Love Island star looks unrecognisable as a child – can you tell who it is?

A LOVE Island star has been spotted looking unrecognisable as a child in a series of adorable throwback snaps.

The TV star took to his Instagram with the photos of himself and his mum as he gushed over her in a birthday tribute.

InstagramThe star looked very different in the throwback snaps[/caption]

SplashDavide rose to fame on Love Island in 2022[/caption]

Love Island winner Davide Sanclimenti looked completely unrecognisable in the collection of snaps from his childhood.

The Italian hunk, who rose to fame on the ITV2 dating show last year, showed himself as a sweet-faced baby and tot in the photos.

One completely unrecognisable snap saw a tiny Davide, now 28, in his mother’s arms at just a few months old, at what appeared to be his christening day as he was dressed in a white gown.

His mum Nadia kissed him on the nose as he looked off into the distance in the cute snap, that sent fans wild.

A second showed Davide as a tot, sitting in blue jeans and a white top, looking a far cry from his Love Island days.

While a third showed him in a backwards cap and vest as he sat outside soaking up the sunshine, sporting an adorable button nose and wide-eyed expression.

While a final photo finally showed likeness to the muscly hunk, as he smiled for a photo at a wedding, dressed up in a suit.

“No one hustles harder than a kid who watched their mother struggle,” Davide penned in the caption.

“I wouldn’t be where I am now without her. Today is for you mum, I got you. Happy birthday Mum.”

His mum Nadia replied: “You are a wonderful son, you have a big heart and you are the son that everyone would like to have.”

His friends and followers flooded the comments section to gush over the “sweet” and “adorable” collection of photos.

Davide rarely poses with his mum online, but after leaving for the Love Island villa last year – his pals shared a sweet snap.

Davide was seen cuddled up to Nadia, as those running his account explained that he was a real “Mama’s Boy”.

It comes after Davide broke his silence following an attempted robbery at the home he shares with girlfriend Ekin-Su.

He was on holiday in the Maldives with his girlfriend when he discovered a group of men had tried to gain access to the property

Speaking about it for the first time, Davide confirmed that police are now involved.

He told The Sun: “We had a feeling when we were away that someone tried to enter.

“This is also why some people don’t post when they are away but I am not scared of anyone. I feel like I would catch them and now everything is working its course.”

Davide went on to say it hasn’t changed what he will post online, insisting: “Everybody should be able to express themselves regarding what they share and don’t share.”

InstagramA series of snaps showed the star and his mum[/caption]

InstagramDavide has previously been described as a “Mama’s Boy”[/caption]

InstagramHe posed for photos alongside Nadia[/caption]