Love Island’s Wes Nelson: his age, ex-girlfriends and what he’s doing now

He famously broke the heart of Laura Anderson

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by Emily Vierke |
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With Love Island spin-offs being announced left, right and centre we wouldn't blame you for forgetting half the Islanders that have graced our telly screens over the last eight years.

We would, however, be surprised if the name Wes Nelson didn't ring any bells.

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Wes Nelson ©Photo by Dave Benett/WireImage

Taking part in Love Island 2018, Wes was an OG Islander who was there from day one and ended up coming in fourth, with Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham nabbing the title of King and Queen of the villa.

Five years later and Wes has made a name for himself in the world of showbiz and is one of Love Island's most successful stars.

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wes Nelson in 2023 ©(Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for Primark)

How old is Wes Nelson?

Wes is 25 years old.

Where is Wes Nelson from?


When was Wes Nelson on Love Island?

Wes took part in the fourth season of Love Island in 2018.

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Who did Wes Nelson couple up with?

During his time in the villa, Wes caused a little bit of drama and a great deal of heartbreak. He was coupled up with Laura Anderson from day one and all seemed to be going smoothly, that was until the arrival of bombshell Megan Barton-Hanson.

A devastated Laura shared a fair few tears when Wes ditched her for Megan but she was crowned runner-up alongside Paul Knopps, with Wes and Megan coming in fourth.

What happened with Wes Nelson and Megan Barton Hanson?

After coming in fourth place, the couple ended up moving into Megan's Essex house but broke up after a few months, just before Wes took part in Dancing on Ice.

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wes and Megan came in fourth on love island ©getty

What else has Wes Nelson done since Love Island?

What HASN'T he done?

Now a music superstar, Wes, of course, found fame on Love Island and is one of the show's biggest success stories. He also took part in the eleventh series of Dancing on Ice and came in second place alongside skating professional Vanessa Bauer.

Wes was also a contestant on The X Factor: Celebrity where he was part of a band with a bunch of other season four Islanders including Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Eyal Booker.

He also joined Kerry Katona in the 2021 series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins and won the reality TV sports game show, The Games in 2022.

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Wes performing at Reading Festival ©(Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage getty

What is Wes Nelson doing now?

Living the high life, that's what. Wes was signed by EMI Records in 2020 and in the same year released the track 'See Nobody' with Hardy Caprio. In 2022 he went on tour with N-Dubz and is consistently sharing new music.

He is also the co-founder of BadWater Spirits.

Did Wes Nelson date Vanessa Bauer?

Although everybody thought the duo were a couple, especially after he split with Megan just before he started Dancing on Ice, Wes declared, "We're not an item."

Back in 2019, during his time on the ice-skating show, Wes chatted on This Morning about his relationship with Vanessa and revealed, "It's nothing like that and it's never going to be anything like that."

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Wes with skating partner Vanessa ©getty (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

What is Wes Nelson's Instagram?

He sure does: @wes.nelson.

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