Ex-Love Island star Adam Maxted to return to ITV on WOS Wrestling

WOS WRESTLING has drafted in a former Love Island contestant for it's long-awaited return to TV screens.

Adam Maxted, who finished fourth with Katie Salmon on the 2016 season of the hit dating show, will appear alongside the likes of British Bulldog Jr, Will Ospreay and Viper.

 Former Love Island star Adam Maxted is returning to TV screens on WOS Wrestling

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Former Love Island star Adam Maxted is returning to TV screens on WOS Wrestling

WOS Wrestling returns to ITV on July 28 after 30 years in a ten-part series, though a date for the first episode is yet to be announced.

Professional wrestler Adam, 26, will be hoping to have more success in the ring than he did in the villa.

The Belfast-born lad rubbed his fellow Islanders the wrong way and split with social media influencer Katie just days after the finale.

He tweeted: "It's like when you're eating a kebab after a night out & the first bite tasted good but then u realise that it really isn't nice at all!"

 Adam was coupled up with Katie Salmon on the 2016 season of Love Island

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Adam was coupled up with Katie Salmon on the 2016 season of Love Island

Can officially announce that I am part of the new @woswrestling roster which is set to air towards the end of this month on @itv Around 2 years ago i made the decision to use the exposure from going on #loveisland to help get my name out there as a professional wrestler. I had only been training for just over a year and had just a handful of matches in 2016 but 2 years on with hard work and dedication to something I love and am extremely passionate about I am back on ‘TV’ wrestling which was the goal all along. It has been amazing to be a part of such a fast rising UK and Irish professional wrestling scene with so many amazing and talented people getting similar opportunities as myself which is inspiring and motivating other to work hard and stay committed to their passion and goals as hard work WILL pay off in the end. A BIG thank you to everyone who has gone out of their way to help me over the past couple of years! Still a long way to go and A LOT to ‘learn #wrestling #prowrestling #woswrestling #wositv #woswrestlingitv #passion #determination #inspiration #focus #mindset #hardwork #dream #believe #ambition

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?? @xcarlytaylorx #travel #maldives #life #lifestyle #appreciate #love

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Flex Appeal #bpisports #bpiathlete #bpisportsuk #gym #gains #flex #focus #fitness #bodybuilding #wrestler #prowrestling #ink #abs #passion #determination #motivation #muscle

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Squeezing the spice out of @iamamirjordan ? @carlgac #wrestling #prowrestling #wrestler #flex #pose #pump #bodybuilding #muscle #physique #gym #gains #workout #passion #dedication #inspiration #quads #squat

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Lift lighting always helps ? #bpisports #bpiathlete #bpisportsuk #gym #gains #flex #focus #fitness #bodybuilding #wrestler #prowrestling #ink #abs #passion #determination #motivation #muscle

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Adam – nicknamed Flex – was a wrestler, personal trainer and stripper before he entered the villa in 2016.

After two years of hard training Adam – now dating dance and fitness instructor Carly Taylor – has been given his big break on WOS Wrestling.

Speaking in February, he revealed how school bullies gave him his motivation to bulk up.

Adam said: "Without them I wouldn't have become the man I am today."

WOS Wrestling described him as "the most handsome man in wrestling".

In the new series, performers will take part in "various, intense bouts", with one wrestler taking home the WOS Wrestling Championship belt every week, ITV said.

Photo credit @grwfcb #wrestling #prowrestling #wrestler #flex #cocky #heel #pose #pump #muscle #physique #lift #workout #handsome #model #bodybuilding #bodybuilder #bpisports #bpiathlete #motivation #flexappeal #fitness #ambition #southsidewrestling #abs #ink #tattoo

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Real men wear pink – loving this gear from @prowrestlinggearuk Photo credit @brettwrespics #wrestling #prowrestling #wrestler #flex #cocky #heel #pose #pump #muscle #physique #lift #workout #handsome #model #bodybuilding #bodybuilder #bpisports #bpiathlete #motivation #flexappeal #fitness #ambition #southsidewrestling

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Hitting that drop kick on 6ft 5 @realbillygunn Photo credit @brettwrespics #wrestling #prowrestling #wrestler #flex #dropkick #muscle #pose #pump #athlete #wrestlinggear #handsome #flexappeal #height #jump #focus #passion #dedication #inspiration #motivation

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Suns out..you know the rest #gym #gains #flex #fitness #pose #pump #bodybuilding #physique #muscle #motivation #sun #summer #sunsoutgunsout #biceps #lift #shredded

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Backstage interviews between rounds will also deliver news on what the stars are thinking – be it elation or frustration.

A pilot episode was aired on New Year's Eve 2016 to overwhelming success however scheduled plans for a full series in 2017 fell through due to contractual issues.

Former WWE star and co-founder of Impact Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett told BBC Radio 4's World at One when Impact attempted to confirm a series that wrestling was "Shakespeare to the masses".

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WOS WRESTLING has drafted in a former Love Island contestant for it's long-awaited return to TV screens.