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The X Factor: Celebrity: Wes Nelson says band name will make him ‘look like a f*****g idiot’

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They spent most of the summer looking for love in the Spanish sunshine and now four of the Love Island cast are back together for The X Factor: Celebrity.

But one member of reunited group, which includes Wes Nelson, 21, Samira Mighty, 22, Zara McDermott, 23, and Eyal Booker, 24, isn’t too happy with the working title chosen for their band name.

Speaking to Heat magazine Wes said: ‘It’s a touchy subject. I’m not saying ‘The Islanders’. I’ll look like a f*****g idiot.’

Unimpressed: Wes Nelson, 21, pictured in February, is about to compete in The X Factor: Celebrity but said his band's name, 'The Islanders', will make him 'look like a f*****g idiot'

Unimpressed: Wes Nelson, 21, pictured in February, is about to compete in The X Factor: Celebrity but said his band’s name, ‘The Islanders’, will make him ‘look like a f*****g idiot’

Model and former member of pop group EverYoung, Eyal quickly said that the X Factor name was still ‘undecided’ but added ‘it’s The Islanders for now.’

During the interview the reality TV stars revealed a little about their preparations for the show, with Eyal saying that Wes is often late and can be a bit of a ‘diva’.

Wes denied being a diva and said the group ‘just want to be known for something other than dating.’

Singers: Fellow former Love Island contestants Samira Mighty, 22, Zara McDermott, 23, and Eyal Booker, 24, are joining Wes on the show which starts Saturday October 12

Singers: Fellow former Love Island contestants Samira Mighty, 22, Zara McDermott, 23, and Eyal Booker, 24, are joining Wes on the show which starts Saturday October 12

For their promo shoot with Heat, the Love Island stars paid tribute to band British band Queen. 

Wes also couldn’t help but make a dig at his ex, Megan Barton Hanson, who he split with after she became jealous of his relationship with Vanessa Bauer on Dancing On Ice. 

Now happily dating fellow Love Island star Arabella Chi, he said he has no worries that their romance will fall victim to the show. 

The X Factor: Celebrity: The Love Islanders paid tribute to Queen in their promo shot for Heat and Wes Nelson (right) threw some serious shade at ex Megan Barton Hanson

The X Factor: Celebrity: The Love Islanders paid tribute to Queen in their promo shot for Heat and Wes Nelson (right) threw some serious shade at ex Megan Barton Hanson

Iconic: The new shots take inspiration from Queen's 1975 Bohemian Rhapsody

Iconic: The new shots take inspiration from Queen’s 1975 Bohemian Rhapsody

He said: ‘I have absolutely no doubts about my relationship. We got on so well. It’s a very different dynamic to what I’ve had before. 

‘She’s just so chilled. It’s really nice to be going into this knowing it’s going to be absolutely dandy. 

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‘Unlike last year, it’s worked so much better just taking a chilled out approach to this and going through the process like we would have done, regardless of the shows we’ve been on.’ 

Big dreams: The new group want to go 'all the way', release a pop record and go on tour together - but will they be up to it?

Big dreams: The new group want to go ‘all the way’, release a pop record and go on tour together – but will they be up to it?

Model Eyal claims the band want to go all the way and go on tour together.

Before becoming a model and being on Love Island he used his vocal talents in band EverYoung, who released cover songs and original tunes from 2012 until 2016.

More to come: Read the full interview in heat magazine, out now

More to come: Read the full interview in heat magazine, out now 

Zara, who made her debut in Made In Chelsea on Monday night, has been very open about her love of singing on Instagram but was formerly a government policy advisor.

And Samira is a West End star who has performed in Dreamgirls and Mamma Mia, so no doubt she will be able to impress the judges.

Wes is a nuclear systems design engineer by trade and would sing while in the shower on Love Island, causing Samira to harmonise with him, reports Digital Spy.

However the group are going to have some stiff competition on their hands.

Also competing on the show will be journalist Martin Bashir, singer and former Towie star Megan McKenna and American actress Hayley Hasselhoff. 

The X Factor: Celebrity starts October 12, ITV, 8.35pm  

Ouch! During the interview, Wes threw some serious shade at his ex Megan Barton Hanson as he said his new love Arabella Chi (left) is way more chilled out

Ouch! During the interview, Wes threw some serious shade at his ex Megan Barton Hanson as he said his new love Arabella Chi (left) is way more chilled out

All over: Megan and Wes split after a six month romance and she said at the time: 'I fought and fought for Wes, but he doesn't love me back'

All over: Megan and Wes split after a six month romance and she said at the time: ‘I fought and fought for Wes, but he doesn’t love me back’ 

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