The Love Island star’s brother in Edinburgh, Jay Younger, has said he hopes his brother wins the show, as does their family friend Calum Best.
Tom Younger, also from Edinburgh, has revealed footballing legend George Best’s son Calum was left in the care of his and Jay’s dad when he played for Hibs.
Jay said he was incredibly proud to be the grandson of former Scotland, Liverpool and Hibs goalkeeper Tommy Younger.
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Football fame doesn’t end there for the family, however. George Best’s son Calum appeared in the 2006 series of Love Island, which feels like an eternity now.
The Registration report that now Jay is looking to make a name for himself, just like the star his father was babysitting.
Tom said: “When George was playing for Hibs, my dad used to take Calum Best to the movies.”
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Tom has revealed the former Man United star has an emotional connection to his and Jay’s family.
Best had been a shocking celebrity signing for Hibs in the 1979/80 season as they battled to avoid relegation to the Premier League.
George returned to Easter Road to take part in a one-off game in which the entire Hibs squad wore specially-ordered tops with the late goalkeeper’s name engraved on the chest.
The match had been a testimonial benefit match between Hibs and Newcastle United in honor of Hibs favorite Jackie McNamara Snr.
It was sponsored by the Tommy Younger Bar, a pub started by Jay’s aunt, Janis, in memory of her father.
Best gave the signed Hibs shirt he wore to Jay’s father, as a thank you for taking care of his son.
Tom said: ‘Jackie McNamara Sr’s testimony was sponsored by my aunt Janis. My grandfather was going to invest in a bar with my aunt before he died. My aunt decided to make the investment and called it the Tommy Younger Bar.
“George Best wanted to play the testimonial game as he was playing alongside Jackie at Hibs. George gave my dad his number 7 jersey and signed it after the testimonial event.
TV presenter and model Calum won the show best alongside England’s daughter Bianca Gascoigne, Rangers and Spurs star Paul.
The show’s obsession with football history has continued this run, not just through Jay, but Gemma Owen, 19, is the daughter of former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael, who is remained tight-lipped about his daughter’s inclusion on the show. .
Jay has certainly brought some spice to the villa since he was introduced as a bombshell earlier in the week, with the 28-year-old not letting anyone stop him from pursuing his ideal girl.
Tommy, Jay and Tom’s grandfather, won 24 Scottish caps, including four as captain, and played 181 times for Hibs and 120 for Liverpool.
This year he was inducted into the Hibernian Hall of Fame with tributes at the induction ceremony conducted by Kenny Dalglish.
Tom said: “Words cannot describe how proud we are of my grandfather.
“He has achieved an exceptional amount in football.
“Our whole family was able to celebrate his recent induction into the Hibernian Hall of Fame.
“He is also part of the Liverpool player’s ‘Roll of Honour’.
“When my grandfather died, being chairman of the Scottish FA, he had so much more to give to football.”