Love Island’s Thomas Powell looks unrecognisable after taking up bodybuilding as he displays his ripped physique in tiny underwear
Love Island’s Thomas Powell has revealed an even more toned and muscular look since leaving the hit ITV show two years ago.
The Welsh fitness model, 27, posted an image showing his defined physique to Instagram on Friday causing quite the stir with his 288K followers.
In the steamy snap Tom, who coupled up with the late Sophie Gradon in the villa, is seen posing with one hand on his hip while wearing a tiny pair of red pants.
He looks unrecognisable: Former Love Island star Thomas Powell, 27, showed off his muscular physique on Instagram on Friday by posing in a tiny pair of red pants
Heavily-tattooed Tom stood side-on as he took the selfie using his phone and stared at the mirror.
The reality TV star, who is now a brand and club owner, has previously posted similar versions of the snap showing off his hard work after taking up body building.
Tom was also fairly muscular in the Majorcan villa during the 2016 series of Love Island, but appears to have upped his gym game since leaving.
Throwback: Tom was toned in the villa but appears to have upped his gym time since leaving
As well as making regular posts of himself at the gym, Tom also has a FansOnly account showing more images of his physique.
During Love Island he was often seen flaunting his large arms in tank tops and soaking up the sun with the rest of the cast.
Tom and his ex Sophie immediately coupled up on the reality show and famously had sex in one of the Mallorcan villa’s wardrobes.
Their passionate romance led to arguments and he quit the programme following the arrival of his ex Emma-Jane.
Leg day: Other snaps show Tom posing after the gym and flaunting his toned and tanned body
Poser: Since leaving the villa Tom, pictured left and right, has become a brand and club owner
Sophie then moved on with glamour model Katie Salmon – the first and only same-sex recoupling in the show’s history.
However, she soon began having doubts and decided to leave the villa herself in order to give her romance with Tom a chance.
The pair dated upon their return to the UK but split in November 2016, four months after the show aired – amid allegations of cheating on both sides.
Villa: After leaving the show Sophie and Tom dated but split four months after the show ended, amid allegations of cheating on both sides
However after Sophie was found dead at a property in Medburn, Ponteland, in June 2018, Tom posted a sweet tribute to his ex.
He shared one of Sophie’s old posts, which read: ‘I genuinely feel that when true & honest human souls get taken away from us, they are the ones who have found the meaning of life.’
Alongside her poignant post, Tom wrote: ‘Always had a way with words ❤ You will be dearly missed by so many’.
Coupled up: The fitness model coupled up with the late Sophie Gradon on the reality show in 2016
In a new interview with OK! Online, Tom revealed he had last spoken to Sophie ‘two or three weeks ago’, saying they had been in regular contact since making amends a year ago.
Tom said Sophie had seemed ‘really positive’ about her life and had been telling him all about her new boyfriend.
He went on to say that he had spoken to Sophie’s parents at length, who were asking for privacy during the difficult time.
Emotional: After Sophie died, Tom took to Twitter to share a heartbreaking tweet about her