15 years ago Marcel Somerville was topping the UK charts as part of hip hop group Blazin’ Squad, a bunch of school friends from Chingford, London. Now, aged 31, Marcel is spending his summer on reality show Love Island.
I look different to how I did when I was a kid but when I go clubbing, there will always be groups of girls like ‘is it him? Is it not?’ and they’ll come up and try and talk to me. But the majority of the time I’m not the sort of person to go ‘I’m from Blazin’ Squad’. It’s usually my mates who are trying to pull going ‘My mate’s from Blazin’ Squad!’