Love Island 2017 contestant Jamie Jewitt previously auditioned for The Only Way Is Essex, according to reports.
The model, who previously appeared on E4 reality series Taking New York, is apparently 'desperate to be on TV'.
A source spilled to The Sun newspaper: “Jamie auditioned for Towie last year but wasn’t cast in the final line-up.
“Bosses didn’t believe he was right for the programme despite his reality show past."
The insider added to the tabloid today: “Jamie has always wanted to be on TV – it’s no surprise that he latched onto Camilla as soon as he entered the villa.
“He would do anything to further his chances and prolong his time on the show.”
Jamie is currently coupled up with Camilla Thurlow on the ITV2 series of Love Island and the pair are considered one of the favourites to win.
But former Big Brother housemate Georgina Leigh, who appeared with Jamie on Taking New York, has issued a harsh warning to Camilla.
"I know Jamie inside out and he can charm the back legs off a donkey," she said previously. “He is so lovely girls throw themselves at him, but he cheats on all his girlfriends.
"He’s a love rat and will admit it himself. He loves women and can’t help himself.”
Love Island 2017 continues nightly on ITV2.
The series will conclude with a live final on Monday, July 24.