New Love Island bombshell Spencer’s famous cousin revealed as MMA fighter and Netflix star

LOVE Island’s latest bombshell is the cousin of a famous MMA fighter who had his own Netflix show.

At the end of tonight’s episode, viewers were introduced to two new bombshells set to shake things up on the show – Ellie Spence, who was originally in the vote to enter on day one, and e-commerce business owner Spencer Wilks.

Spencer makes his debut on the show tonight

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Spencer makes his debut on the show tonightCredit: ITV
James Wilks is a former pro MMA fighter

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James Wilks is a former pro MMA fighterCredit: Getty – Contributor

Spencer should already know a thing or two about how to handle himself if his cousin – James ‘Lightning’ Willks – has anything to do with it.

James, was a pro MMA fighter from 2003 to 2012, when he was forced to retire due to extensive injuries that meant he would be paralyzed if he continued.

In 2018, he teamed up with James Cameron for the Netflix documentary The Game Changers, which advocated for pro athletes taking on a meat-free diet.

The film was executive produced by Pamela Anderson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan.

He feels so passionately about the subject he ended up in a four-hour row on Joe Rogan’s podcast on the subject.

He has since expanded this to become a vegan activist alongside his wife, Alicia – aka The Planted Mom – and his children.

Having been born in Leicestershire, he now lives in the United States with Alicia and his children.

Spencer will be joining the villa properly tomorrow night – and will be sure to ruffle some feathers as couples are beginning to form among the islanders.

With Will Young only just getting together with Australian star Jessie Wynter and a row for Tom Clare’s heart still ongoing, it seems that no one is safe.

Will any of the girls be turning their heads?

Love Island continues weeknights at 9pm on ITV2.

James later fronted Netflix documentary The Game Changers

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James later fronted Netflix documentary The Game ChangersCredit: YouTube
James was forced to quit MMA in 2012

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James was forced to quit MMA in 2012Credit: Getty – Contributor

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