Olivia Attwood failed to find lasting romance when she first found fame on ITV‘s Love Island, but the star is now more loved-up than ever with husband-to-be Bradley Dack.

The former TOWIE star, 31, is set to make a splash Down Under this month as she is joining the likes of Boy George, Mike Tindall and Matt Hancock on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The show means Olivia could potentially be spending several weeks apart from fiancé Bradley, 28, after the couple have spent the last few years enduring wedding cancellations due to Covid and unexpected injuries.

Couple: Olivia Attwood failed to find lasting romance when she first found fame on ITV's Love Island, but the star is now more loved-up than ever with husband-to-be Bradley Dack

Couple: Olivia Attwood failed to find lasting romance when she first found fame on ITV’s Love Island, but the star is now more loved-up than ever with husband-to-be Bradley Dack

Show: The former TOWIE star, 31, is set to make a splash Down Under this month as she is joining the likes of Boy George, Mike Tindall and Matt Hancock on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Show: The former TOWIE star, 31, is set to make a splash Down Under this month as she is joining the likes of Boy George, Mike Tindall and Matt Hancock on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Prior to her romance with Bradley, Olivia dated Chris Hughes after the pair met and found romance in the Love Island villa back in 2017 before they endured a tumultuous breakup.

As she prepares to come to grips with creepy crawlies – and her fellow celebrities – in the jungle, MailOnline is taking a look back at Olivia’s relationship timeline with Bradley – from the moment he got down on one knee to their most recent wedding cancellation.

HOW THEY FIRST MET

Early days: Olivia and Bradley originally began dating before she ever went looking for love in the Mallorcan villa. The pair met at a nightclub in the West End back in 2015 after being introduced through mutual friends

Early days: Olivia and Bradley originally began dating before she ever went looking for love in the Mallorcan villa. The pair met at a nightclub in the West End back in 2015 after being introduced through mutual friends

Olivia and Bradley originally began dating before she ever went looking for love in the Mallorcan villa. The pair met at a nightclub in the West End back in 2015 after being introduced through mutual friends.

They dated on and off for three months before the romance fizzled out and Olivia decided to go on Love Island – later confirming Bradley was the ex she spoke about in her introduction.

At the time, Bradley was already a footballer, playing for Gillingham Football Club where he was named as Young Player of the Season int he 2016-17 season.

GETTING BACK TOGETHER 

Reunited: Olivia and Chris broke up in February 2018, less than a year after they reached the final of Love Island - and it wasn't long before the star was back with Bradley

Reunited: Olivia and Chris broke up in February 2018, less than a year after they reached the final of Love Island – and it wasn’t long before the star was back with Bradley 

Olivia and Chris broke up in February 2018, less than a year after they reached the final of Love Island – and it wasn’t long before the star was back with Bradley.

The couple reunited at some point in early 2018 with The Sun previously reporting that Olivia pretending to be single at the time in order to take part in Celebs Go Dating.

A source said: ‘It’s one of the worst kept secrets in showbiz. She’s always been with him. Essentially she did it for a pay day.’ However, this was denied by the star’s pals.

THE DUBAI PROPOSAL

Congrats: Olivia announced her engagement to Bradley in October 2019, sharing sweet snaps of the couple on a beach in Dubai after the footballer popped the question

Congrats: Olivia announced her engagement to Bradley in October 2019, sharing sweet snaps of the couple on a beach in Dubai after the footballer popped the question

Olivia announced her engagement to Bradley in October 2019, sharing sweet snaps of the couple on a beach in Dubai after the footballer popped the question.

TV star Olivia dressed up for the occasion as she opted for bridal white in a lace gown, while her partner sported a black T-shirt with beige trousers.

Alongside the photos, she wrote: ‘He must be crazy… Here’s to forever. I love you BD.’ 

News of the engagement may have come as a surprise to fans at the time as the couple had briefly split up in April, with Olivia admitting she sometimes found it hard to trust him.

Olivia told new! magazine: ‘We row about little things, like house-related things. I’m very OCD and he’s very messy.

‘I’ve also got a long way to go with trust. That’s my own issue more than his. I don’t think you should trust any man 100 per cent.’

OLIVIA CANCELS WEDDING DUE TO COVID-19 

Delay: In October 2020, Olivia told of her 'nightmare' experience of having to cancel her weding, saying she had to completely change her plans after Covid disrupted her decision to get married in an idyllic ceremony abroad

Delay: In October 2020, Olivia told of her ‘nightmare’ experience of having to cancel her weding, saying she had to completely change her plans after Covid disrupted her decision to get married in an idyllic ceremony abroad

In October 2020, Olivia told of her ‘nightmare’ experience of having to cancel her weding, saying she had to completely change her plans after Covid disrupted her decision to get married in an idyllic ceremony abroad.

Speaking to The Sun, she said: ‘It’s all been a bit of a nightmare with Covid, I had my heart set on a wedding abroad but we have scrapped that because I can’t travel to do venue reckies.’

The media personality revealed she was unable to quarantine upon their return to the UK from abroad due to filming, while her other half has football commitments with his team Blackburn Rovers.

Olivia admitted she has concerns that the UK venues she is currently looking at will get booked up soon due to the overspill from wedding cancellations this year.

The couple were also limited due to Bradley only having a month off during the football season.

Olivia explained that the couple hadn’t been rowing over the wedding as she has been left to make all the decisions about the day.

She said: ‘We aren’t falling out because there’s no discussion. I think he will just turn up on the day and I’ve made my peace with that now.’

OLIVIA CANCELS WEDDING AGAIN AFTER BRADLEY’S INJURY 

Postponed: The tough times kept coming for Olivia and Bradley as they were forced to cancel their wedding yet again in 2021 due to Bradley sustaining an injury, along with their busy work schedules

Postponed: The tough times kept coming for Olivia and Bradley as they were forced to cancel their wedding yet again in 2021 due to Bradley sustaining an injury, along with their busy work schedules 

The tough times kept coming for Olivia and Bradley as they were forced to cancel their wedding yet again in 2021 due to Bradley sustaining an injury, along with their busy work schedules.

Speaking to MailOnline, Olivia said the wedding wouldn’t take place until 2023, explaining: ‘We’re not getting married next year. We have cancelled our wedding.

‘I made the final decision and I feel like Brad was more upset than me. A lot of the wedding stress lands on the woman typically… He said, “let’s just do it next year” and I said, “well you’re not the one that’s doing it”, I don’t want to do something and rush it. 

‘It’s complicated but essentially the main reasons are Brad is recovering from injury, when we were looking into booking more details for the wedding, the stag and the hen do, he didn’t want to book until he had three good football games. I thought, we couldn’t wait because Christmas will happen, then we will be in March and then it’ll be the wedding.

‘My work schedule is so heavy on my shoulders with filming, the brand. We are just going to buy ourselves another year. We are a strong couple, and we achieve a lot in our careers, and we want to enjoy getting married.’

OLIVIA’S ‘TOXIC’ RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIS HUGHES

Former flame: Before she settled down with Bradley, Olivia thought her future was with fellow Love Islander Chris, with the pair making it to the final of the third series in 2017

Former flame: Before she settled down with Bradley, Olivia thought her future was with fellow Love Islander Chris, with the pair making it to the final of the third series in 2017

Before she settled down with Bradley, Olivia thought her future was with fellow Love Islander Chris, with the pair making it to the final of the third series in 2017.

The former couple parted ways in February 2018 after months of relationship setbacks and crpytic social media posts that suggested all wasn’t well between them.

Olivia later told MailOnline her relationship with Chris was so ‘all consuming’ and ‘toxic’ that it pushed her back into Bradley’s arms.

She said: ‘Me and Brad were just lying in bed the other day and we thought how mad our journey has been. Obviously we had the breakup and everything was up in the air. 

Candid: Olivia later told MailOnline her relationship with Chris was so 'all consuming' and 'toxic' that it pushed her back into Bradley's arms

Candid: Olivia later told MailOnline her relationship with Chris was so ‘all consuming’ and ‘toxic’ that it pushed her back into Bradley’s arms

‘I thought when I was in Love Island that was it. I was so done with him but then I ended up in another relationship that ended up being so toxic and all-consuming. 

‘And sometimes that’s what happens and it pushes you back to your ex. After that we needed a good year to find our footing as a couple again. I still wasn’t sure.

‘It was toxic with Chris and we argued a lot. I never had that problem with Brad, we never argued.’

She continued: ‘I was just incompatible with Chris. You meet on this show and things are very different in the real world. You think ‘oh s**t do we actually have stuff in common?’ It wasn’t meant to be.’

I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP

BOY GEORGE

BOY GEORGE

BOY GEORGE

AGE: 61

CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star

PHOBIAS: Being scared

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs

ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges

DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!

CHRIS MOYLES

CHRIS MOYLES

CHRIS MOYLES

AGE: 48

CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ

PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.

BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!

DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!

SUE CLEAVER

SUE CLEAVER

SUE CLEAVER

AGE: 59

CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street

PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.

DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

AGE: 35

CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun

PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp

DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

AGE: 36

CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian

PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone

BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp

DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football

MIKE TINDALL

MIKE TINDALL

MIKE TINDALL

AGE: 44

CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall

PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person

DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!

OWEN WARNER

OWEN WARNER

OWEN WARNER

AGE: 23

CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks

PHOBIAS: Snakes!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator

BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!

DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!

CHARLENE WHITE

CHARLENE WHITE 

CHARLENE WHITE

AGE: 42

CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor

PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people

DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman

JILL SCOTT

JILL SCOTT

JILL SCOTT

AGE: 35

CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness

PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day

BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest

DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.

OLIVIA ATTWOOD

OLIVIA ATTWOOD

OLIVIA ATTWOOD

AGE: 31

CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star

PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness

MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh

BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour

DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell

 

 



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