Love Island’s Shannon Singh has revealed that she won a place on Britain’s Got Talent as a child but was too scared to appear on the show.
The former glamour model was unveiled on Monday as a contestant on the ITV reality show’s latest series, which makes its much-anticipated return next week.
And Shannon, 22, who’s more recently tried her hand at DJing and flaunting her figure on OnlyFans, has now told how she’s already had a brush with TV fame and previously chickened out of appearing BGT saying she ‘s**t it’.
New Islander: Love Island 2021’s Shannon Singh won a place on Britain’s Got Talent as a child but was too scared to appear on the show
Shannon said: ‘I will tell you something that’s actually jokes guys, so I went on Britain’s Got Talent when I was in primary six.
‘So I must have been about, I can’t remember how old I was, I must have been like 11 or something.
‘I went on Britain’s Got Talent and I got through, and I sang Alesha Keys No One, bless me.
‘And I s**t out, I didn’t go on it, I got too scared.’
Nervous? The former glamour model, 22, said she sang Alesha Keys No One and ‘got through’ but then became too scared to continue in the competition
Speaking about how much she enjoys singing, Shannon added: ‘I love singing. I think singing is great.
‘When I get a bit drunk I think I get too confident, I sing like a drowned rat.’
Shannon is from Fife, Scotland, and before heading into the Majorcan villa and being watched by millions, told Love Island fans a little bit about herself.
She said: ‘I used to be a glamour model when I was 18 or 19. I loved those days, I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of, they were my glory days.
‘Now I’m more on Instagram/ YouTube. I’ve done a bit of commercial modelling. I can DJ as well.’
Performances in the villa? Although not cracking BGT and singing on the shows, Shannon added that she ‘loves singing’ especially after a few drinks when she gets ‘confident’
Explaining what she’s after in the villa, she added: ‘I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality.
‘Just someone I can have fun with. I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social.
‘For me it’s quite hard to find people who are genuine and looking for what you’re looking for. I’m not just going to go with anyone because they’re convenient.
‘I need to make sure they’re for me. Looks – obviously, they’ve got to be handsome, but if he’s a handsome hunk but it’s like talking to a brick wall and I’d rather watch paint dry, it’s not going to be great.’
Braggin’: Shannon has also made some very saucy revelations ahead of her villa stint- including that she has sex eight times a day
Shannon already has 153k followers on Instagram and ahead of her stint on the show has made some very saucy revelations over the past few months.
An unearthed interview with Who’s Your Daddy podcast sees the 22-year-old Scotswoman – whose father is from Birmingham but of Indian descent and is an ex-stripper – admit how much she enjoys sex, claiming she has it eight times a day.
Further admissions see her boasting about how she ‘likes it rough and tough’ and about how confident she is.
‘I am very sexually active, I have sex like eight times a day. Not every day but I have a lot of sex. I am very sexually active,’ she said during the interview. ‘I had sex in the morning yesterday, then in a toilet, then in the afternoon.
‘I quite like a bit of rough and tough. I kind of like it rough and I love a bit of morning sex. I love it.’
Like sex do you? Further admissions see her boasting about how she ‘likes it rough and tough’ and about how confident she is
She went on to add: ‘I lost my virginity quite young, I have always been mature for my age. I regret losing it so young. But I was sexually active from a young age. I have always been really confident.’
The would-be star also boasts a glamour modelling background and an OnlyFans page, according to The Sun.
‘When I first started to do glamour my Instagram was so raunchy. I used to have topless photos with censored nipple,’ she said, candidly. ‘I think sexy content is empowering.
‘I don’t do those pictures any more as I am trying to be more commercial. I have never done full nude, you have glamour and you have porn.
‘Glamour is topless modelling, any kind of vagina is a scope of porn to me.’
Confident are you? ‘I am very sexually active, I have sex like eight times a day. Not every day but I have a lot of sex. I am very sexually active,’ she said during the interview. ‘I had sex in the morning yesterday, then in a toilet, then in the afternoon’
She also spoke about her father’s career as a stripper and how he and her mother encouraged her own raunchy path in life.
‘My dad used to be a stripper. I think it is absolute jokes. I love it. When me and my brother were younger he used to have a silver Honda Civic, he had Sweet Cheeks and pink writing with kisses all over the car to advertise his stripping.
‘We were probably ten-years-old when we clocked on that something was different. When we got to secondary school people were like, ‘Your dad did my mum’s hen do.’ I was like, ‘Great’. My dad loved it.
‘When we were younger we tossed it to the side, at high school it was mortifying now I love it and I think it’s jokes.’
She went on: ‘My mum fully supported my dad when he was stripping. An Indian, guy stripper you don’t see it.
Her guiding light: ‘My mum told me I should do glamour and Page Three. She took the topless photos of me and we sent them to a London agency and I got signed within 11 minutes,’ she revealed [pictured with said mother]
‘My mum told me I should do glamour and Page Three. She took the topless photos of me and we sent them to a London agency and I got signed within 11 minutes.
‘My agent emailed me and asked if they were real breasts, and then they organised a test shoot.
‘My dad drove me to London and I did the test shoot and was signed. And here we are.
‘I have always been confident, boobs are just boobs. I am probably being judged so much but my mum and dad have never had an issue about anything.’
Throughout Monday, ITV2 has been slowly releasing the Love Island 2021 contestants, with a slew of sizzling singletons from all walks of life preparing to enter the Majorcan villa next week.
She said: ‘I have always been confident, boobs are just boobs. I am probably being judged so much but my mum and dad have never had an issue about anything’
Early announcements revealed Nando’s waitress Liberty Poole, civil servant Sharon Gaffka, the show’s first ever disabled star, PE teacher Hugo Hammond, water engineer Jake Cornish and blogger Kaz Kamwi are all looking for love on the show.
The pandemic resulted in last year’s series being postponed and fans are eagerly awaiting the new instalment following the ITV2 juggernaut’s extended break.
Each confirmed contestant will be given thorough psychological and medical assessments by health experts before, during and after the series as part of new duty of care protocols.
Talking ahead of entering the famous Majorca villa, Sharon, 25, who is Operations Lead for Department of Transport and beauty queen, joked that she is the most ‘outrageous’ one out of her group of friends.
Hugo, 24, spoke about his disability saying: ‘I’ve actually played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability). I’ve been to Bangladesh, Dubai, I’ve been everywhere to play cricket. I was born with clubfoot…
Going in: It comes after MailOnline revealed on Friday that model and luxury events host, Aaron Francis, 24, who worked on Princess Beatrice’s wedding, was the first Islander to be unveiled – with the news also confirmed on Monday
‘I had lots of operations when I was a kid. You can only really tell when I walk barefoot.’ I’ve got a really short achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.’
Discussing what he is looking for in the house, he said: ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating. I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer’.
It comes after MailOnline revealed on Friday that model and luxury events host, Aaron Francis, 24, who worked on Princess Beatrice’s wedding, was the first Islander to be unveiled – with the news also confirmed on Monday.
Waitress Liberty, 21, who is also a marketing student, admitted that she has never had a ‘nice’ or ‘happy relationship’ – something she is hoping to experience in the villa.
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Sharon Gaffka, 25
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Aaron Francis, 24
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Liberty Poole, 21
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Hugo Hammond, 24
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Shannon Singh
Occupation: Glamour model
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality. Just someone I can have fun with.
‘I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social. For me it’s quite hard to find people who are genuine and looking for what you’re looking for’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’