Love Island fans say Harriett Blackmore looks 'completely different' in unearthed video with Strictly star


Love Island star Harriett Blackmore looks "completely different" in an unearthed video alongside close pal Saffron Barker. The dancer is among the Islanders taking part in this year's series of Love Island, and appears to have undergone a huge makeover ready for her reality TV stint.

Harriett, 24, is best pals with Strictly Come Dancing star Saffron, 23, and has even appeared on her YouTube channel in the past. Eagle-eyed Love Island fans have dug out an old video of the pair, with an account sharing a snippet of the clip on TikTok and many sharing their disbelief at Harriett's strikingly different appearance.

Harriet Blackmore & Saffron Barker
Harriett is best pals with Youtuber Saffron Barker -Credit:Instagram

In the full video - shared to Saffron's YouTube video five years ago - Saffron had challenged herself to live in her car for 24 hours, with Harriett joining her for a brief stint in the car. The pair sat in the back of the car together, where Saffron had set up her bed. They then ordered a pizza together and chatted away to the camera as they settled down for the evening.

Love Island fans were stunned to see how different Harriett, who would have been around 19 years old at the time of filming the video, looked in the clip. Many took to TikTok to share their shock.

Harriett Blackmore & Saffron Barker
Harriett appeared in one of Saffron's Youtube videos -Credit:Youtube
Harriett Blackmore
The Love Islander looks unrecognisable in the clip -Credit:Youtube

"No way this is the same girl," one person said, as a second added: "nah that's acc a different person". A third person wrote: "Now I remember where I'd seen her," and another penned: "omg she looks so different".

Harriett has made no secret of her celebrity connections, which also include rapper Arrdee. Speaking ahead of her Love Island entrance, she said: "Being a bit of an IT girl in Brighton, I’ve done personal shopping for the rapper Arrdee and one of my best friends is Saffron Barker the YouTuber."

Harriett has already found herself involved in drama in the Love Island villa. She coupled up with Welsh rugby player Ciaran, 21, on the first day, with things initially appearing to be going well between the pair.

However, Ciaran has started to set his sights on Nicole, 24, with the pair enjoying cosy chats. After he asked Nicole for a chat in Wednesday's (5 June) episode, Harriett proceeded to break down in tears as she questioned hers and Ciaran's connection.

Harriet Blackmore
Harriet has been at the centre of the Love Island drama -Credit:ITV/REX/Shutterstock

A teaser for Friday's (7 June) episode shows Ciaran admitting he likes Nicole more than Harriett, leaving the dancer unimpressed. However, fellow Islander Sean soon sets his sights on Harriett, with a potential new connection on the horizon.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.