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Love Island star quits UK and starts surprising new career in Dubai in recruitment

LOVE Island star Jamie Clayton has swapped fame for a surprising new career in Dubai.

The former reality star – who shot to fame on the ITV2 dating show in 2020 – has quit the UK to start his own recruitment firm.

Love Island star Jamie Clayton has quit the UK for a new career in DubaiCredit: Instagram/@whiteandclaytondxb

The former reality star has started his own recruitment firmCredit: Rex

Jamie, 30, who was a recruitment consultant before going into the villa, returned to his day job shortly after his villa stint.

The Edinburgh lad shared the news on the firms social media account, saying he was open for business.

He beamed alongside his business partner and pointed at their company logo.

They wrote: “White & Clayton Recruitment has officially opened its doors!

“Specialising in recruiting positions from Graduate to Executive level within FMCG across the globe.

“The journey begins, watch this space!”

Shortly after leaving the villa, Jamie opened up his Love Island experience and warned wannabes only to sign up “if they can handle it”.

“There is no such thing as a free meal, so please remember that,” Jamie at the time.

“Although I’ve been out every night since I’ve been home there is no such thing as a free meal I can tell you that.”

He continued: “In terms of my experience, I was approached on Instagram via direct message and was asked to go through the initial application that everyone has to do, it’s just to spark interest, so I did that and got through stage by stage.

“My opinion on that is that there are so many stages in place to make sure that you are being yourself – they are looking for honest, true answers.

“If you try to go in and pretend to be someone else, someone who has done well on the show in the past and you think that’s what ITV or Love Island are looking for, don’t bother applying, you will be found out at one point or another.”

He left the villa with Natalia Zoppa, and later rumoured to have been dating Eve Gale, the first islander to be voted out of the villa.

They were pictured enjoying two dates in Manchester but reps for Eve insisted they were “friends and enjoy sharing their Love Island memories, there is nothing more in this instance”.

Jamie shot to fame on the ITV2 dating show in 2020Credit: ITV