Search

WATCH: Fans go wild for Love Island stars at Ipswich restaurant

PUBLISHED: 17:41 29 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:58 29 February 2020

Connagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Connagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

ELLA WILKINSON

German Doner Kebab welcomed two Islanders fresh from sunny Cape Town for an afternoon of free food and selfies – in order to celebrate the Ipswich restaurant’s birthday.

The GDK staff at the birthday event in Ipswich featuring Connagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONThe GDK staff at the birthday event in Ipswich featuring Connagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Love Island stars Connor Durman, also known as 'Connor OG', and Connagh Howard, known by fans as 'Connagh with a G', posed for photos with fans at the Ipswich kebab shop in Westgate Street today.

Speaking to the Ipswich Star, the first ever cast members of the winter Love Island series said they were "buzzing" to be in the town.

Connor, who owns a coffee bean company and spent weeks coupled up with Sophie Piper the sister of Rochelle Humes, said: "It's so nice to have all this support and I'm just enjoying it really.

While Connagh, who also tried to win the heart of Islander Sophie, added: "It's mad as we are just normal boys, I'm shocked at how many people are here.

Connagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONConnagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

"It's also really exciting and everyone's been super friendly. You never know what your receptions going to be when you come out but it's been really good."

The boys met hundreds of fans who had been queuing up for hours to get a glimpse of them at the Ipswich store - as well as taking some time out to dig into German Doner Kebab's (GDK) famous food.

Connor, from Worthing, said his favourite kebab was a chicken shish, while welsh model and fitness fanatic Connagh prefers a beef option.

Speaking of their newfound fame and how they are coping with the negative side of social media, Connor said "you can't look into it too much".

Connagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich today. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONConnagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich today. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

"As long as you're enjoying it that's the main thing," said the 25-year-old.

While Connagh, aged 28, said: "At the end of the day it's just a platform and you choose what to put on there. People have to remember you only see parts of someone's life on there."

Both said the fans in Ipswich were incredible and they "couldn't believe" how many people had turned out to see them.

Connagh entered the villa on day five alongside Finn - the series winner - but sadly only lasted eight days before being dumped from the island after failing to 'couple up'.

Connagh Howard at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONConnagh Howard at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Meanwhile, Connor was in the villa from day one and lasted just over two weeks, being dumped on day 15 after islanders chose to save his partner Sophie Piper from elimination instead of him.

Also causing a stir on the day was the Bumble Bee Robot from Transformers, who also posed for his very own picture with the TV stars.

The GDK branch in Ipswich is no stranger to famous faces, as fellow reality TV star Joey Essex opened the restaurant in 2018.

More: Suffolk's Ched loses out in Love Island final

Fans going wild for Love Island stars at German Doner Kebab. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONFans going wild for Love Island stars at German Doner Kebab. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Connagh Howard from Love Island at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich today. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONConnagh Howard from Love Island at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich today. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Fans going wild for Love Island stars at German Doner Kebab. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONFans going wild for Love Island stars at German Doner Kebab. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Love Island star Connor Durman at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich for their birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONLove Island star Connor Durman at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich for their birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Connor Durman at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONConnor Durman at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Fans going wild for Love Island stars at German Doner Kebab. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONFans going wild for Love Island stars at German Doner Kebab. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Love Island's Connagh Howard and Connor Durman with the German Doner Kebab team in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONLove Island's Connagh Howard and Connor Durman with the German Doner Kebab team in Ipswich. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Love Island star Connor Durman at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich for their birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONLove Island star Connor Durman at German Doner Kebab in Ipswich for their birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Connagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONConnagh Howard and Connor Durman from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Connor Durman, 'OG Connor', from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSONConnor Durman, 'OG Connor', from Love Island at German Doner Kebab's birthday party. Picture: ELLA WILKINSON


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star