Love Island 2021: Brad and Sharon are already favourites to win series


Are these the two winners of Love Island 2021 (Picture: Rex Features)

Love Island 2021 hasn’t even started yet, but two singletons have already emerged as the early favourites to win the series. 

Of the 11 contestants confirmed to be heading into the Majorcan villa when the ITV2 dating show launches on Monday night, Brad McClelland and Sharon Gaffka are being tipped to do well.

Brad is bookmaker Coral’s 2-1 favourite to win the series from the boys, while Sharon Gaffka is 3-1 favourite to win out of the girls.

Sharon, 25, is a civil servant from Oxford and said she is looking to ‘date someone who is taller than me’ in her introductory video. She was the first contestant announced earlier this week.

Brad, meanwhile, is a 26-year-old labourer from Northumberland who revealed he’s got a crush on former Love Island contestant Zara McDermott and decided to take part in the new series because he wants to date IRL. He also unveiled his body transformation before going on the show.

Elsewhere, Jake Cornish is 3-1 to win from the boys, while Liberty Poole and Kaz Kamwi are both 4-1 out of the girls.



Betting odds for Love Island 2021

Winning boy odds:

2-1 Brad McClelland

3-1 Jake Cornish

4-1 Toby Aromolaran

5-1 Aaron Francis, 5-1 Hugo Hammond

Winning girl odds:

3-1 Sharon Gaffka

4-1 Liberty Poole, 4-1 Kaz Kamwi

5-1 Chloe Burrows

8-1 Shannon Singh, 8-1 Faye Winter


Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/Shutterstock (12140062b) Sharon Gaffka 'Love Island' TV show, Series 7, Contestants, UK - 21 Jun 2021

Sharon was the first contestant to be announced for 2021 (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

‘The Love Island line-up is confirmed and whilst there will be so many twists and turns throughout the summer, Brad and Sharon are our early favourites to go all the way and be crowned winners,’ said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

After it was announced that the upcoming season will make history with Hugo Hammond becoming the first-ever disabled contestant to appear on the programme, the islanders introduced themselves in teaser videos.

One star, Chloe Burrows, has even boasted about getting involved with a married dad as she prepares to enter the villa, admitting that she ‘still drunk calls him’.


Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/Shutterstock (12140062ad) Brad McClelland 'Love Island' TV show, Series 7, Islanders, UK - 21 Jun 2021

Ben unveiled his body transformation before joining the show (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)


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The 2021 cast has been revealed, with 11 stars confirmed so far (Picture: ITV)

Love Island will be hosted and narrated by the same dynamic duo who fronted the 2020 winter season – Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling.

Laura ‘hopes to do Caroline Flack proud’ as she called on viewers to show the new contestants respect in a recent Instagram post.

Love Island launches Monday 28 June at 9pm on ITV2.

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