By Nancy Hargreaves

28th September 2019

Wes Nelson Instagram Earnings: Everything You Need To Know

Wes Nelson’s Instagram game is going from strength to strength. The former Love Island contestant and Dancing on Ice star is raking it in after appearing in the villa in 2018.

He has more than 1.8 million Instagram followers, and sponsorship deals with clothing companies like boohooMAN and big brands like Just Eat.

Wes Nelson earns up to £6,800 per sponsored post according to OddsMonkey. He also likely earns commissions from sales that come via his social media!

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How do Wes Nelson’s Instagram earnings compare?

Love Island makes huge celebs out of its contestants, and Wes Nelson isn’t Love Island’s biggest Instagram star!

Typically, the higher their follower count, the more Love Islanders earn for a post.

Dani Dyer is the front-runner, with more than 3.5million followers, and potential earnings of £15,000 per post. But nowhere near her father’s earnings!

Dani’s ex Jack Fincham earns over £10k per post, promoting protein shakes and other brands online.

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Jonny Mitchell, a fellow 2018 contestant, says he earned over £1 million as a result of appearing on the show. Jonny runs a talent agency now.

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What was Wes Nelson’s job before Love Island?

Wes Nelson isn’t just an Instagram star and Love Island pretty face; he’s a smart cookie! Formerly a nuclear and electrical systems design engineer, a job with a tidy average annual salary of £35,755.

Wes has been tight lipped about his former role due to security reasons. He has since left his job to focus on the reality TV and other opportunities coming his way.

What is Wes up to now?

After coming second on Dancing on Ice, Wes is doing really well for himself. He makes regular paid nightclub appearances, has been a guest panellist on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats, The Crystal Maze, and has recently signed up for  The X Factor: Celebrity.

Right now, Wes is taking part in Sink or Swim, where he’s making a splash learning to swim the Channel in aid of Stand up to Cancer.

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While Wes Nelson’s Instagram earnings are stellar, he’s got his eyes set on a bigger prize as a recording artist. Westlife’s Brian McFadden has taken him under his wing and he’s been in talks with his record label.

According to a show insider, he could be set to earn more than £1 million over the next few years. Not bad for a 21 year old!

Who did Wes hook up with on Love Island?

After initially coupling up with Laura Anderson, Wes had a connection with Megan Barton-Hanson. The pair ended up dating after the show – with Wes even moving to Essex to be with her. The couple split after sparks flew with his Dancing on Ice partner Vanessa Bauer, and Megan became jealous.

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The couple broke up and Megan accused Vanessa of tactically breaking up with her boyfriend to steal Wes away in a snarky post on Instagram. Megan is one of Love Island’s more controversial stars, but that doesn’t stop her earning more than £7k per post, and brands seem to be lining up to work with her.

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Who is Wes Nelson dating?

After splitting from Megan in January, Wes Nelson’s Instagram showed he was dating Lissy Roddy, a model and Instagram star herself. The pair has since split, but with over 650,000 followers on Instagram, herself she’s doing just fine on her own! He’s now dating another Love Islander Arabella Chi, and the couple made their relationship Instagram official in August.

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