Love Island’s Brad McLelland has revealed his first trip after leaving the Island was to visit his Nana Joyce in Northumberland.

The labourer left the villa after contestants were told either Brad or Lucinda would be leaving the island - and it was down to them to decide.

But although Brad did not find romantic love on the Island, he revealed his appearance on the show has strengthened his family bonds.

Speaking to Ranvir Singh on ITVs Lorraine show, he said: “I’ve been to see my Nana. That’s the first time I went home, and my Nana, my nieces and nephews were there.

“She didn’t watch the show before I went on it. She had no idea what it was.

“She complained about it a bit because there was a lot of young people in there doing things young people do but she’s a bit set in her ways.”

Brad said when he visited his Nana, who he lived with from the age of four, she cried “a lot”.

He told Ranvir: “We argue - she knows what annoys me and I know what annoys her, but the respect I’ve got for her… because she’s my nana but she kind of ended her life to look after me.”

Brad also said his appearance on the show has led to meeting his teenage sister for the first time.

As one of six on his mum’s side of the family, Brad said he always knew he had a younger sister on his dad’s side, but had never met her.

He said he had tried to find his sister on social media, but since leaving Love Island he has finally managed to get in contact.

He said: “It means the world to us. My brothers and sisters are massive to me and I try and spend as much time as I can with them.

“Family love is really central in your life.”

But although Brad was not lucky in love on the island he admitted he will be keeping his eye on his couple parter Lucinda.

He said viewers only saw a fraction of his time with Lucinda and there was “more to it” than was shown on screen.

He said: “We got along so well. Everything was normal, easy going. I wish there was more time for people to see what we had.”

After Brad left, Lucinda caught the eye of love rival Aaron Francis.

After leaving the show, he told ITV:

“Me and Cind were faultless. Everyone was commenting on how happy I looked, how happy Cinds was.

“Cinds was telling me how happy she was with me and vice versa. Everyone could notice it. I think if you were to ask the Islanders in there, who is the most compatible couple in there, me and Cind would have been right up there.

“Especially considering there was friendship couples. Unfortunately, mine and Cinds’ time as a couple got cut short.

Brad had originally been coupled up with Faye Winter on the opening day of the show, however soon found himself at risk of elimination after being left without a partner following the first recoupling.

It was down to new girl at the time Rachel Finn to choose between either the Northumbrian or Chuggs Wallis, with her deciding to couple up with Brad.

However the pair never really bonded and soon Brad coupled up with Lucinda after meeting her following her arrival on the show.

His former partner Lucinda now appears to have moved on from Brad, with her at time of writing having recently caught the attention of Aaron Francis.