winter love island 2023 just welcomed another bomb in the villa, but who is the new girl of The island of love? Fans think she might have a history with Tom Clare—here’s everything we know about the island of loveIt’s Claudia Fogarty…
As viewers know, the heart rate challenge offered a number of the island of lovethe most memorable moments— from feeding love triangles to Mary Bedford’s infamous mermaid costume — and often sees a bombshell make a grand (but undoubtedly agonizing) entrance.
Season 9 continued this tradition with Claudia entering the villa in slow motion, equipped with a pair of red angel wings (if you missed it, here’s how to watch The Island of Love UK).
Right off the bat though, eagle-eyed fans spotted a very Tom’s telltale reaction, sparking a ton of theories online that they might already know – although he may have recognized her from one of her many celebrity connections…
Here’s a full debrief on Claudia, how she really knows Tom, her job, and her famous family.
Does ‘Love Island’ new girl Claudia Fogarty know Tom Clare?
So, is the new girl from the island of love indeed know Tom? First of all, it’s certainly not impossible for an islander’s ex to get into the villa – we’ve seen that happen in several previous seasons, including love island 2022where Gemma Owen’s ex, James entered in front of Casa Amor.
Plus, Tom’s reaction makes it plausible. At first, he looked thrilled to see a new girl, but as she got closer, his expression seemed to change to shock as he said, “oh, f***.”
Fans were quick to take to Twitter to theorize that the pair might be exes, with one writing, “Is the new girl Tom’s ex?! ‘Cause it was a real look of terror on his face #loveisland”
Is the new girl Tom’s ex?! Because it was a real look of terror on his face 😭 #loveislandFebruary 7, 2023
while another tweeted (opens in a new tab): “Tom deffo knows this new bomb by watching this reaction.”
With a third add (opens in a new tab): “Why did Tom seem to know her?”
Through our own research, we’ve determined that neither Claudia nor Tom follow each other on Insta, although it’s not really unusual if they are in fact exes! So we’ll just have to wait and see in First glimpse of the island of love!
Who is Claudia Fogarty?
Now onto the new bomb itself! Claudia is 28, from Blackburn and like her fellow islander Lana Jenkins—whose ex-boyfriend is a celebrity—Claudia also has a few claims to fame…
But let’s start with his work first, shall we?
What is Claudia Fogarty’s job?
Claudia is a fashion boutique owner, she runs the Storm Fashion brand which offers “handpicked clothing and accessories for the modern woman” with her sister Danielle Fogarty.
They also have another loungewear brand under Storm Fashion called stories of sisters (opens in a new tab).
Who is Claudia Fogarty’s father?
Like season 8 Gemma Owen, our latest islander also has a famous father! Claudia’s father is none other than a motorcycle racer and i am a celebrity “King of the Jungle” from 2014, Carl Fogarty.
His sister Danielle also dated Carl’s jungle campmate and former X-Factor star Jack Quickenden in 2015 and the couple even got engaged, though they split in 2018.
We wonder how long Claudia will wait to reveal her celebrity connection…