"Despite the weather, I love summer in Britain, the festivals and outdoor activities," the Sun quoted him as saying. He added, "I'll miss the long days we have. The island may boast a tropical climate but it gets dark at 8pm."
A charity worker, Southall emerged victorious among more than 34,000 hopefuls for a six-month post as caretaker of Hamilton Island off Queensland, Australia.
He said he would pine for Sunday dinners, adding, "It will be far too hot to cook anything like that."