LOVE Island star Sam Gowland has swapped the villa for the Toon by joining the Geordie Shore cast.
The northerner has signed up for the next series of the show along with fellow newbie Stephanie Snowden – and they started filming last night.
Sam hinted back in July that he would be joining the show, and The Sun Online can now exclusively reveal he’s filmed his first scenes.
The TV star, who hails from Middlesbrough, was pictured hitting the town with show regulars Holly Hagan, Marnie Simpson, Chloe Ferry and Nathan Henry, and last season’s newcomer Abbie Holborn.
Joining the group was another newbie, Stephanie Snowden, 21, an HRMC manager also from the north east.
The Love Island hunk wore a floral shirt for his first outing with the girls and we can reveal it was an eventful night for Sam.
He’s already been spotted flirting with castmember Abbie so there could be a new romance on the cards for him after getting dumped by his Love Island girlfriend Georgia Harrison
A source told us: “It was in the Soho Rooms in Newcastle. He [Sam] was partying and drinking with the cast – Marnie, Chloe, Nathan – and him and Abbie were flirting loads.
“It looks like they were about to get together ’cause they were getting really close.”
Sam first hint at his move to Geordie Shore back in July with a cryptic tweet after he left Love Island.
He wrote: “Literally is best…