Mercado Pete Nolan is a 29-year-old personal trainer who enjoys social card games, watching television and binge-watching boxed sets. He is gentle and generous, but can also be very boring and a bit sneaky.

He is an Italian Buddhist. He finished school and then left academia.

Physically, Mercado is slightly overweight but otherwise in good shape. He is short with walnut skin, grey hair and brown eyes.

He grew up in a middle class neighbourhood. He was raised by his mother, his father having left when he was young.

He is currently single. His most recent romance was with a kitchen assistant called Daniella Esme O’Brien, who was the same age as him. They broke up because Daniella felt Mercado was too secretive, leading to trust issues.

Mercado’s best friend is a personal trainer called Antonio Thomson. They are inseparable. He also hangs around with Connor Parker and Kye Lynch. They enjoy snakes and ladders together.