But his smooth operator behaviour has actually been going on for years, as a fan of the show revealed in hilariously cringeworthy messages from the Islander dating back to 2013.
In them, the professional boxer attempts to chat up a happily coupled up woman – who shuts down his brave efforts with a well-placed quip.
Taking to Twitter, Sophia Robinson shared two screengrabs of Facebook messages sent to her by a man she identifies as Idris.
“Was racking my brains why the new guy Idris from love islands name was so familiar, searched my inbox and found this he is deffo that guy,” she tweeted.
The first screenshot shows Idris sliding into her DMs to ask: “What’s good?”
The message, sent in the early hours of the morning on January 25 2013, goes unanswered – prompting Idris to try his luck again.
“Your having a laugh aint ya ignorin my messages I think u need to look throw my page and acknowlege you aint talkin to any guy out here,” he blasts.
Just 30 minutes later, Sophie smartly tells him she’s not interested.
“Your terrible spelling doesn’t do you any favours,” she states.
“Lool u must think ur god’s gift, doesn’t it now for your info its called miss typing,” Idris replies, clearly smarting from the rejection.
But that just confirms Sophie’s decision to chuck him back in the ocean.
“1. I have a boyfriend. 2. I don’t have time for anyone that greets someone by saying ‘what’s good’. 3. Your cocky misspelt remark implies you also think you’re gods gift. 4. It’s mistyping,” she hits back.
But a stung Idris STILL doesn’t give up.
“I didn’t ask about yur boyfriend did I lol you dnt have time but u still replied, I am tbh dunno why I even message you not even on my level lool that what boredom does to ya. Anyway no worries nothin gain nothing lost,” he tells her.
“Dnt take what I said in the wrong way babe x.”
The messages end there, with a line at the bottom telling Sophie she couldn’t reply to the conversation.
One of Sophie’s friends told her: “STOOPPP he’s having a separate conversation in his head isn’t he. Totally taking it to heart from the no reply. Heart broken.”
Another Twitter user said: “Clearly left an impression albeit a bad one for it to be that familiar to remember the name haha.”
It came after Idris’ first ever conversation with Laura sparked outrage when he insisted her beau Jack Fowler had kissed Georgia first on their date.
Viewers were furious with Idris’ transparent attempt to come between Laura and Jack – and even Jack pulled him up on it in last night’s show, telling him he was out of order for doing it.
*Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.