Remember Love Island’s Kem Cetinay? Here’s what he’s doing now

It's been SIX years since Kem won Love Island (and yet somehow we haven't aged a day...)

Kem Cetinay

by Rhianna Bedi |
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Love Island 2017 was an absolute classic, wasn’t it? It introduced us to the likes of Olivia Attwood, Chris Hughes and Montana Brown, and that’s before we even mention the iconic winners.

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies were the triumphant couple, taking home the £50,000 cash prize in the final, and they still hold a very special place in our hearts even though they’re no longer a couple.

It’s been six years since he won Love Island, so what better time to take a look at what Kem’s been up to since then.

Kem Cetinay
It's somehow been six years since Kem won Love Island ©Getty

Who is Kem Cetinay?

Kem is a reality TV personality best know for winning Love Island alongside then-girlfriend Amber Davies back in 2017. He was also a contestant on Dancing on Ice in 2018, has appeared on the likes of This Morning and Loose Women and regularly takes part in the Soccer Aid charity football match.

How old is Kem Cetinay?

He's currently 27 years old. Kem was born on 26 April 1996.

Where is Kem Cetinay from?

Kem is from Essex.

Kem Cetinay
Kem's been a busy boy since rising to fame in 2017 ©Getty

What was Kem Cetinay's job before Love Island?

Before his appearance on Love Island, Kem was a hairdresser and styled the likes of Calum Best, Spencer Matthews and several TOWIE hunks... (lucky him).

Did Kem Cetinay win Love Island?

If you happen to be part of the one per cent of people who aren't hooked on Love Island, then you may not know that Kem was in fact crowned winner of the show in 2017 along with his then-girlfriend Amber Davies. After spending a whole seven weeks in the Love Island villa, Kem certainly won over the nation and he and Amber took home a whopping cash prize of £50,000.

Kem and Amber Love Island
Love Island 2017 winners Kem and Amber ©Love Island

Are Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies still together?

The Love Island champions continued their relationship for four months after the show, however they split at the end of 2017.

In a joint statement to OK!, the pair confessed that their "schedules made it difficult" to make things work, indicating that this was the reason for their split, but Amber later revealed to New! magazine that they "weren't compatible" and it was a "mutual decision to split".

Does Kem Cetinay have a girlfriend?

Kem's last public relationship was with medical student Lexi Hyzler in 2020. The pair reportedly split due to the long distance between them, with Lexi being based in Malta. It's not known if Kem's dated anyone since then, but if he has then he's managed to keep the relationship out of the limelight.

Chris and Kem Love Island
The iconic bromance ©Love Island

What has Kem been up to since Love Island?

After spending his entire time in the villa spitting bars with Chris Hughes, Chris and Kem became the country's most iconic bromance and sealed a record deal with Sony's label Relentless Records.

They performed their debut single Little Bit Leave it in front of a sell-out crowd at Ministry of Sound, which was aired on their ITV2 show Chris and Kem: Straight Outta Love Island. Their single topped the charts in three hours of being released, with their music video clocking up millions of YouTube views.

Considering Stormzy was their biggest fan, this was hardly surprising...

Kem was also made the new face of popular fashion line boohooMAN, launching his own menswear collection. Since then, Kem has opened his own restaurant in Essex and collaborated on another clothing range with Primark.

Chris, Kem and Stormzy
Selfie gang ©Chris and Kem: Straight Outta Love Island

What is Kem Cetinay's Instagram?

You can keep up to date with Kem on Instagram at @kemcetinay.

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