Tinder recruit and bomb, Hugh Yates, has been in the Love Island Australia villa for 24 hours and has already made a huge splash.

On Thursday, November 11, the carpenter from the Northern Beaches of Sydney coupled up with Lexy Thornberry, dumping Casa Amor’s Benny Giobbi from the island.

“I’d like to couple up with this girl because I really enjoyed her company and she’s a gorgeous girl,” he told the other contestants.

Tinder recruit and bomb, Hugh Yates, has chosen to couple up with Lexy Thornberry. Source: Channel 9.

“It’s hard to take your eyes off her. She’s the type of girl that brings smiles into a room, from what I’ve gathered already. She puts a smile on my face and although it’s only been a short time, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her and hopefully I’ll get to know her more.”

Then, in a shocking twist — and just before two new babes are set to join the island — Benny was immediately dumped.

So, who is Hugh from Love Island Australia 2021, who has already sent one of the other guys packing?

The 24-year-old carpenter is already making a splash with his washboard abs on Love Island Australia 2021. Source: Instagram @hughyates_

Who Is Hugh Yates from Love Island Australia 2021?

Hugh was selected from thousands of Tinder members who applied to be cast on Love Island Australia.

According to his Tinder bio, Hugh is a carpenter who thinks he’s a “pretty typical Aussie battler that loves having a laugh and spinning a yarn or two.”

If he’s not at the beach, you can find him at the gym or pub where he doesn’t take himself “too seriously” while being “a little bit cheeky”.

Hugh was selected from thousands of Tinder members who applied to be cast on Love Island Australia. Source: Tinder

His official bio on the Channel 9 website states that the 24-year-old is “one of the boys” and is “very popular”. Lol!

Easy to get along with, he’s searching for love in the villa, since he hasn’t had much luck in love nor a proper girlfriend for a while.

Although single, Hugh has had two long-term relationships, which we’re thinking were maybe 2.5 seconds each, considering he is so young!

And now, he’s looking for a “a confident, smart, and fun girl” and is ready to “connect” with someone in the villa. Could this finally be Lexy’s lucky day?

Could this finally be Lexy's lucky day?
Could this finally be Lexy’s lucky day? Source: Channel 9.

Hugh Already Knows Tina from Outside the Villa

Hugh already has ties to the show, having gone to school with The Block stars and former islanders, Josh and Luke Packham.

However, Hugh did reveal he knows another islander who is already in this year’s villa — Tina Provis.

How they actually know each other is under So Dramatic! investigation — but they’re both from Sydney, so could just be that they’ve met because they’re from the same area.

It seems as though Tina Provis and Hugh already know each other! Source: Instagram @hughyates_

What Does the Australian Public think of Love Island Australia’s Hugh?

The general consensus for this all-round Aussie bloke is that he’s a pretty solid dude — which is concerning, considering what we’ve learned about some of the other contestants.

But, Twitter seem to love him and think he’s pretty… normal?!

Best of luck in the villa, Hugh!

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