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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Love Island will give me time away from the farm to solely go out and find love’

Will Young: Love Island Contestant

“Love Island will give me time away from the farm to solely go out and find love,” says Will Young, a sheep farmer ahead of his appearance in this year’s award-winning series.

According to producers, “Farmer Will is trading in his sheep to find the cream of his crop,” as he stars in the 9th series to become what possibly could be the show’s first-ever farmer.

The 23-year-old from Buckinghamshire says that growing up on a farm has made it “quite difficult” to juggle work commitments and romance.

“I am at the time of my life where I am mature enough to go and find a wife,” he laughed.

He attributes commitment issues as being the primary reason for his single life. Will said he does like his own time and space but can self-sabotage himself at times.

For him, it is all about energy, and if that is there, “she can do whatever she wants, as long as she respects what I do and my busy times of the year”.

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“If she loves it [farming], bonus, but if not, that is not a big issue for me,” explained ‘Farmer Will’, who has over 1.1 million followers on TikTok and more than 134,000 on Instagram.

In a short clip on Love Island’s official YouTube channel, Will Young remarked:

“I basically post videos on social media of me with my animals, and it is kind of what I am doing day to day. But being on social media, you get a lot of attention.”

“Girls are in my DMs asking, ‘Can I come to the farm?’ So, you know, it is almost put out on a plate for me,” he laughed.


He outlined how he can bring “real, good, loving energy” and is a “wholesome boy who can bring you to the farm to show you his animals and just live one of those happy lives in the cottage”.

“With the right girl, I would fall in love quickly, but I make up my mind super quick and only need one or two dates, and I know whether I want to keep seeing someone.”

“I am super energetic, and I definitely think it will draw the girls towards me.”

“I am 100% going to miss my animals going into the villa, but I am looking to find love and, ultimately, a wife to help me out of the farm,” he concluded.

Love Island

Returning to South Africa, lovestruck singletons will be guided through the twists and turns of coupling up in a “jaw-dropping” Villa by a brand new host, Maya Jama.

Voiced by famed comedian and narrator Iain Stirling, viewers will once again be glued to screens as more singletons desire, date and dump potential suitors from the Island.

As the couples attempt to steal hearts and win over the nation, one pair will ultimately be victorious and be crowned the Love Island winners.

Plus, returning to ITV2 and streaming on ITVX is Love Island: Aftersun, with Maya Jama hosting live from London.

Jama will catch up with Islanders as they leave the Villa, getting first-hand interviews from family, celebrity fans and ex-Islanders plus airing exclusive unseen footage.

Tune into Love Island on ITV2 tonight (Monday, January 16th, 2023) at 9 pm.

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