Love Island 2020: Get to know heir to the Lanhydrock estate Ollie Williams

What is Lanhydrock, you may ask?

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by William Marriott |
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After months of speculation, the line up for the first EVER Winter Love Island has been released and we cannot wait to get up close and personal (not literally) with some of the country's hottest singletons in the all new South African villa.

Laura Whitmore is the show's new host, and joining her will be her boyfriend Iain Stirling, who is the narrator once again.

But less of them and more of the contestants. So, let's get to know Islander Ollie Williams.

Who is Ollie Williams?

Ollie is a land owner and heir to the Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall. He says he's the perfect Islander because "I’m an alpha male. Wherever I go, I boss the room, I boss whatever I’m doing. I’ll be the butt of all jokes but I’ll also be the one to make all of the jokes.

"I'm attention seeking and I like to be the centre of what is going on at the time. I wear my emotions on my sleeve, I’m upfront and let people know what I think of them too."

Ollie Williams
Ollie Williams ©ITV

How old is Ollie Williams?

Ollie is 23 years old, and says he's "probably a 10 [out of 10]. I think my best feature is my body, closely followed by my wit."

He describes himself as "fun, energetic and traditional."

Where is Ollie Williams from?

Ollie is from Cornwall.

What is Lanhydrock and where is it?

According to Wikipedia, "Lanhydrock is a civil parish centred on a country estate and mansion" in Cornwall in the South West of England.

According to the Visit Cornwall website, Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, is a "magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants quarters, gardens and a wooded estate."

The estate covers 2,000 acres and is home to Lanhydrock house, a Victorian mansion which has an impressive 50 plus rooms.

Lanhydrock estate
Lanhydrock estate ©Getty Images

What is Polzeath Beach and where is it?

Polzeath is well known for being an extremely popular surfing beach in Cornwall, which Ollie (obviously) owns. We're very jealous rn.

It's also been reported as the most poshest place to live in Cornwall.

Ollies says his best chat up line he's ever used is, "Do you know Polzeathbeach in Cornwall? I own it.’ That’s it. Chat up line, done."

What is Ollie Williams' job?

Ollie's "job" is being a land owner and heir to the estate.

Does Ollie Williams have Instagram?

Yes. His Instagram handle is @olliesjwilliams and he posts some AMAZING pictures from his holidays and around his home.

Does Ollie Williams have Twitter?

Nope :(

Does Ollie Williams have Snapchat?

We can't find him, but he does have a TikTok account. He posts videos under the account name, "olliewilliamsofficial."

Who is Ollie Williams' famous relation?

Ollie's claim to fame is his father, who "is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden.

"When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate. I’m the heir of Lanhydrock," he says.

Who is Ollie Williams' ex girlfriend?

He's not giving any inkling into who his ex-girlfriend is, but has revealed he's had some pretty horrendous dates, including this hilarious story...

"The only Tinder date I ever went on was awful. I matched with this girl, she was a 10 out of 10. I arrived at the location we had agreed to meet and messaged her to let her know I was there.

"A 50-year-old bloke gets up from the bus stop and walks over to the driver’s door of my car. He said, ‘Is it Ollie? My name is Christina, I know I’m not what you were expecting but do you still fancy going for that drink?’ I reported it to Tinder!"

Ollie Williams
Ollie Williams ©ITV

Get to know Ollie more

Ollie's celebrity crush is Lily James and he'ss looking for a woman who is "blonde, athletic and funny."

His ideal first date is at a restaurant in Cornwall "on the coast where you can overlook the sunset and have a 12 course taster menu with wines. That’s always a great first date. It could be awkward with 12 courses to go if you didn’t like each other... But it’s a beautiful date."

He says, "I am traditional so I much prefer to meet dates in real life. I won’t normally be the person to slide into someone's DMs, I’d let it happen organically. Girls do slide into my DMs, it depends what they look like. You’re not going to pick up a book unless you like the cover are you?"

But he won't be snaking his villa BFF's, adding, "I’m fine with competition and the idea of treading on toes. But if I’m really close to one of the blokes, I won’t screw him over to get his girl."

Ollie Williams quits Love Island

Posh boy Ollie left the villa after a three day stint.

He claimed, , "I have to be honest with myself, and everyone, that I do still love someone else.

"I have to follow my heart in this scenario and it would be wrong for me to ignore these feelings. At the end of the day, this is Love Island and it’s about finding love. If I carried on anything with Paige, or any other girl that might come into the villa, it wouldn’t be fair on them."

He was couple with Lewis Capaldi's ex Paige Hurley during his short stay.

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