Big Brother's Bernardo Belmar tipped to join Love Island 2017 cast

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One time Big Brother housemate Bernardo Belmar could be set to join the Love Island 2017 cast.

Hunky Bernardo joined the BBUK house last summer for just a few days as part of a twist.

He entered the house as Laura Carter's long lost love with the former couple apparently rekindling their romance.

But it seems not to have lasted outside the house and now Bernardo is being tipped to join Big Brother's reality TV rival Love Island on ITV2 this summer.

"Bernardo is a perfect choice for Love Island," a source told the Daily Star newspaper. "His reunion with Laura Carter amounted to nothing.

"His charm and incredible body will have contestants falling weak at the knees."

However there may be a slight issue: Bernardo isn't actually single right now.

The source added: "When they asked him he was single but he has now started seeing someone so his involvement is up in the air."

Although no names have been confirmed yet, Love Island host Caroline Flack previously took to Twitter to tease what's to come from this year's contestants.

And it seems as though we should get ready for lots of eye candy.

Caroline wrote on Twitter: "I saw the casting tapes for this years Love Islands peeps yesterday .... LOTS OF TATS... LOTS OF SKIN... LOTS OF LOLS"

Series 3 of Love Island had received a record breaking 55,000 applications for its new series.

The number is SIX TIMES the total who applied for last summer's second series in 2016.

Casting for the third run of the revamped show - which originally aired back in 2005 and 2006 with celebrities - is now complete.

Love Island will air on ITV2 this summer, although no launch date has yet been confirmed.

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