Monday 21 October 2019

'My values are a lot more old school' - Irish contestant Eoghan Murphy causes a stir on Love Island Australia

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Aoife Kelly

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The new series of Love Island Australia has kicked off Down Under and an Irishman is causing a stir with fellow islanders and viewers.

Eoghan Murphy (not the Minister for Housing, but a 24-year-old estate agent from Laois) was one of the first bombshells to arrive in the Fijian villa.

Just two days in he has already kissed two fellow contestants - Vanessa Sierra and Cartier Surjan - and stripped down to his undies for a dare.

"If I like someone, I'm going for it 100%. I'm not here to make friends. I have enough friends, I want a girl," he said before entering the villa.

"My values are a lot more old school than what's floating around today," he added.

"I treat women the right way.  I was raised by a single mum.  I was in a relationship from when I was 14 up until last year.  A lot of girls do look at me and think I'm a player but I'm truthful, I'm honest, and I'm loyal."

Speaking to news.com.au he also revealed that he had only achieved his impressive physique in the past year after a soccer injury forced him to choose between the sport and the gym.

“My body changed quite a bit after I started going to the gym, so it wasn’t really ideal for soccer," he said.

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"In the end I had to choose whether to prioritise going to the gym or getting my body in shape for soccer. In the end I went with the gym, because well, I want to look good … and here I am."

“If I hadn’t have done that I probably wouldn’t be here,” he added.

He also revealed that he applied for the show while hungover after a stag trip to Vegas.

The second episode of the show - narrated by fellow Irishman Eoghan McDermott - has seen Eoghan, who moved to Australia in 2006, couple up with blonde Jessie.

As well as causing a stir with his fellow islanders, Eoghan has proven a hit with viewers of the Nine show.

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