Love Island contestant and former beauty queen Sophie spills beans on dating Danny Cipriani


Former Miss Great Britain, Sophie Gradon, who wore the crown in 2009, is part of the new crop of contestants heading to Love Island.

The 30-year-old, from Newcastle, is now a marketing manager.

She famously used to date rugby player Danny Cipriani and wasn't shy to speak about him ahead of making her way to the island.

Sophie Gradon on Love Island (ITV)

She said: "Suddenly I was in the papers being called a 'Kelly Brook lookalike', which is nice, as she's stunning!

"My relationship with Danny was intense. I fell in absolute lust with him. He bowled me over with charm. He's a very special man. You fall completely in love with him, and I did."

Kelly Brook and Danny Cipriani when they were still a couple in 2013 (ITV Pictures)

The pair dated in 2013 for a while and reports allege she called it quits because he was "too boring".

She also revealed her party trick is that she can "drink a lot", adding: "I'm a Geordie. I wish I could do the splits or get my leg over my head but no, my party trick is just doing shots."

Sophie Gradon says her party trick is 'doing shots' (ITV)

She said her ideal guy would be charismatic but have a bit of a geeky side.

"I like an intellectual person with a lot of depth and substance. Tall, dark and handsome is a must," she said.

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