Love Island bosses have reportedly signed up Chelsea party boy James Price for it’s 2021 series.
The hit ITV series was canned last summer as a result of the pandemic, despite bosses doing everything they can to make it work.
But fans breathed a collective sigh of relief after the series announced its return this summer, and it’s reported that bosses have already nabbed James as a singleton looking for love.
The show will take place in its usual location of Majorca, after the winter series, which took place in South Africa in 2020, was axed this year.
The pair struck up a romance in 2018 – the summer before she found fame on the show.
It’s reported that James – who has his eye on blondes – is hoping to bring Worcestershire Sauce to the villa this summer.
“James is in final talks with producers and they’re really keen on signing him this year,” a source told the publication.
The insider went on: “He’s cheeky, fun and handsome – and will be a sure-fire hit with the female contestants, while he’s also on the lookout for his dream girl.
“Lucie Donlan is his type on paper. They grew close in Newquay the summer before she went on the show but their flirtation didn’t grow into a relationship.
“While James is from Worcester, his group of friends reside in Fulham and he spent a lot of time before the pandemic partying in Chelsea.”
While James is yet to find love, his ex Lucie is now in a long-term relationship with Luke Mabbott.
Luke, 25, starred on the winter series of Love Island last year.
A spokesman for ITV2 told the publication: “No decisions have been made on the line up for this year’s Love Island.”
The Mirror has contacted ITV for further comment.
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