A local man has come runner-up in a popular reality tv show.

Lochan Nowacki, an account manager from Windsor, has come in second place in Love Island alongside co-star and partner Whitney Adebayo.

Lochan, 25, entered the Love Island Casa Amor villa on June 30, making connections with Whitney, 25, before going back to the main Love Island villa.

The pair were crowned the public's favourite in a reveal on July 18, quickly becoming "exclusive" in the days after.

However, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing with Lochan and Whitney having been put at risk of being dumped from the island on Friday, July 28.

It came after the couples were each asked to vote for the least compatible pair.

Mitch and Ella B chose Lochan and Whitney, which saw them appear in the public vote. 

Just one day before the final the pair were relieved to find the public had saved them.

On entering the villa, Lochan described himself as "charismatic", "happy", "energetic, friendly, easy going and personable".

In the finale Lochan revealed going on Love Island and meeting Whitney was the best thing he had ever done.

"I know we didn't start this Love Island journey together and when we met in Casa on the first day we thought it was a friendship," Lochan said in a speech to Whitney shown in the finale. 

"But we didn't choose to close it off because there was definitely a spark there.

"I can without a doubt say that you are the reason my journey has in fact been the best thing I've done in my life.

"I've honestly never met anyone in life that has ticked so many boxes in such a short amount of time - ambitious, fearless, strong-minded and obviously a 10 out of 10.

"I want to continue to make you happy, growing together, laughing together, which is why I can confidently say I don't see a future with anyone else on the outside and I can't wait for our next chapter."

Love Island, which concluded on Monday, July 31, two months after it began, is a reality dating show where men and women compete to find the "love of their life" and win a cash prize.

Speaking of his journey, Lochan said he was "shocked" to be in the final, adding it is "an amazing feeling".

Lochan grew up locally, attending Furze Platt Senior School in Maidenhead from 2008 to 2015.

He later went on to study Business and Marketing at Birmingham City University where he was awarded a first class honours.

Most recently Lochan became an account manager for a Windsor business.