A newly announced Love Island contestant has apologized after old homophobic tweets resurfaced ahead of the dating show's return next week.

The villa resident from Bedford was announced alongside nine other contestants taking part in the upcoming series of summer Love Island.

This comes after the conclusion of Winter Love Island which took place in South Africa, seeing Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan crowned champions.

Love Island contestant George Fensom apologises after homophobic slurs in old offensive tweets 

The business development executive has now deleted and apologised for the offensive tweets posted in 2014 during his teenage years.

After calls for him to be removed from the Love Island villa ahead of the show's debut, George told the HuffPost: "I honestly just feel absolutely sick about those tweets.

"They are not who I am today, they couldn't be any further from the man I am today and, quite frankly, if I could turn back time I wouldn't even have put those [online].

"To be honest with you, it's me being really naive at that age. I made the account back in 2011, so it's just stupidity on my behalf and doesn't reflect on who I am today at all.

"In regards to people saying that I'm not right for the villa, all I would say is this, everyone's made mistakes.

"Everyone has said things that they regret. The difference in the way that I'll defend myself is the way that I'm owning that and I've admitted that that was the wrong thing to say.

"If I could turn back time then I wouldn't have said the things that I said. That's all I can do to defend myself and say in this scenario."

Love Island will take place in Mallorca and will air on Monday from 9 pm on ITV2 and ITVX.