Who is Mitchel Taylor? Meet the Love Island UK 2023 contestant

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Mitchel Taylor
Age: 26
From: Sheffield
Occupation: Gas engineer

Why Love Island and why now?
I feel like I’m known in Sheffield as ‘someone’s ex’, so it’s nice to have a fresh start and to switch off from distractions and to focus on finding the perfect girl for me.

What do you think you’ll bring to the Villa?
I’ll bring a cheeky trait, I’m a bit of a wind-up merchant!

What’s your ‘elevator pitch’ for why someone should want to date you?
I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside
draw with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun,and now I want to settle down now.

If there was one thing you’d want your new fellow Islanders to know about you what would it be?
I’m a lot more fun than I look. I think I look serious all the time, I’ve got a resting ‘Mitch’ face.

Why would you say you’re single?
I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with. I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one.

How would friends/family describe you?
A wind-up merchant with a big heart. I like to wind you up but I’ve always got your best interests at heart.

What’s your worst date story?
I once took a girl out on a double date with my best mate and his girlfriend. My mate's girlfriend and I were having a bit of banter, but then the girl I brought out on the date started to defend her and we ended up having a massive argument... I literally left within the first drink and went home.

What gives you the ‘ick’?
Food in your teeth and counting coins in your hand - when a girl stands at the bar counting out the coins to pay for a drink. It’s not for me!

Do you fall in love quickly?
I either jump in with two feet or not at all. I do believe in love at first sight.

If you had to pick three of the most important things you look for in a partner what would they be?
Down-to-earth, nice teeth and nice eyes.

Tell us something not many people know about you?
My guilty pleasure is listening to break-up songs. Khalid, or Juice WRLD or any of Lauv’s music. Even if I’m in a relationship I like to get in the car and stick a break-up song on and feel the feels.

This year marks series 10 of Love Island. Do you have a favourite show moment from any of the previous seasons?
The salmon dive, with everyone diving in the pool on the 2018 series.

If you had to pick three celebrities to be in the Villa with you as fellow Islanders who would they be and why?
Madison Beer, Christian Ronaldo - just for a quick kick about - and Sigrid. Sigrid is very natural and I find that really attractive.

If money was no object, what would be your ideal first date?
I would fly first class to Dubai and have a fancy date in the Burj Khalifa.


Love Island UK 2023 is set to premiere on Monday (June 5). Time: 9 p.m. GMT / 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT / 8 a.m. AEDT. Channels: It will broadcast on ITV2 and also be available to stream via ITV X (formerly known as ITV Hub).

It is expected to premiere on Hulu in the U.S. later this month.

June 5, 2023 4:00am ET by ITV Press Centre  

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