A NORTHUMBERLAND labourer is to join the cast of Love Island.

Brad McClelland (26) will form part of this year's line up for the popular ITV series which is due to start on June 28.

As part of a pre-show interview, Brad has given fans a look at what they can expect from him.

When asked what made him want to take part in the new series, he said: "I want to date face-to-face, I like meeting people. I’m easy going, laid back.

"Who wouldn’t want to be in a nice villa in a hot country for a while?"

Brad also revealed what his colleagues would say about him: "I try and make as much money as I can by doing as little as possible.

"They’d probably say – not lazy, as I’m energetic – I just try to get away with doing literally nothing."

His celebrity crushes are Sommer Ray, Zara McDermott and Megan Fox.

  • Love Island starts at 9pm next Monday on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.