Love Island is because of the drama and vice-versa. And what better way to kick off Love Island 2023 than by leaving it up to the public to decide who will be the first bombshell to enter the villa? The ITV2 show announced the twist on social media, asking people to choose between semi-pro footballer Tom Clare and Business Development Executive Ellie Spence. At the end of the January 16th episode, Tom entered the villa as he won the public vote against Ellie.
The article below is all about Tom Clare, a bombshell who has already begun to stir up some trouble. Learn about his new stint at Love Island, dating status, age, job, family, and more.
Tom Clare On Love Island
Ahead of his Love Island entrance, Tom shared a few answers to the questions such as why is he still single, why is he on the ITV show, and many more.
Tom explained he signed up because he wants to “meet someone.” Adding to that, he said, “It’s good going out and having a laugh but I miss sharing stuff. Life’s too short. These opportunities don’t come around often.”
Regarding why he is still single, the Love Island 2023 star admitted that no special person has really come along since his last relationship. “Until I have that, I’m not really going to settle for less,” Tom said.
About what turns him off, Tom shared that “stuck up” people really give him the “ick.” To that, he added, “… another one for me is bad oral hygiene and a random one is ‘birthday make-up’ – you know when make-up is done professionally for an event and it’s just too much, like blue eyeshadow and stuff? Girls don’t need that..”
The semi-pro footballer described himself as “a good laugh, a good vibe.” “I’m not snakey, I don’t like that kind of stuff. If I’ve got an issue with someone I’ll speak to them,” Tom said.
Tom entered the villa at the end of Monday Night’s episode and in another episode, he got to know all the girls before picking who he wanted to couple with.
While talking to all the girls — Olivia Hawkins, Lana Jenkins, Anna-May Robey, Tanya Manhenga, and Tanyel Revan — Tom shared that he did not have any type. However, to the boys — Will Young, Ron Hall, Haris Namani, Kai Fagan, and Shaq Muhammad — he told that his preference is blonde women.
As expected, many fans of the show took to Twitter to share how Tom lied to his fellow Islanders about his type and no one seemed to notice.
To make matters more confusing, Tom coupled up with the 27-year-old brunette Olivia Hawkins at the recoupling ceremony despite admitting that Lana Jenkins was more his type.
Tom Clare Dating Status
At the time of this writing, Tom Clare’s dating status was single.
As Tom shared in his pre-Love Island entrance interview, no one has really come along in his life and made him think “Wow” since his last relationship. Hopefully, Love Island will be the platform where Tom finds his partner and the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with.
How Old Is Tom Clare?
Born in 1999, Tom Clare was 23 years old at the time of this writing.
Tom Clare Family
Talking about Tom’s family, his parents are Jonathan and Maxine Bradley Clare. The 23-year-old semi-pro footballer has featured both of his parents on his Instagram. Sharing a picture with his father and mother, Tom wrote, “Wouldn’t be anything without my Mum and Dad, love you both to bits,” on Instagram on April 5, 2022.
Tom also has an influencer sister in his family whose name is Laura Clare. As per Laura’s Instagram, she split her time between the UK and Dubai.
On May 27, 2022, Tom lost his grandmother. He took to Instagram to write a beautiful message for her after her passing.
Tom Clare Height
Tom Clare stands at a towering height of 6 feet 5 inches.
What Job Does Tom Clare Hold?
Coming to Tom Clare’s job, he is a semi-professional footballer who plays as a striker for Macclesfield FC.
Tom was the top goal scorer for his team during the inaugural 2021/22 season after scoring 23 goals. In the summer of 2022, he also signed a deal with Macclesfield FC until 2024 but has already departed mid-season to take part in Love Island.
Macclesfield FC announced on January 12, 2022, that they have allowed Tom to leave the club temporarily to appear on the dating series.
Releasing a statement, Macclesfield said, “Tom approached us with the request a number of weeks ago and we were happy to show the same loyalty that he has to us since becoming one of our first-ever signings back in 2021.”
In case you did not know, Tom Clare helped his team to win the North West Counties Premier Division to earn promotion to the eighth tier of the English football pyramid.
Tom Clare Net Worth
As of January 2023, Tom Clare’s net worth was reported to be under $200 thousand.
When Is Tom Clare Birthday?
According to transfermarkt.com, Tom Clare celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of September every year.
Where Is Tom Clare From?
The Macclesfield forward is originally from Barnsley, England.
Is Tom Clare On Instagram?
Yes, Tom Clare is on Instagram @tomclare_, where he has more than 22.7 thousand followers. Recently, the Barnsley native has also changed his IG bio to: ‘I’m off to find love in the @loveisland villa. See you soon!’
Additionally, you can find him on Facebook and Twitter as well.