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Inside the life of Love Island's Chris Williamson and what he is doing now


CHRIS Williamson first found fame on Love Island but has now turned to the world of podcasting.

He used the reality show to jump start his career, but what is he up to now?

Chris was on Love Island in 2015


Chris was on Love Island in 2015Credit: ITV2

Who is Chris Williamson?

Chris Williamson is best known for being a podcaster and YouTuber after rising to fame when he appeared on the first series of Love Island in 2015.

He was born in 1988 in Stockton-on-Tees, North East England.

He played cricket as a child and played for the Durham Academy before going to Newcastle University where he started his career in nightclub promotion.

It seems that Chris was looking for a life of fame as his TV career began in 2012 when he starred on Take Me Out.

He then went on to enter the Love Island villa in 2015 but said that he felt like he didn’t belong on the show.

He told BBC: “‘I was living this persona of the professional party boy – the big name on campus, the guy with the hair out front [of the club], that wanted people to need him, that thought he had found the culture and industry he belonged in.

“Then I got on to Love Island and had nowhere to hide from people who were the person I was pretending to be.

“I was there with people who were genuinely extroverted, outgoing, party people. And I was just playing a role… I’d convinced myself [Love Island] was something that made me finally belong. And I didn’t belong.”

What is Chris Williamson’s podcast Modern Wisdom?

Chris started his own podcast in 2018 called Modern Wisdom.

The show has the description: “Life lessons from the smartest people on the planet”.

Chris discusses current events, politics, philosophy, science and hobbies with a variety of guests.

I was there with people who were genuinely extroverted, outgoing, party people. And I was just playing a role…

Chris Williamson

Since the show has been going, Chris has had guests such as:

  • Jordan Peterson
  • Steven Pinker
  • Will MacAskill
  • Robin Dunbar
  • Michael Malice
  • Sam Harris
  • Eric Weinstein
  • Douglas Murray
  • David Goggins
  • Patrick Moore

As of January 2024, the show had 1.67 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 400 million downloads.

Does Chris Williamson have a girlfriend?

It’s not known whether Chris is in a relationship or not.

Despite being a podcaster, he tends to keep his personal life private.

However, his Instagram bio says that he is an “aspiring trophy husband”.

What is Chris Williamson’s net worth?

Chris is estimated to worth around £3-£4million as a result of his podcast according to Popular Net Worth.

He will also have earned other jobs throughout his popularity since appearing on Love Island.

He is also behind the energy drink Neutonic.

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