The inside scoop on Love Island Australia’s latest Bombshell recruited directly through Tinder

Hugh (24) from Mona Vale, NSW, will join the Love Island Australia Villa tonight and his handsome and cheeky nature is set to make him one to watch! The Northern Beaches carpenter is the second Australian Islander to be recruited directly through Tinder, as the world’s most popular dating app came on board as the official casting partner of the show earlier this year. 

Hugh is ready to shake things up in the Villa, revealing that he hasn’t been in a relationship for a few years and feels like he is ready to settle down by finding love on the show. To get a sense of his carefree and warm/fuzzy vibes don’t be afraid to check out his Insta: @hughyates_.

Hugh has been selected from many Tinder members who applied for this year’s Love Island Australia through the app. This process attracted hundreds of thousands of applications from across Australia, and also resulted in heart-throb, Nicolas Love, entering the Villa earlier in the Season. 


On tonight’s episode, Bombshell Hugh will get a peek into the Villa from the outside by jumping on Tinder where he will be able to match with profiles of Islanders who catch his attention to go on a date with.


Hugh is looking forward to his stint on the show, sharing that his personality in the Villa will bring, “A breath of fresh air. I think I’m a pretty typical Aussie battler that loves having a laugh and spinning a yarn or two. I don’t take myself too seriously and can be a little bit cheeky so hopefully that’ll help me win someone over”.


This bombshell news further cements Tinder’s partnership with Love Island Australia, with the app recently launching ‘Swipe Island’, the ultimate virtual Love Island Australia experience, available exclusively on Tinder every Monday night during Love Island Australia Season Three.

You can watch Love Island Australia Season Three on Channel 9 and 9Now.