Love Island: Brad's the new favourite after first night in the villa

Love Island 2021 is well and truly under way, with the contestants being paired up on Day One and the watching public getting their first glimpse of the stars of the show.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 1:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 10:31 pm
Amble's Brad McClelland on Love Island and paired with Faye Winter. Below, the Love Island contestants, from left, Sharon Gaffka, Hugo Hammond, Chloe Burrows, Shannon Singh, Kaz Kamwi, Brad McClelland, Faye Winter, Aaron Francis, Toby Amolaran, Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish.

Northumberland lad Brad McLelland, who bookmakers Coral made one of the joint-second favourites to win at 3-1 before the show was first aired last night (Monday), was coupled with Faye Winter, a 5-1 bet from the outset. Those first impressions made a big impact and propelled the former Amble high school pupil Brad into pole position. Here are Coral’s latest odds – from outsider to favourite, or ‘not’ to ‘hot’:

Still the outsider after going into the villa at 8/1. Chloe, a 25-year-old marketing executive from Bicester, is on the hunt for a man who is just as loud as she is.
Drifted slightly from original odds of 6/1. Liberty is a 21-year-old student and waitress from Birmingham.

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Pre-show odds: 3/1 favourite Sharon is a 25-year-old from Oxford is a civil servant.
A slight improvement from original odds of 6/1. Jake, a 24-year-old water engineer from the West Country, split with his last girlfriend during lockdown.
No change from pre-show odds of 5/1. Aaron (24) is a luxury events host from London, and has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Princess Eugenie and Beatrice.
An improvement on her pre-show odds of 5/1. Kaz is a 26-year-old fashion blogger from Essex and is hoping to come out of the villa in a relationship.
No change. Pre-show odds: 4/1 The 24-year-old PE teacher from Hampshire is the show's first disabled contestant.
Drifted slightly from pre-show odds of 3/1 The 22-year-old from Essex is a semi-professional footballer.
Pre-show odds: 3/1 The 22-year-old model from Fife is serious about finding love.
A leap in popularity from original odds of 5/1 for Brad's first partner. The 25-year-old lettings manager from Devon is hoping to meet someone she can go on holiday with.
An improvement on pre-show odds of 3/1. Why aye! Wor lad Brad's the top tip to win after just one night in the villa! Amble's canny lad Brad is a self-confessed gym lover and coffee drinker, and describes himself as "easygoing".