Who is Mary Bedford on Love Island 2021? The Leeds model snubbed by footballer Toby

New islander Mary Bedford joined the series last week and recoupled with Toby after Casa Amor.

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 11:23 am
Updated Monday, 2nd August 2021, 11:08 am
Mary Bedford joined Love Island last night as one of the twelve additions for Casa Amor. Photo: ITV
Mary Bedford joined Love Island last night as one of the twelve additions for Casa Amor. Photo: ITV

Born in Wakefield but living in Leeds, the 22-year-old entered the villa last week as one of the twelve new girls joining the boys at Casa Amor, and since her arrival she's been getting cosy with semi-professional footballer Toby.

But in the teaser shown in last night's episode it looks like Toby has had a change of heart, regretting his decision to couple up with Mary after meeting her at Casa Amor last week.

Yesterday he revealed he's been having second thoughts about his decision to end his previous relationship with islander Chloe, who he coupled up with before pursuing new girls Abigail and Mary last week.

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So far in the show Toby has been coupled up with Kaz, Chloe and Abigail, before choosing to return to the villa with Leeds model Mary on Friday.

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Previously studying fashion for two years at Leeds College of Art, Mary was recruited as a model at the age of 15 before pursuing it full time two years ago.

Mary also has her own YouTube channel with over one thousand subscribers where she posts make-up and clothing hauls for her followers.

Last week, the heat was turned up as she along with eleven other girls joined the boys in the new villa, with the current couples being split up.

Each villa was joined by a new set of boys and girls, the latest additions being used to test the strength of the current relationships on the island.

Previously rumoured to be tied with ex-Love Islander Chris Hughes after photos of them in a restaurant together emerged last year, Mary had originally set her sights on Liam, saying:

"He's just beautiful, He's 6ft6 for a start, he seems really old-school, like a gentleman. He's perfect."

"If I go in there and I really like Liam I'll have to step on Millie's toes."

Yet since her arrival in the villa Mary had formed a close relationship with islander Toby instead, leading to a kiss between the pair in Friday's episode.

Love Island continues every night except Saturday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. New episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

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