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Love Island 2021: Hugo Hammond’s school says he was only on training placement and won’t be back

Love Island‘s Hugo Hammond was never officially employed by the school where he was teaching and was instead completing a training placement there.

Ahead of his entry into the Majorcan villa on Monday, the 24-year-old hunk had been leading P.E lessons at Blundell’s School in Tiverton, Devon. 

Speaking with the Daily Star, a representative for the prestigious school explained that Hugo was just with them on a ‘very short placement’ in the Spring Term.

‘He was not employed’: Love Island’s Hugo Hammond was never officially working for Blundell’s school in Devon and was instead completing a training placement there 

Their full statement read: ‘Mr Hammond was here on a very short placement during his teacher training in the Spring Term. He was not employed by the school.’ 

It is not thought that Hugo’s teaching contract has been renewed since he has already completed his placement.   

However, it is unclear whether Hugo knows he will not return to the school in Devon when he leaves the villa in a matter of weeks. 

MailOnline has contacted Love Island and Blundell’s school representatives for further comment.  

Teacher: The hunk, 24, has regularly spoken about being a P.E teacher in his Love Island trailer and joked he'd 'never asked a girl to call me Mr Hammond' (pictured teaching at Blundell's)

Teacher: The hunk, 24, has regularly spoken about being a P.E teacher in his Love Island trailer and joked he’d ‘never asked a girl to call me Mr Hammond’ (pictured teaching at Blundell’s)

During Tuesday’s episode the reality star confessed to having had sex in a road and kissing 10 girls in one night, with viewers questioning whether he still planned to go back to teaching after sharing such intimate details. 

The Hampshire local has regularly spoken about being a P.E teacher in his Love Island trailer and to other contestants on the show. 

Ahead of going into the villa Hugo reflected on what his students might think about him being on the reality show, saying he thinks they’d he ‘shocked’.

He said: ‘I’ve thought about this and obviously the show starts at 9pm so a lot of my younger ones probably won’t be watching it 

‘And then my older ones finished at half term with their GCSEs and BTECs and A-levels and I haven’t seen them for a month or so, but I imagine they will be very shocked seeing their PE teacher on TV in the evenings. 

‘Hopefully, they will be supportive and back me all the way.’

See ya: The prestigious school in Tiverton, Devon, (pictured) told the Daily Star that Hugo's placement was only for the Spring Term

See ya: The prestigious school in Tiverton, Devon, (pictured) told the Daily Star that Hugo’s placement was only for the Spring Term 

Back to school? It's unclear whether Hugo knows he will not return to Blundell's when he leaves the villa in a matter of weeks

Back to school? It’s unclear whether Hugo knows he will not return to Blundell’s when he leaves the villa in a matter of weeks

Hugo also explained a little about his training, saying: ‘I did my training year this year, my PGCE post grad certificate in education, so I have been in two placement schools and what I had to do was I had to file for mitigating circumstances to get the time off. 

‘We worked out I’m missing 12 days of compulsory teaching for my training degree, so my application got granted and now here I am.’

And as for the future, Hugo said: ‘I don’t have a school lined up for after the summer so I’m not too sure what’s going to happen and what this opportunity is going to bring for me so I will have to wait and see.’ 

Hugo introduced himself as an educator in his Love Island trailer, saying: ‘Hi, my name’s Hugo, I’m 24 and I’m a P.E. teacher from Hampshire. I would definitely say that I am a cool teacher. I have never asked a girl to call me Mr Hammond. 

‘I don’t think I could do it without laughing, so I’m definitely not going to be doing that any time in the near future.’ 

He continued: ‘It’s definitely going to be a Mr Hammond summer. No detentions, all fun, top marks. That’s the dream.’

It comes after scenes in the reality show this week saw Hugo coin something called the ‘half-night stand’. 

Hugo said in a candid VT: ‘I like my own bed and waking up by myself in the morning so I either have to do a runner or I have to boot them out so I can enjoy the rest of my evening and get my beauty sleep in.’ 

During his time on the show, Hugo has coupled up with Civil Servant Sharon Gaffka. 

Pulling him for a chat: Sharon Gaffka confronted Hugo, who she's coupled up with, in a frosty chat on the day beds on Wednesday's show, accusing him of 'avoiding' her

Pulling him for a chat: Sharon Gaffka confronted Hugo, who she’s coupled up with, in a frosty chat on the day beds on Wednesday’s show, accusing him of ‘avoiding’ her 

No chemistry: The duo have spent the past three days getting to know each other but not felt any spark in the villa

No chemistry: The duo have spent the past three days getting to know each other but not felt any spark in the villa

And although now having spent some time in the villa getting to know each other, things weren’t going well between the duo on Wednesday.

Sharon pulled Hugo for a chat on the day beds where she revealed she was feeling ‘avoided’ and he apologised if she believed he was ‘giving her the cold shoulder’. 

Neither of the couple were feeling any sparks in their partnership, however seemed to be starting to think about making moves on others in the villa.

Hugo also told the other boys that he ‘couldn’t imagine’ taking Sharon home to meet his family and that they have no chemistry. 

On Tuesday’s episode, the Islanders played a game dubbed Horny Devils, in which the Islanders had to read out anonymous sex confessions and plant a kiss on the person they believed was the culprit.   

Raunchy: On Tuesday's episode, the Islanders played a game dubbed Horny Devils, in which the Islanders had to read out anonymous sex confessions (pictured kissing Faye Winter)

Raunchy: On Tuesday’s episode, the Islanders played a game dubbed Horny Devils, in which the Islanders had to read out anonymous sex confessions (pictured kissing Faye Winter)

Faye Winter read out one confession, saying: ‘Oh dirty! This boy once snogged ten girls in one night. I think it’s going to be Hugo.’

She then enjoyed a kiss with Hugo, getting the guess correct. A second confession unveiled the news that Hugo once slept with someone in the middle of the road. 

Days before entering the villa, MailOnline exclusively obtained an unearthed video of Hugo during his university days, in which he brands himself ‘a massive sha***r’.

In the clip, the PE teacher is seen boasting to a group of male pals about his prowess in the bedroom, while holding a champagne glass at a house party in 2019.

Hugo brags: ‘I’m a sha***r, a fine s*****r. I’m a sha***r, my friends.’ 

Ladies man: It comes after unearthed footage emerged of Hugo calling himself  'a massive sha***r'

Ladies man: It comes after unearthed footage emerged of Hugo calling himself  ‘a massive sha***r’ 

Hugo studied sports coaching at Oxford Brookes university where, according to pals, he considered himself a ‘BNOC’ – Big Name On Campus – and put partying before his studies. 

A friend said: ‘Hugo really thought he was the bees’ knees and aimed to make a name for himself at university.

‘He’s bragged about his female conquests but they certainly weren’t the ones bragging afterwards.

‘Hugo was a divisive figure to say the least, some people liked him, while others thought he was just a posh k******d.’

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LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE COUPLES

Liberty and Jake

Coupled up: Liberty worked in Nando's ahead of her villa stint

Career: Jake is a water engineer when not living it up in Mallorca

Coupled up: Liberty and Jake formed the first couple on the 2021 series of Love Island

 

Name: Liberty Poole

Age: 21

Location: Birmingham

Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student

Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy. 

‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’ 

 

 Name: Jake Cornish

Age: 24

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Occupation: Water Engineer

Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…

‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!

Sharon and Hugo

Day job: Sharon is a Civil Servant

Career: Hugo is a PE teacher

Compatible? Sharon and Hugo also coupled up on the first show, however time will tell if they last the season

 

Name: Sharon Gaffka

Age: 25

Location: Oxford

Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport

Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me. ‘ 

 

Name: Hugo Hammond

Age: 24

Location: Hampshire

Occupation: PE Teacher

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating. 

‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’

Kaz and Toby 

Ready for love: Kaz revealed she's ready to be in a relationship

Cheeky: Toby said he's the 'funny guy' on a night out ahead of going into the villa

Will it last? Fashion blogger Kaz and Semi-pro footballer Toby made another pair

Name: Kaz Kamwi

Age: 26

Location: Essex

Occupation: Fashion Blogger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’ 

 

Name: Toby Aromolaran

Age: 22

Location: Essex

Occupation: Semi-pro footballer

How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’ 

Faye and Brad 

Looking for: The blonde beauty said she's after someone who makes her laugh

Cheeky: Brad previously said past Islander Zara McDermott was a good looking lass

Instant attraction: Faye proved very popular with the hunks and Brad did not hesitate to couple up with her

 

Name: Faye Winter

Age: 26

Location: Devon

Occupation: Letting Manager  

What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter.’

 

Name: Brad McClelland

Age: 26

Location: Northumberland

Occupation: Labourer

Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.

Chloe and Aaron

Party girl: Chloe said she's looking for someone to match her big personality

Looking for: Aaron said he's after a girl with passion for what she does

Duo: Chloe picked Aaron to coupled up with on Wednesday’s show, sparking the first dumping from the Island with his original partner Shannon Singh being sent home

Name: Chloe Burrows 

Age: 25

Location: Bicester

Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you. 

‘Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more. 

‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’

 

 Name: Aaron Francis

Age: 24

Location: London

Occupation: Luxury Events Host

Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that. 

‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend.

‘Especially because I work on the weekends.’

 


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