LOVE Island's Brad McClelland reveals his 76-year-old nana Joyce would rather watch her favourite soaps than the ITV2 show – despite him being on it.
The hunky 25-year-old labourer, who is set to make his ITV2 debut next week, says that the show isn't her kind of thing, and she'd prefer to watch Coronation Street instead.
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Speaking to The Sun and other press ahead of launch Brad, who lives with his nana Joyce McClelland in Northumberland, explained: "My nana is very down to earth. She is very real. She knows that sort of stuff happens," he explained.
"She is not blind to that side of things. I don’t know if she’ll even watch it. She will watch the show at the start.
"But Emmerdale, Coronation Street, EastEnders… that is her sort of thing."
"Obviously a big reason for her to watch this is because her grandson is in it.
"So if she is watching I am sure she’ll be fine whatever I do. I am sure she will still stand by us."
Brad's nana will be turning 77 in July, and he admits that he's tried explaining the concept of Love Island to her – but she's having none of it.
He said: "She is one of them people… her age comes into it…or it is more her personality.
"If you try and explain something that she’s never seen she can’t.. you can’t compare Love Island to Emmerdale or something like that.
"It has no comparison. I’ve tried telling her bits and bobs. She thought I was going there by myself – at first.
"She was like: ‘Are you going to be by yourself for eight weeks?’
"I was like: ‘No there are going to be lots of people.’ She was asking me: ‘Are your friends going with you?’
"I said 'no but there is going to be an opportunity to make friends.' So I think for her, the first few episodes will be where she watches."
Brad also revealed he's been hitting the gym ahead of his appearance on the show – and followed a strict diet to get in shape.
The labourer turned to carb-cycling to get buff before he meets the sexy singletons in the villa.
Love Island will start on Monday, June 28 at 9pm.
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