Claudia Fogarty wants to bring her "Northern charm" to the 'Love Island' villa.
The 28-year-old fashion boutique owner - who hails from Blackburn in Lancashire and is the daughter of former motorcycle racer Carl Fogarty - - is set to arrive on the dating reality show as part of the heart-rate dance-off during tonight's (07.02.23) and explained that she has been single for eight months and "done with the bad boys."
She said: "It’s come at the perfect time in my life. I’m 28, I’m not getting any younger and I’ve been single for eight months, so I feel ready to settle and find ‘the one’. I’m done with the ‘bad boys’, I
just want to find my person and now is the right time. I'm definitely going to bring my northern charm with some humour, bubbliness and sass. My northern banter is going to be coming in with me. I think I’ll spice things up a bit, I’m a confident person, I can be fiery when I want to be, but I’m a girls’ girl so I know I will get on well with all of them all."
Claudia went on to explain that she has "not found the right person" yet but in terms of the 'Love Island' boys, already has her eye on footballer Tom Clare, who is paired up with Samie Elish, as well as farmer Will Young, who is currently seeing Jessie Wynter.
She said: "I’ve just not found the right person yet. I’ve been in three long-term relationships and I’ve always been the one to end it. I usually get a three year ‘itch’. I want someone who’s going to adore me and I’m their everything. [I like] Tom, I think he’s a really down-to-earth guy and he’s family-orientated like me. Casey’s very good looking, his eyes are gorgeous and he seems like a down-to-earth
genuine guy, too. However, I’m very open-minded; I could like any of them."
'Love Island' airs tonight (07.02.23) at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX and can be seen in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.