And his grandmother Joyce has revealed she is wary of him getting into a relationship with fellow Islander Shannon Singh, a 22-year-old OnlyFans star.
The 26-year-old labourer from Amble, Northumberland, has lived with his gran, 75, in her two-bedroom bungalow since he was a young child and they have an extremely close bond.
Concerned: The grandmother of Love Island contestant Brad McClelland, 26, (pictured) has revealed she hopes he stays away from fellow Islander, OnlyFans star Shannon Singh
Speaking to The Mirror about her concern Brad may gravitate towards Shannon, the hilarious former pub cleaner said: ‘She says she wants sex eight times a day.
‘I hope he doesn’t end up with her or that back bedroom will be ruined. I’d need the telly on full blast all day.’
It comes after a previous claim Shannon made about her sex drive in an unearthed podcast she recorded earlier this year was discovered.
In it she bragged about having sex several times a day but has since explained: ‘When I am in love with someone, I do have a lot of sex and that’s normal and healthy in a relationship.
Funny gran: Brad’s nan Joyce, 75, said she was worried Brad may couple up with Shannon, 22, (pictured) because her ‘back bedroom would be ruined’
‘That podcast was all about Asian women being empowered and speaking out about things that typical Asian women don’t speak about.’
Shannon makes a living through her racy social media content after spending several years working as a glamour model.
In her promotional video, she said: ‘I used to be a glamour model when I was 18/19. I loved those days, I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of, they were my glory days. Now I’m more on Instagram/YouTube. I’ve done a bit of commercial modelling. I can DJ as well.’
Admitting she tends to feed off energy rather than looks when it comes to finding a man, Shannon insists she won’t couple up with someone if they’re the ‘convenient choice.’
Lowdown: Love Island’s 2021 lineup has been revealed with this year’s hopefuls including an OnlyFans star with footballers in her DMs and a civil servant with a history working on Brexit (L-R Sharon Gaffka, Hugo Hammond, Chloe Burrows, Shannon Singh, Kaz Kamwi, Brad McClelland, Faye Winter, Aaron Francis, Toby Aromolaran, Liberty Poole, Jake Cornish)
Asked whether she has any claim to fame, she adds: ‘I’ve got quite a lot of people who’ve been in my DMs… some I can’t even say. A few footballers.’
Joyce’s worries stem from her grandson’s heartache when he split with his girlfriend of seven years, Amy Gibson, in 2019, and she supported him through it.
The 75-year-old has an incredible bond with Brad, who has lived with her since her was a young child alongside his mother before she moved out when she got into a new relationship.
Joyce believes their relationship is more like mother and son than grandmother.
Cheeky! It seems labourer Brad has no shortage of admirers on the outside world, as a host of former contestants flooded his promo post with cheeky comments
In his promotional video for the show, Brad said: ‘I don’t really get much attention to be fair. Sometimes lasses will turn their head if I walk in but it doesn’t happen often. I’ve tried, sometimes it just doesn’t work.
”Last time I had sex I was in like end of 2019. People might think I’m a top s****** but I’m f****** far from it.
‘Everyone gets the wrong impression of us, everyone thinks they’ll take me on face value and think “Oh he’s arrogant”, I’m none of that.’
It seems he has no shortage of admirers on the outside world, as a host of former contestants flooded his promo post with cheeky comments, including Amber Gill, Anna Vakili and Kady McDermott.
The show’s 2019 winner Amber penned: ‘He’s beaut’, while her co-star and pal Anna Vakili wrote: ‘Too cuteeee’ in a cheeky profession of admiration.
Cheeky! The show’s 2019 winner Amber penned: ‘He’s beaut’
Hello! Star of 2016’s second season Kady McDermott penned: ‘Hello’, with a heart eye emoji. Her reaction was then met with confusion from followers due to her on-off romance with co-star Myles Barnett
Wow! In his teaser video, the Amble-born labourer admitted he hasn’t had sex in two years and professed that while he may appear to be ‘a s**gger’, he is in fact a ‘nice lad’ – leading to comments from Amber Gill, Amber Vakili and Kady McDermott
Star of 2016’s second season Kady McDermott penned: ‘Hello’, with a heart eye emoji. Her reaction was then met with confusion from followers due to her on-off romance with co-star Myles Barnett.
Kady and Myles’ romance frequently sets tongues wagging due to their on-off status, leading to shock over her cheeky caption.
Speaking of his dream girl before he went into the villa, he said: ‘Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.’
Hot stuff: Anna Vakili wrote: ‘Too cuteeee’ in a cheeky profession of admiration
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Sharon Gaffka, 25
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Aaron Francis, 24
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Liberty Poole, 21
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Hugo Hammond, 24
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Shannon Singh
Occupation: Glamour model
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality. Just someone I can have fun with.
‘I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social. For me it’s quite hard to find people who are genuine and looking for what you’re looking for’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’