AN Oxford City football player is about to enter the Love Island villa.

Twenty-year-old Finley Tapp, from Milton Keynes, is the newest contestant to join the reality TV show.

He is a defender on Oxford City's first team, known as Finn.

The footballer will join Connagh Howard, 27, from Cardiff, as he enters the new South African villa today.

Chelmsford Weekly News: Finn Tapp. Pic: Mike AllenFinn Tapp. Pic: Mike Allen


Their entrance was teased at the end of last night's episode, which also saw Ollie Williams explain that he quit the show to pursue "the love of my life".

Mr Tapp said he's not afraid to shake things up.

He said: "It'll be great if I come out of the villa with mates, but if I need to step on toes to get the girl I like, I'll do it.

"I've always been loyal. Whenever I start getting the wandering eye, it's time to break up.

"Who knows what could happen in the villa."

The football club hadn't seen Mr Tapp this week as he didn't attend training on Tuesday and was due for medical check ups.

Oxford City commercial director, Mick Livesey, said the club was told the news yesterday, but was under strict embargo to not reveal it until 10pm.  

The club supports his decision and wishes him luck seeking love.

Mr Livesey said: "Of course we'll miss him but he's a cracking lad. We support him and wish him the best of luck. We've just re-loaned him to Love Island - that's all.

"He's an integral part of the team. He's a good looking lad, has great physique and a fantastic footballer so I'm sure he'll do well."