Heartbreak Island contestant Josh Connolly - everything you need to know

A girl who speaks like Paris Hilton is a big turn-off for Joshua!

Meet Josh, a 26-year-old ex-army serviceman and student from Auckland.
Josh describes himself as ambitious and fun.
Joshua, 26.

Josh in his own words

I'd like to take a girl to Paris and book out the Louvre so we can race around on hoverboards. The riskiest thing I've done for love was moving countries, but since I was born in the Philippines, travel isn't new to me. As an ex-army serviceman, I'm all about being loyal, but hopefully that isn't my downfall on the island. No matter how great someone looks, if she talks like Paris Hilton, it's a no-go!

Are you looking for love coming up into the show?

Yes, aren't we all...

Describe yourself in three words...

Ambitious, fun, loyal.

What is the most surprising thing about you?

Girls always seem to be pleasantly surprised when I tell them I was in army. I think it must be the man-in-uniform thing!

Describe your ideal date...

Great food and great company, anywhere with a view.

Describe your ideal partner and what qualities they'd have...

My ideal partner would be loyal, funny, not too serious, ambitious and someone who brings out the best in me.

Relationships deal-breakers?

Someone who talks like Paris Hilton!


Humour, class, style, manners, that special something that you can't describe.


Ugly feet, bad hygiene, being a snob and bad posture.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Camilla Cabello, Jamie Ridge or Ariana Grande.