Who is Casa Amor arrival Dennon Lewis? Footballer and Love Island newcomer

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DENNON Lewis is the hunky footballer who is starring in the latest series of ITV2’s Love Island.

Last year he made headlines after dealing with racial abuse from fans, but what else do we know about the Love Island hopeful? Here’s the full rundown…

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Footballer Dennon Lewis is tipped to the heading into Casa Amor this year[/caption]

Who is Dennon Lewis?

Dennon Lewis is a handsome striker, 22, from London.

He began his football career at Premier League side Watford’s academy, signing a three-year professional deal aged 18.

But the busy footballer is ready for a summer of fun as a source exclusively told The Sun Online: “Dennon’s worked hard all season and can’t wait to kickstart his summer in the villa.

“He’s fit, athletic and charming and will ruffle plenty of feathers once he starts to mingle with the girls.”

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The handsome footballer is 22 years old and looking for a summer of fun[/caption]

Why did Dennon Lewis make headlines?

Dennon made headlines in 2018 when he was racially abused by his own fans while playing for Scottish Championship side Falkirk.

He was subjected to vile insults from a small section of travelling supporters at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park.

The London lad made his feelings clear on Instagram after the game, telling his followers: “I have never gone through a period like this in my life.

“From a footballing standpoint things are not going as planned for anyone involved at the club however from a personal standpoint never in a million years would I have expected to be subject to racial abuse from Falkirk fans.

He continued: “I understand the frustration and anger as a lover of football myself all you want is to see is your club do well.However for me this is a line crossed and the abuse received is disgusting.

“Whilst the future is unclear at this moment in time I am still a Falkirk player and will try to do my best for the team and support everyone involved with the club.”

He added: “Finally I appreciate the messages received and I know this doesn’t embody the Falkirk fans in its entirety. Please understand where I am coming from with this message and I know that I will not and cannot stand for this.”

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The footballer suffered racial abuse last year and spoke out about it online[/caption]

What is Casa Amor?

Casa Amor is the second “secret” villa on Love Island.

It was introduced during the third series of the show in 2017.

Producers usually arrange for a set of new girls to join the boys in there, however this year it is the girls moving over to meet a new group of girls.

Just like the other villa, the girls have to couple up with a boy and share a bed.

This can throw a spanner in the works if they are already happy with a boy in the main villa.


What days in the week is Love Island on ITV2?

You can get your fix of the show every night on ITV2 from 9pm where the main programme, hilariously narrated by Iain Stirling, will give us the lowdown on all the goings-on in the villa – from couples cracking on to singletons getting mugged off.

Saturday night’s show differs from the rest of the week, as it is a round-up of all the best bits from the villa that week – and maybe some unseen footage.

If that’s not enough, you can also watch Caroline Flack‘s spin off show Aftersun on Sunday nights at 10pm after the main show has aired, where she discusses the latest action with celebrity guests, as well as those eliminated from the villa.

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