Who is Callum Macleod? Love Island 2019 contestant and aircraft engineer who was dumped from the villa first

10 June 2019, 16:23 | Updated: 10 June 2019, 16:26

Callum is the latest Love Island hopeful
Callum is the latest Love Island hopeful. Picture: ITV/Instagram
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Callum became the first to leave following the latest recoupling.

Love Island is back for the fifth time, and the latest batch of hopefuls might just be the most beautiful yet.

Unfortunately, we've already lost a hunky boy in the form of Callum Macleod. But in case you're already missing him, here’s everything you need to know about the dumped Islander.

Who is Callum and how old is he?

He might share his name with a British race car driver and a cricketer, but Callum is a 28-year-old Aircraft Engineer from South Wales.

Callum describes himself as “genuine, normal and up for a good laugh”.

The self-confessed ‘clean freak’ also likes to think of himself as “fun, loyal and spontaneous”, but admits he “can be edgy” if things get a bit messy.

When asked to rate his looks out of 10, the modest hopeful said: "I’m a 6.2. When I’ve got a tan it jumps up to a 6.8, sometimes a 7. So, hopefully in the villa I’ll be bouncing up to the 7.

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“I blossomed as I got older. I’m hoping it is still rising but it plateaued a bit recently. I would say my best feature is my tan - give me an hour and I am golden.”

The rugby fan has played for the GE team, the GE Aviation Dragons and is also pals with Welsh rugby international and Cardiff Blues player, Josh Navidi.

Who is Callum coupled up with?

Callum was coupled with Amber Gill after she ditched her first partner Sherif Lanre and stepped forward for him.

However, the couple have since decided to just stay friends, which means Callum was at risk during the first recoupling.

Unfortunately, he became the first to leave when Amber went for Anton Danyluk, and new girl Molly-Mae Hague opted to save Tommy Fury instead.

Callum is partnered with Amber
Callum is partnered with Amber. Picture: ITV

What's Callum's Instagram handle?

You can find Callum on Instagram @callum_macleod where he can be seen partying with his friends and getting his abs out.

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What has Callum said about Love Island?

Ahead of his stint in the villa, Callum confessed he’s desperate not to be “left on the shelf”.

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“The whole experience is going to be great and if I meet someone, that’s what I’m here for,” he said.

In terms of his “type on paper,” Callum is after “morals and loyalty” but is also attracted to “blonde and petite girls”, although Michelle Keegan is his celebrity crush.

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He added: “Personality, I just like girls that let me be myself and as long as they like me for me and of course I’ve got to enjoy their personality. As long as they let me be me and don’t try and change me.”

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