Wes Nelson has admitted that he is constantly battling to be taken seriously as a singer, due to the stigma of his reality TV past. 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline the former Love Island star claimed: ‘There’s a big group of people who secretly love my music, but won’t listen to it because it’s mine’.

Wes, 24, appeared in the ITV2 series back in 2018, before going on to feature in Celebrity X Factor, Dancing on Ice, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins and The Games. 

Seriously: Wes Nelson, 24,  has admitted that he is constantly battling to be taken seriously as a singer, after he first rose to fame on reality TV

‘People who go on reality TV get shot down if they ever try anything new but then at the same time they get called talentless’. 

The singer, who is currently supporting N-Dubz on their UK Tour, and has had a top 10 hit with See Nobody, went on say that his stints on reality TV have been a ‘double-edged sword’.

‘There’s not many who have been taken seriously as an artist who come from a reality TV and that’s because of the stigma that comes with being on a show like that’.

Before adding: ‘But at the same time it’s given me a platform to show me my talent, and as long as I put out good music that’s all that matters’.

Throwback: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline the former Love Island star claimed: 'There's a big group of people who secretly love my music, but won't listen to it because it's mine (Pictures on Love Island in 2018)

Throwback: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline the former Love Island star claimed: ‘There’s a big group of people who secretly love my music, but won’t listen to it because it’s mine (Pictures on Love Island in 2018)

Wes signed a record contract with EMI in August 2020 and has gone on to release tracks with French Montana and Yxng Bane. 

He was speaking as he partnered with Crystal Ski Holidays to launch a new rentable ski-wear collection: The Ski Edit.

Avid skiier Wes has donated some of his worn winter wear to the eco-conscious collection alongside former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh.

Elsewhere in the chat the reality star, who is now single following his split from Lucciana Beynon, dismissed suggestions he could return to Love Island like Adam Collard.

Reality Tv veteran: Wes, 24, appeared in the ITV2 series back in 2018, before going on to feature in Celebrity X Factor, Dancing on Ice and Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins (pictured with professional skater Vanessa Bauer)

Reality Tv veteran: Wes, 24, appeared in the ITV2 series back in 2018, before going on to feature in Celebrity X Factor, Dancing on Ice and Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins (pictured with professional skater Vanessa Bauer) 

Throwback: Wes finished fourth in the ITV series alongside blonde bombshell Megan Barton-Hanson, before splitting six months later (pictured together in 2018)

Throwback: Wes finished fourth in the ITV series alongside blonde bombshell Megan Barton-Hanson, before splitting six months later (pictured together in 2018) 

‘I wouldn’t like to go back in, I’ve been in there and experienced and got what I wanted out the show and met some great people, and there’s isn’t much more I could do in there – I’ve had my Love Island days’.

Wes finished fourth in the ITV series alongside blonde bombshell Megan Barton-Hanson, before splitting six months later. 

Speaking about the Ski Edit Wes said that the option of pre-loved equipment made the expensive sport accessible to everyone. 

‘People can be intimidated by the price and a lot of people don’t want to go on holiday because of that and skiing holidays are some of the best holiday’s I’ve ever had!’. 

On stage: The singer, who is currently supporting N-Dubz on their UK Tour, went on say that his appearances on the shows have been a 'double edged sword'

On stage: The singer, who is currently supporting N-Dubz on their UK Tour, went on say that his appearances on the shows have been a ‘double edged sword’

On Tuesday Wes took to the stage to warm up the crowd in Nottingham before headliners N-Dubz cancelled their appearance with just five minutes notice. 

After waiting for hours inside the Motorpoint Arena, fans were enraged to learn that the band would not be taking to the stage for the latest show on their comeback tour, with an on-screen statement blaming it on ‘an artist’s illness’. 

Dappy, Tulia and Fazer took to their social media on to say sorry to their fans, writing that they had only just received doctor’s advice that Dappy could not perform before they were supposed to go out on stage. 

Wes Nelson teams up with Crystal Ski Holidays to launch The Ski Edit – a new skiwear edit available to rent via By Rotation until April 2023, to help make skiwear more affordable and sustainable.

On the slopes: Wes has partnered with Crystal Ski Holidays to launch a new rentable ski-wear collection: The Ski Edit (pictured with Lucy Mecklenburgh)

On the slopes: Wes has partnered with Crystal Ski Holidays to launch a new rentable ski-wear collection: The Ski Edit (pictured with Lucy Mecklenburgh)



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