Olivia Buckland reveals cameras will follow her and Alex Bowen in the run-up to their wedding – and on the big day itself!
Amazingly, it’s been nearly two whole years since Olivia Buckland left the Love Island villa.
Not only did she leave with a banging tan, she also bagged arguably the hottest hunk going – Alex Bowen – who she’s now happily engaged to, and a career that looks set to outlive most reality stars’ 15 minutes of fame. Nope, we’re not jel at all.
Chatting with Olivia, 24, always feels like catching up with an old friend, so we’re not surprised when our 15-minute slot soon turns into a full-blown chinwag as the bubbly blonde manages to fill us in on everything that’s been going on since she left the famous island.
With her upcoming nuptials to hunky Alex, 25, just months away and their very own reality show on the horizon, the model is happy to reveal how she’s really feeling about becoming Mrs Bowen and the decision to share every moment with their fans…
Hi, Olivia! Tell us about your new reality show…
Al and I are being followed during all the planning fun and drama in the lead-up to the wedding and on the big day itself. It’s called Alex & Olivia Said Yes and will air on TLC about a week after the wedding.
Are you worried about
the added pressure from
the television cameras?
I think because of the way we met it’s not so strange to us. The team are so good, they’re not intrusive.
Do you think there’ll be any bride/groomzilla moments?
We’ve cleared our diaries for August and it will be all hands on deck then, so that’s when our ’zilla sides will come out I’m sure – definitely the bridezilla, anyway! Alex, our wedding planner Amanda, our manager Freddy and I had a big meeting the other day and we had quite a few bickers about different things. But we’ve nearly ironed that out… well, I have, Alex just doesn’t know it yet!
Is your wedding going to
just be one big party?
Yeah, I’m actually scared for people’s lives. We’ve got an open bar, it’s going to be a nightmare!
Will Caroline Flack be there?
Yeah, I mean she’s going to bring her plus one now because she’s engaged! She is! What do you think of her shock engagement?
Caroline is the kind of person… if she wants to do something, she’ll just do it and I love that about her. Me and Alex are not going to say, ‘Don’t get engaged too quick’ because, look at us!
Have you upped your exercise regime for the wedding?
For me, my preparation is more about my skin – and using Cocoa Brown tan – and hair. I’m less about body image, but obviously I want to look my best for the wedding.
Does it help that Alex
about your body?
Yeah, 100%. He is so complimentary. If I do end up going to the gym it’s always for myself. I always end up feeling 10 times more confident after, even if I’ve only been for half an hour.
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