BAUER Will Young has spoken openly about the breakdown of his Love Island friendships since leaving the villa.
The 23-year-old and his co-stars Casey O’Gorman and Tom Clare became known as the Three Musketeers in the winter series that aired earlier this year.
Although they formed a close bond while searching for love in South Africa, they are no longer in touch with each other.
While the singles Casey and Tom Will, who spends his time bar hopping with boys on nights out, is in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside working on his family farm with his Love Island girlfriend Jessie Wynter.
Now he has emotionally revealed how difficult he finds maintaining friendships with people who don’t understand the hard work and long hours that come with being a farmer.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun as his debut book For the love of agriculture Going into sales, Will said of sacrificing friendships for farming: “After I left the show, my main focus was my family, the farm and Jessie.”
“I’m very, very happy and very happy with where I am.
“My family is very close to me and Jessie is very close to me.
“I’ve had problems in the past with people who didn’t understand the actual work of farming and how time consuming it is.
“It’s a lot of work, and since I work on the farm, I can’t miss a day and go out and party because of the animals.”
“That’s just life, you deal with it day by day.
“You know, you wouldn’t leave a baby or child alone for 24 hours. It’s exactly the same with farm animals.”
Will was one of the lucky ones to lovingly emerge from the ITV2 reality show in January.
His instant chemistry with Australian reality star Jessie led to him falling head over heels in love – even though she was from the other side of the world.
“It shouldn’t work, but it does,” says Will.
“I couldn’t be happier. I think I’ve really found the right thing.”
“I feel very lucky. I am blessed.”
Jessie now lives on the farm with Will – and both are determined to use their vast platforms to promote interest in modern farming.
Will – who was a famous TikTok star before appearing on Love Island – was given the chance to write a book even before he became a reality TV star.
Published today (October 19), it aims to be a guide to life in the fields, revealing the true inner workings of his farm in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.
Will is a sixth-generation farmer who tells a heartwarming story full of adventure and humor rooted in Will’s passion for farming and the welfare of his animals.
“I struggled with English at school, so being able to write a book is so exciting for me,” said Will.
“I’m not going to lie, I’m not a big reader myself and can find a big, thick book a bit overwhelming.
“I wanted to write a book that was very easy to read, light-hearted and entertaining.
“It is intended for absolutely anyone who wants to have an insight into what happens on my farm and my work.”
Will now has ambitions of turning his farming career into a television show – just like Jeremy Clarkson did in his Amazon Prime series.
“It has always been a dream of mine to appear on a bigger platform like television and showcase agriculture,” Will added.
“I want to teach people so much about farming, just like Jeremy Clarkson.
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“We are all fighting for the same fight – to keep agriculture alive.”
- For The Love Of Farming is out now.