Jack Fowler started playing football from the tender age of four where he quickly showed heaps of potential on the pitch – he started playing at a semi-professional level for teams such as Ware FC, Grays Athletic Football Club, Bishop’s Stortford Football Club and Harlow Town Football Club.
After joining David Lloyd Clubs – Europe’s Premier Racquets & Fitness Provider in 2016, Jack started working as a personal trainer and soon became very popular and well respected with both celebrity clients and club members, helping to transform their bodies to their desired weight by engaging in boxing and general fitness training.
During Jack’s time working at David Lloyd Clubs in Chigwell, Essex, he was scouted to audition for a television commercial by Webbe Industries Management, and after modelling in a number of different campaigns, Jack decided to join the cast of ITV's Love Island during the fourth series in 2018.
After Love Island came to a close in summer 2018, Jack very quickly rose to popularity due to his infectious personality, grounded nature and his good looks. Oh, did we forget to mention that Jack was voted 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Looking Islander' too?
You may have seen from Jack’s time in the villa that he’s full of energy, with a passion for beat boxing, singing and acting – he can even play guitar and the drums too. Appearances include: Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show, ITV2’s Don’t Hate The Playaz and E4’s Celebs Go Dating.
Tom McDonnell grew up in Woodford Green, Essex, to parents Kim and Jim, joining older brother Jay as the last addition to their family.
Spending most of his childhood in either Essex or North London with his grandparents, Tom quickly showed his strength on the pitch as he started playing at five years old moving into his teenage years he explored his potential, training with Tottenham Hotspur for 18 months followed by playing in America for three months for Chivas Florida and non-league for Northwood FC – Tom’s love of football continued even when he wasn’t playing by coaching for arsenal in the community and spending a month travelling Greece coaching kids from 4 – 16 years old. Oh, and did we mention that he’s a massive Arsenal supporter?
It’s safe to say that fitness is in Tom’s blood having spent most of his life in a boxing gym looking up to his dad, Jim McDonnell, former European Champion Professional Boxer turned Boxing Coach. Exposure to training fighters such as Danny Williams who beat Mike Tyson and James DeGale who was the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal and world title, Tom’s competitive and athletic nature truly came to light.
Eventually Tom became a fully qualified Personal Trainer and has recently joined the cast of ITVBe’s The Only Way Is Essex with his best friend and fellow Webbe Industries talent, Harry Lee.
Meet Harry Lee, Footballer turned Events Organiser who was born into the Lee family in Hackney, East London.
When it comes to football, Harry’s clearly a natural, from playing with Leyton Orient F.C. from the young age of 9 to signing a professional deal for three years with them at 18. Following on from his time there, Harry played for clubs such as Welling United FC, Braintree Town FC, Concord Rangers and East Thurrock United.
With a passion for fitness, Harry used that drive to give back to the community by working with ex-offenders and visiting youth prisons providing personal training and fitness sessions – part of this meant that he was exposed to people from all walks of life to help them overcome their struggle including substance misuse and mental health.
Harry’s confident personality has taken him into the city working in recruitment and back out to work more locally where he discovered he has way too much energy to be sat working behind a desk. Instead he would much rather be playing football, fishing, boxing or having his own concert belting songs out in his car!
His new journey on ITVBe’s The Only Way Is Essex is set to keep him on his toes, and we know that everyone will love him just like his friends do.
Meet Joanna, who is the first female to join our Webbe Industries family. You may recognise her face from gracing your screens on ITV2 at 9pm each night during the summer, in Love Island 2019.
Joanna started her life in 1996, growing up in London with her mum, dad, two brothers and one sister – family was a big part of her upbringing having very close relationships with each and every member of her family. You could say that is the Greek-Cypriot in her – family and food being two of her favourite things.
After successfully completing her school life, Joanna chose to move her life up the country, to Leicester, to pursue an undergraduate Psychology BSc degree. Throughout her time at the University of Leicester, Joanna was always intrigued by the world of modelling and started to work with small brands in advertising campaigns, showcasing their clothing with confidence that shines.
Following the completion of her degree, Joanna's career continued as she began a role as a Recruitment Specialist but this profession just did not mute her hunger for a career in modelling. From here, Joanna decided to take the leap and, pursue her passion by joining our Webbe Industries family.
Leanne’s family values make her the perfect fit to join Webbe Industries – she grew up in Waltham Forest as the middle child in a family surrounded by seven siblings, five brothers and two sisters.
During her school years, Musical Theatre and Acting were her passion – she even had a leading role in a German commercial (she’s still never seen it!). Leanne has dedicated her time until now honing her education – in 2018, she graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Psychology (Hons) BSc degree and has since achieved distinction for her MSc Occupational Psychology degree from the University of Hertfordshire.
A fun fact about Leanne is that she owned a handcrafted and cruelty-free make-up brand during university. This idea stemmed from her passion for make-up and beauty. Some of her favourite things are travelling, food, family and friends. Prior to Leanne joining the cast of Love Island in Winter 2020, she worked as a Customer Community Manager but decided it was time for a change. Leanne’s excited to explore her passions further with the platform that this show has given her, and we can’t wait to be part of her journey.