chugg? First Love Island 2021 Contestant Confirmed

Zack Chugg is the only rumoured Love Island cast member to confirm he's appearing on the show so far.

He exclusively revealed to the Yorkshire Evening Post that, following a successful online audition with show's producers, he's flying out to the Majorca villa this summer for the show. ITV2 hasn't confirmed that though.

Zack is the second doctor said to be coming into the villa this year, alongside medical student Toluwa Adepeju. Aimee-Rose Francis, Harley Benn, Alisha LeMay, James Price, Alexis Bailey, Holly Ramsay, Lucy Plunkett, Lucinda Strafford, Ellis Iyayi and Jay Munro are said to be in the lineup too.

Here are a few things we know about Zack.

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Zack is a dental student

Zack is coming to the end of his second year as a dental student at the University of Leeds.

His Instagram profile regularly features photos of him in his scrubs and he does lots to support aspiring dental students too.

Zack Chugg is a dental student at the University of Leeds (Credit: Instagram/zack.chugg)
Zack Chugg is a dental student at the University of Leeds (Credit: Instagram/zack.chugg)
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He featured in the Leeds Dental Institute's newsletter, which said: "After overcoming obstacles along the way to get into dental school it has motivated me to always try and inspire people whether it be regarding dentistry, fitness or even overall mental wellbeing and lifestyle!!" Love that!

He's also a fitness ambassador

After a fitness journey of his own, Zack likes to motivate others to get in shape too.

"I was quite fat before university started and after my gap year I realised I needed to get into shape and couldn't go to uni looking like I did," he told Yorkshire Evening Post.

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He regularly posts about his food, skincare and exercise regimes to his 6,900 Instagram followers and he's an ambassador for My Fit.

Zack Chugg is a fitness ambassador after doing so well with his own weightloss journey (Credit: Instagram/zack.chug)
Zack Chugg is a fitness ambassador after doing so well with his own weightloss journey (Credit: Instagram/zack.chug)

Zack said he thinks this is what got him a place on Love Island this year. "I released a post about men's skincare routines and then got a direct message on Instagram from an ITV casting agent," he explained.

"I think they are really fascinated by what I do and I don't know if they've met someone who does the sort of thing that I do yet.

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"There are a lot of good looking models out there but I think they're amazed by my dentistry and fitness influencing and weight loss side of things as well."

He said in an Instagram post by Denspire Health: "Getting into shape and shedding off the weight not only physically improved my lifestyle but mentally as well. I felt like a new man , completely confident and comfortable with myself!"

Reckon he'll be leading the workouts in the villa?

During his gap year, Zack worked for Lord Alan Sugar

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Lord Alan Sugar. Credit: PA
Lord Alan Sugar. Credit: PA

He got the interview for this job through his dad's contact with former The Apprentice winner, James White.

Dental student, fitness ambassador and recruitment consultant? Something tells us Zack is a man of many talents.

His full name is Zackee Chughtai and he's a brummie

Zack, aka Zackee Chugtai, is originally from Solihull, West Midlands, which is a refreshing change to the London-dominated cast.

Research by OddsMonkey revealed that only 3 per cent of Islanders come from the Midlands, with most coming from London/Essex and Manchester.

Love Island comes to ITV2 on Monday 28th June at 9pm.

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Featured Image Credit: Instagram/zack.chug

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Love Island, ITV

Laura Sanders
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