Love Island star Jamie Jewitt poses with his jailbird brothe – Daily Mail

Love Island star Jamie Jewitt smiled as he posed with his jailbird brother Luke after he was released from prison early after serving five years for drug offences.

Luke, 35, was jailed for running a £5.2million drug gang in 2016, a year before his younger brother Jamie, 27, entered the Love Island villa.

The elder brother of the Love Island hunk was sentenced in July 2016 as one of 11 members of a gang, after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine. 

Brotherly support: Love Island star Jamie Jewitt smiled as he posed with his jailbird brother Luke after he was released from prison early after serving five years for drug offences

Brotherly support: Love Island star Jamie Jewitt smiled as he posed with his jailbird brother Luke after he was released from prison early after serving five years for drug offences

Brotherly support: Love Island star Jamie Jewitt smiled as he posed with his jailbird brother Luke after he was released from prison early after serving five years for drug offences

Although Jamie previously said he would ‘never defend’ his brother’s actions, the siblings have since rebuilt their relationship following Luke’s release.

New dad Jamie was on hand to support Luke’s new business venture on Wednesday, following the launch of his ‘revolutionary hair loss concealer business, called Luxe SMP Clinic.  

He wrote: ‘A few weeks ago I welcomed @jamiejewitt_ into the clinic. Myself and Jamie spoke about the knock in confidence brought on through losing our hair. Even though like mine his was the inevitable generic MPB/thinning via age.

Court case: The elder brother of the Love Island hunk was sentenced in July 2016 as one of 11 members of a gang, after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine

Court case: The elder brother of the Love Island hunk was sentenced in July 2016 as one of 11 members of a gang, after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine

Court case: The elder brother of the Love Island hunk was sentenced in July 2016 as one of 11 members of a gang, after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine

Thumbs up! New dad Jamie was on hand to support Luke's new business venture on Wednesday, following the launch of his 'revolutionary hair loss concealer business, called Luxe SMP Clinic

Thumbs up! New dad Jamie was on hand to support Luke's new business venture on Wednesday, following the launch of his 'revolutionary hair loss concealer business, called Luxe SMP Clinic

Thumbs up! New dad Jamie was on hand to support Luke’s new business venture on Wednesday, following the launch of his ‘revolutionary hair loss concealer business, called Luxe SMP Clinic

‘Nevertheless for some, it still causes the same problems. Then I enlightened him on the concept of SMP. A journey I had gone through myself. And the rest is history. Jamie was converted!  

‘With a few sessions I managed to give him back some of the confidence he lost with his hair! Stick around for Jamie’s SMP journey thats on its way…’

Jamie and Luke have led very different lives, as Jamie was thrown into the spotlight following his reality TV stint as well as a successful modelling career.    

At the time of his conviction, Jamie said of his brother: ‘I’ll never defend him for what he’s done and nor will our family. It tore us apart emotionally and it was horrific.’

Convicted: Luke, 35, was jailed for running a £5.2million drug gang in 2016, a year before his younger brother Jamie, 27, entered the Love Island villa

Convicted: Luke, 35, was jailed for running a £5.2million drug gang in 2016, a year before his younger brother Jamie, 27, entered the Love Island villa

Convicted: Luke, 35, was jailed for running a £5.2million drug gang in 2016, a year before his younger brother Jamie, 27, entered the Love Island villa 

Detectives seized £600,000 worth of cocaine imported from Malaga, Spain, in a taxi, leading to the arrest of multiple members of the group.

Luke was already suspicious he was being tailed by undercover police officers and had found bugs in his car. Months later his home was ram-raided by cops at 5am.

At the time, Detective sergeant Daren Guess from ERSOU said: ‘This was a sophisticated drugs importation and distribution network which had the potential to flood the eastern region with cocaine and cannabis.’

Speaking about his experience as part of the gang, Jewitt said: ‘I’ve had some of my close friends shot dead, just executed. It’s a dangerous playing field.’

Love life: Calvin Klein model Jamie was a runner-up on the show with girlfriend Camilla

Love life: Calvin Klein model Jamie was a runner-up on the show with girlfriend Camilla

Love life: Calvin Klein model Jamie was a runner-up on the show with girlfriend Camilla

Former builder Jewitt admitted he was lured into a life of crime after some vital construction deals fell through.

He said many of the guys involved in the drugs ring were childhood friends of his, meaning the murky lifestyle ‘fell into his lap’.

He claimed prison has made him realise that taking a ‘short cut’ to try to make something of himself was wrong – and he’s since become a Samaritan and studied philosophy.

He revealed he has persuaded fellow inmates not to take their own lives – though he wasn’t able to save everybody, revealing he’s encountered some people ‘hanging dead’ in their cell.

Jailed: Luke (right) - the elder brother of Jamie (left) - was sentenced in July 2016. Jamie and Luke have led very different lives, as Jamie was thrown into the spotlight following his reality TV stint as well as a successful modelling career

Jailed: Luke (right) - the elder brother of Jamie (left) - was sentenced in July 2016. Jamie and Luke have led very different lives, as Jamie was thrown into the spotlight following his reality TV stint as well as a successful modelling career

Jailed: Luke (right) – the elder brother of Jamie (left) – was sentenced in July 2016. Jamie and Luke have led very different lives, as Jamie was thrown into the spotlight following his reality TV stint as well as a successful modelling career

Much like the BBC hit Line of Duty, a film based on Jewitt’s life – The Corrupted – features a plot laced with corrupt police officers and government officials.

But many of the dodgy deals and backhanders cited in the film aren’t fiction; instead they’re based on the eye-witness accounts provided by Jewitt, who claims he saw corruption ‘on all levels’.

Jewitt was visited by Sam Claflin in prison, who described the experience as ‘eye-opening’ – though Jewitt played down the glamour of meeting a Hollywood movie star.

‘Afterwards he went off to film and I went back to my cell,’ he said bluntly.

Former Calvin Klein model Jamie and bomb disposal expert Camilla Thurlow are one of the few remaining Love Island couples who are still going strong, and recently welcomed a little girl – Nell – together. 

On-screen adaptation: Much like the BBC hit Line of Duty, The Corrupted features a plot laced with corrupt police officers and government officials

On-screen adaptation: Much like the BBC hit Line of Duty, The Corrupted features a plot laced with corrupt police officers and government officials

On-screen adaptation: Much like the BBC hit Line of Duty, The Corrupted features a plot laced with corrupt police officers and government officials

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