Monday 18 December 2017

Everything you need to know about the two Irish contestants who have entered the Love Island villa

Rob Lipsett and Shannen Reilly McGrath have entered the Love Island villa. Images: RobLipsett/Instagram, ShannenReillyMcGrath/Instagram
Rob Lipsett and Shannen Reilly McGrath have entered the Love Island villa. Images: RobLipsett/Instagram, ShannenReillyMcGrath/Instagram
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two Irish contestants are set to enter the Love Island villa in Majorca tonight - here's what we know about them.

Rob Lipsett

 

Rob, from Rathgar, is a fitness blogger with over 261,000 followers on Instagram. The 25-year-old has a successful fitness YouTube channel, with an impressive quarter of a million subscribers.

He started his career in the fitness industry by creating a Facebook page to track his workouts and progress, before joining YouTube and Instagram in 2014.

Still have some Ibiza pics to post 🤘

A post shared by ROB LIPSETT 🇮🇪 (@roblipsett) on

Rob hinted to his fans that he would be heading into the villa by sharing a photo from Ibiza with the caption: "Big LF twist on the horizon. Can't wait to share."

His sister is model Roz Lipsett, who is a regular on the Dublin social scene.

Shannen Reilly McGrath

 

Described as 'Ireland's very own Dublin Barbie,' Shannen will be joining Rob and the 13 remaining contestants with hopes of making it to the final. Shannen (25) was a contestant in Miss Ireland 2014, and was announced as the new Cocoa Brown brand ambassador days before it was revealed that she would be entering the house.

The Tallaght native is well-known in the Dublin modelling circle, and previously dated Big Brother star Bianca Gascoigne's ex CJ Meeks.

Favourite swimsuit - @carladonnellydesigns 💋🔥

A post shared by WELCOME TO MY WORLD (@shannenreillymcgrath) on

Shannen isn't hugely active on social media (she only created her Twitter account this month), and her following lies at 8,800 on Instagram, although it's likely that will sky rocket once she enters the house.

If Shannen or Rob go on to win the competition, they will be asked if they want to split the cash with their new love or take the entire £50,000 (€57,000) pot home for themselves.

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