Love Island: Harriett Blackmore’s link to Strictly star REVEALED

The Love Island 2024 contestant is besties with a 2019 Islander too

Harriett Blackmore Love Island

by Millie Payne |
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Love Island is less than a week away, so it's time to meet the new Islanders who will be gracing (and taking over) our TV screens for the next couple of months. Among the summer 2024 cohort of love-seekers is Harriett Blackmore, who has revealed her link to a Strictly Come Dancing star ahead of entering the villa.

When asked about her claim to fame, Harriett - who goes by Harri Mae Blackmore on Instagram - said, "Being a bit of an IT girl in Brighton, I’ve done personal shopping for the rapper Arrdee and one of my best friends is Saffron Barker the YouTuber."

Saffron took part in Strictly's 17th series in 2019 and finished in sixth place with AJ Pritchard. Harriett previously gave a glimpse into their friendship by sharing a glamorous photo of them in January, writing, "My blondie".

Here is everything you need to know about Harriett before she makes her TV debut...

Who is Harriett Blackmore?

Harriett is an OG cast member on the 11th series of Love Island.

How old is Harriett Blackmore?

Harriett celebrated her 24th birthday in May 2024, just weeks before going into the villa.

Where is Harriett Blackmore from?

A coastal girl, Harriett hails from Brighton.

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harriett is an og 2024 islander ©ITV

What does Harriett Blackmore do?

The budding reality star splits her time between dancing and being a personal shopper.

What has Harriett Blackmore said about Love Island?

When asked what she'll bring to the villa, Harriett replied, "For the boys, entertainment, a bit of fun and flirting. I’ll definitely up the flirting. For the girls, I’m a really good friend."

She added, "I’ll bring the entertainment for everyone in the villa, whether that’s making the girls laugh or making the boys turn their heads, I’m sure that I’ll bring the drama."

The official Love Island Instagram account wrote for her announcement, "Harriett’s got a special sparkle that will light up the villa, but which boy will shine for her?"

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harriett is set to bring the entertainment ©ITV

What is Harriett Blackmore's Instagram?

Harriett already boasts almost 40,000 followers and you can follow her @harriblackmorex. Her grid is littered with glamorous photos from holidays and nights out.

Millie Payne is a News and Entertainment Writer for Closer. She has specialised in showbiz interviews, features, articles and roundups for over three years and loves combining her love for writing, talking and all things popular culture.

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