Love Island girl Jess was so desperate to be on the show she begged for help from islander three years ago

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LOVE Island star Jess Harding has been trying to get on the show for years.

The single stunner reached out to a former Islander in a bid to get tips on how to get a coveted place in the villa.

Stunning Jess has wanted to get on the show for years

She asked hunky Alexi, who was on the show in 2020, for advice

The beauty wanted help to get a place

Jess contacted Alexi Eraclides, who appeared on the show back in 2020, wanting to know exactly how he got on.

Alexi, who is now a butler in the buff, told us:  “She reached out to me a couple of years back.

“She wanted to know how I got on Love Island, if I was scouted or applied.

“She was obviously really keen to get on the show and very much had it at the forefront of her mid.

“I’m happy she got what she wanted. She wanted to change her life and get that exposure, which she has now.”

Jess is a businesswoman who runs Candy Aesthetics in West London, but her life is about to change when she enters the villa this summer.

Speaking to ITV about what she will bring to the villa, she said: “Firstly I think I’ve got quite a big personality and I’ve got a heart of gold. I can stand up for myself if I need to. I’m honest, and I love, love. I’m also a really good girlfriend.

“Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!”

Speaking about what puts her off men: ” When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick.

“Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!”

Meanwhile, an insider told HOAR: “Jess is one of the most glamorous islanders ever and is sure to be a big hit with the boys and viewers.

“She’s a real head-turner and has the personality to go with it.”

Jess is getting ready to enter the villa next week