IF you’ve been keeping up with Love Island this year, you’ll know the show is now in full swing. 

We’ve seen tears, tantrums, dates, secret kisses, shock evictions from the villa and much more in Mallorca as the ITV 2 reality show gets into full flow. 

You’ll also know that the original group of contestants have been joined by a number of ‘bombshells’ over the past three weeks. 

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A bombshell is a new contestant who arrives out of the blue to stir things up in the Love Island villa. 

And the new bombshell is none other than a man with links to our part of the world. 

Charlie Radnedge, aged 28, is a real estate developer from London.

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It appears he got stuck into this profession after graduating from University of Reading’s Henley Business School in 2017. 

According to his LinkedIn page, Charlie secured a Master of Science in Real Estate while studying at the town’s higher education establishment. 

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Charlie is frequently described as ‘posh’ by Love Island fans on social media. 

One reason for this may be his upbringing at The Oratory School in South Oxfordshire. 

The private school is just an 18-minute drive along the A4074 to Reading town centre. 

Known for its costly boarding fees, parents will pay between £7,643 and £13,368 per term to send their children to Catholic school. 

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Sports facilities at The Oratory are described as ‘state-of-the-art’ and include a 25m swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, six lawn tennis courts, rugby pitches and more. 

In November 2021, The Oratory received the highest grade of 'Excellent' for both Independent Schools Inspectorate categories: pupils’ academic & other achievements and pupils’ personal development.

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If Charlie wins Love Island, he will win a share of £50,000. That could come in handy if he’s still paying off those university fees!

Asked how his family and friends would describe him, Charlie said: “Quite chilled, a good friend, quite loyal, very friendly but also can be outgoing and loud. I’m more of an introvert as a person. I spend a lot of time on my own doing stuff but I’m also social and when I see friends I’m loud - so it’s a bit of a mixture really.”