LOVE Island beautician Jess Harding is ready for the limelight thanks to advice from her famous mum, who has starred alongside Danny Dyer.
And the blonde, who at 22 runs a successful cosmetic treatment clinic, has celebrity links of her own.
Jess Harding is no stranger to rubbing shoulders with famous men
Jess’s mum starred in The Business with Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan
Before heading into the villa, Jess opened up on her A-list connections – including being targeted by a Towie star.
The Londoner told HOAR: “My mum’s really excited. She’s been in a couple of films before just as extras and background dancer so it’s a little closer to home for her.
“She was in The Business with Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan.
“I’ve had a couple of famous men slide into the DMs, you know Jon Clark, he fancies the pants off me, bless him, but he’s too old.
“Then you know the little blue ticks that have 9,000 followers, and they think they are prestigious footballers but they’re actually on the reserves under 21s.”
Jon Clark first found fame on Love Island himself, when in 2015 he proposed to Hannah Elizabeth on the show.
The following year he joined ITV2’s Towie with his brother Chris Clark, and went on to date another Islander, 2017’s Chloe Crowhurst.
Gangster comedy The Business, from 2005, starred Danny Dyer as a young Cockney drug lord who ran a drug importing firm from the Costa del Sol in Spain.
Jess and her family were living in Spain where she was attending a drama school which was also a casting agency.
Director Nick Love approached the agency but needed adults to which Jess’s mum Sarah was approached.
Her mum did a scene with Tamer Hassan who’s daughter Belle has previously been in Love Island.
Bubbly Jess, who used to work in a plumber’s merchant, is ready for any backlash after a run of negative comments on social media.
She added: “I remember, I put up this picture on Instagram that had a plug socket in the background and apparently the plug socket wasn’t screwed properly, I don’t know.
“But anyway, my photo got put up in the Electrical F*ck-ups page on Facebook with loads of electrical men and my cousin found it.
“Some man commented on there ‘I’ll put my plug in her socket.’”
Watch Jess enter the Love Island villa tomorrow night at 9pm when the new series begins on ITV2.
Jess is a successful business owner