Who is Kai Fagan?  Meet the semi-professional rugby player who will join Love Island in 2023

Who is Kai Fagan? Meet the semi-professional rugby player who will join Love Island in 2023

The Love Island 2023 lineup was unveiled on Monday as fans eagerly count down to the show’s return on January 16.

And among those set to enter the South African mansion is gym teacher and semi-pro rugby player Kai Fagan, who reveals he hopes to find a “real connection” with someone at the famous mansion

But who is the handsome shirtless jock hoping to catch the girls’ attention? Here’s everything you need to know about Kai…

Hunky arrival! Who is Kai Fagan? Meet the semi-pro rugby player joining Love Island in 2023 who went to school with Marcus Rashford, has three degrees and has a Corrie star as his cousin

Who is Kai Egan?

Before signing up with Love Island, Manchester-born Kai worked as a science and physical education teacher and also played semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC.

He says: “I am a Jamaican citizen. That’s why I played rugby 7s for Jamaica. I now play semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC.

“Technically, I have three different degrees and went to three different universities.”

When asked who he would like to play in a movie based on his life, Kai adds, “Michael B. Jordan, he’s pretty cool.”

Kai explains why he decided to enter the Love Island mansion and says he hopes to find genuine feelings with another woman as they will be spending so much time together at the mansion.

Grim!  Before signing up with Love Island, Manchester-born Kai worked as a science and physical education teacher and also played semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC

Grim! Before signing up with Love Island, Manchester-born Kai worked as a science and physical education teacher and also played semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC

He says: “When you meet someone for the first time, you usually never spend that much time with them. So if you’re really looking for a connection, the villa is the perfect place to do it.”

Kai reveals he’s in love with Margot Robbie and admits he’s already picked his dream dinner guests, adding: “Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Sir Alex Ferguson and probably Sylvester Stallone… it’s an odd one group of people, right ?’

What is Kai Egan’s claim to fame?

While many viewers will first spot Kai entering the Love Island mansion, this won’t be his first exposure to the celebrity world.

He explains: “My cousin Dean [Fagan] was on Coronation Street. I went to school with Marcus Rashford and we were in the same class.

“The school I went to was sponsored by Manchester United – that’s why I got so many experiences.”

Unlikely: Kai also reveals his cousin Dean (pictured) was previously a star on Coronation Street for four years before he was killed in 2017

Unlikely: Kai also reveals his cousin Dean (pictured) was previously a star on Coronation Street for four years before he was killed in 2017

Why is Kai Egan single?

Kai admits he decided to remain single “voluntarily” because he was struggling to find the woman of his dreams.

He explains: “I’m looking for the right girl. I feel like I have pretty high expectations. I don’t feel like I should commit to anyone unless I’m absolutely buzzing about them because it’s not fair to them.

On what he hopes to bring to the villa, Kai adds: “I’m quite light-hearted, I love to laugh. I’m also really calm and relaxed, fairly level headed, fairly mature… but not too mature.’

Hot!  Kai also reveals he has previously played rugby 7s in Jamaica as he is a citizen of the country and has three degrees from three different universities

Hot! Kai also reveals he has previously played rugby 7s in Jamaica as he is a citizen of the country and has three degrees from three different universities

What are Kai’s ‘icks’?

While Kai admits there are several things that can ruin his connection with a girl, there’s one thing he particularly hates.

He says, “There’s a lot of it… having stinky breath is one of them. And I don’t like girls calling me “dude” or “bro” and stuff like that.

What are Kai’s best and worst date stories?

Like every Love Island star, Kai has his own horrific date story, detailing the moment his male pal called off a double date.

He says: “My boyfriend set me and him up on a double date at a bar in Manchester. He didn’t show up at the bar so I was there alone with these two girls and had to spend a lot of money!’

But Kai already has plans for a dream date if money weren’t an issue, saying, “I’d want to get some of these slip suits and fly over New York. She’ll never be able to say she’s done this before!’

Determined: He also admits he signed up to Love Island as he hopes to find a 'real connection' with a girl after staying 'voluntarily' single.

Determined: He also admits he signed up to Love Island as he hopes to find a ‘real connection’ with a girl after staying ‘voluntarily’ single.

To look good!  Kai has documented his pre-Love Island exploits on social media, including trips abroad, rugby matches and nights out with his friends

To look good! Kai has documented his pre-Love Island exploits on social media, including trips abroad, rugby matches and nights out with his friends

What is Kai’s Instagram?

Kai has documented his pre-Love Island exploits on social media, including trips abroad, rugby matches and nights out with his friends.

His last post before entering the mansion was shared in December and showed him in the middle of a haircut.

You can follow him @kaifagan_

Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITVX on Monday 16 January at 9pm.

Back soon: Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITVX on Monday 16 January at 9pm

Back soon: Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITVX on Monday 16 January at 9pm

LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS

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Tanya Manhenga

Name: Tanya Manhenga

Age: 22

Location: Liverpool

Profession: student and model

Something not many people know about her: “I have vitiligo, which is skin pigmentation that you might not even notice.”

“It’s on my lip and I have a streak in my hair. Not many people know that, but I think it’s pretty cute.”

“I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a mood.”

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Lana Jenkin

Name: Lana Jenkins

Age: 25

Location: Luton

Profession: makeup artist

What not many people know about her: “I have worked with many celebrities in my work as a make-up artist.

“When I was 6 years old I lived in Spain and was an extra in an episode of Benidorm.”

Anna May Robey

Anna May Robey

Name: Anna May Robey

Age: 20

Location: Swansea

Profession: payroll clerk

Something not many people know about her: “I went on a date once and never saw him again.”

“We went out to eat and shared a bottle of wine. When I spoke to him he fell asleep!’

“I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.”

Tanyel Revan

Tanyel Revan

Name: Tanyel Revan

Age: 26

Location: North London

Profession: hairdresser

Something not many people know about her: “My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum — I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crappy personality.”

“Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s male and he can dance.”

“If a man can dance, I fall in love with him instantly.”

Olivia Hawkin

Olivia Hawkin

Name: Olivia Hawkins

Age: 27

Location: Brighton

Profession: ring girl and actress

Something not many people know about her: “I did a movie with Jason Statham and had a nice 10 minute conversation about life.”

“I was a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress on James Bond with Daniel Craig, and I was also a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.”

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Kai Fagan

Name: Kai Fagan

Age: 24

Location: Manchester

Profession: Science and physical education teacher

What not many know about him: “I am a Jamaican citizen. That’s why I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.

“I now play semi-professional rugby for Burnage RFC.”

“Technically, I have three different degrees and went to three different universities.”

Ron Hall

Ron Hall

Name: Ron Hall

Age: 25

Location: Essex

Profession: financial advisor

Something not many people know about him: “If you met me, you would never know that I am blind in one eye.”

“It was the result of a soccer injury when I was 8 years old. I have two different colored eyes, one blue and one green.”

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will young

Name: Will Young

Age: 23

Location: Buckinghamshire

Occupation: farmer

What not many people know about him: “Every evening I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.”

“A girl I met told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing them and continued meditating!

“It’s a beautiful way to reflect on yourself.”

Shaq Muhammad

Shaq Muhammad

Name: Shaq Muhammad

Age: 24

Location: London

Occupation: airport security officer

What not many people know about her: “I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’

“Every time I see Dear John, I cry.

This is my favorite movie. Every time I’m with someone and they say, “Let’s watch a romantic movie,” I say, “How about Dear John, how does that sound?”

Haris Namani

Haris Namani

Name: Haris Namani

Age: 21

Location: Doncaster

Profession: TV salesman

Something not many people know about her: “I never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’

“It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I obviously haven’t found the right thing myself.”