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Ex-Wolves player surprises viewers by joining Love Island

An ex-Wolves player, who went on to play in non league, surprises many viewers by joining the latest series of ITV2’s hit show Love Island.

The latest newcomer Aaron Simpson is set to cause havoc in the villa and not because of his looks, but also his pro footballer status and ‘mummy’s boy’ persona.

The 24 year old is ready to shake things up between the solid couples and hopeful singletons as he has secretly jetted out to Majorca in the hope of finding love.

He has already cast his eyes on two blonde females who just happen to be in some of the strongest couples of series 7 of the show.

Aaron, who states that he a thing for girls with blonde hair and blue eyes, has also admitted that he’s got the hots for Chloe Burrows and Mary Bedford.

He’s more than willing to get in and ruin it for Toby and Dale in a bid to build a connection with the Love Island women.

The Kent native made his surprise arrival into the famous villa on Sunday night’s episode, after four islanders, including Hugo Hammond, were brutally dumped earlier this week.

Newcomer Aaron Simpson is set to cause havoc in the villa

While he’s made his feelings about Chloe and Mary clear, Aaron will have to get his mum’s approval before potentially making one of the lucky ladies his girlfriend.

Aaron told Daily Star Sunday: “Sometimes it can be hard to know if someone is genuine or not. My mum is really protective over me. The approval is always needed from mumsy, for sure.

“My family is really important to me. I’m very close to my mum, dad and my sister. I’ve got a massive family, so I want someone that can deal with that.

“A lot of people have an assumption of me as being a typical player, but I got all of that out of my system when I was younger. I’m definitely looking for a long-lasting relationship. I’m ready to settle down now.”

Aaron didn’t head into the villa on his own though, with ITV bosses teasing yet another arrival in medical student Priya Gopalas.


Simpson began his career at Maidstone United and for the first half of the 2014–15 season, he featured for them eight times in the league and five times in the FA Cup as Maidstone, then of the Isthmian League beat league opposition in Stevenage to set up a second round proper tie with Wrexham. Maidstone lost that 3-1 and Simpson was also sent off.

In February 2015, he signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers on a two-year contract, featuring mainly for their under 23s team.

He said on the deal: “Proud to say I signed a 2 year professional contract at Wolves today, really proud moment for me and everyone involved with my football!

“Gunna be hard moving away from home so soon but you gotta chase the dream!”

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On the 31st of January 2017, Simpson joined Portsmouth on loan until the end of the season. On the 17th of March however, he returned to his parent club after failing to make a single appearance on the south-coast.

In August 2017, Simpson joined National League North side AFC Telford United on loan. He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the season, playing the duration of a 1-0 victory at York City.

In January 2018, Simpson joined Kilmarnock on loan, playing four games, and later that year went to Spanish club FC Jumilla.

On the 23rd of July 2019, Simpson returned to English football, signing for National League side Dover Athletic. Simpson made 22 appearances in all competition for the Kent side during the 2019–20 season, before he was released at the end of a season that was cut short due to the pandemic.

Simpson joined fellow Sutton United just before the commencement of the 2020–21 season.

He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the National League season, coming off of the bench in the 38th minute of a 3-0 victory over Maidenhead United.

Simpson only appeared twelve times as Sutton won the National League title to gain promotion to League Two for the first time in their history.

Fans reacted as the ex-Wolves player surprises viewers by joining Love Island…

@J0hnBarleyc0rn: This is the biggest Wolves transfer market news.

@Lizard_adam: Hope he 2 foots Faye

@Tom_Parker12: We only produce the best 👏

Simpson 🤝 Hause
Leaving Wolves for the Villa

@alexdunnesf: I love this game

@Lt_wafc: Can he play right back

@suen3j: What a club

@reece_shore: Oh my god 😂😂😂

@James_A_Stevens: Love island having a more successful transfer window over Wolves

@jaijjordan: how much did we sell him for ?

@charlieconnolIy: Needs to do a Roy Keane on Haaland to Faye

@wwwebs: FFS. Hope we included a sell-on clause.

@oliviaashIey: no way 😂😂😂

@MaximusArvo: I remember looking at this guy and thinking he’s exactly the type. There were those player videos we did in Nuno’s first season and he did one with Burgoyne and Ronan. He was easily the most confident out of the three and didn’t like being disrespected in front of the camera.

@wwfcjoe_: fuck off hahahaha

@Millenwwfc: Terminate contract

@Alexwwfc_: Best signing of the summer this

@AndyEvers1: We need him at CB ffs

@gricey88: Excellent bit of transfer business. Who’s his agent 🤣🤣

@JoshWP: Amazing – what a guy. Hope he wins it all.

@kevsta123: Poor sod had a promising career.

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