Yes, it’s that time again… island of love Season is around the corner.
The ITV2 dating show returned on Monday (6 June) with a new cast of singletons looking for love – and a new mansion to boot.
Among this year’s is Tasha Ghouri, a model and dancer from Thirsk in North Yorkshire.
The 23-year-old is the first deaf candidate to appear island of love She made headlines last year after pictures of her modeling earrings for fashion giant Asos – showing her cochlear implant – went viral.
Ghouri was born completely deaf and received her cochlear implant at the age of five. Through her hearing, Ghouri said her friends and family call her “inspirational,” adding, “I inspire quite a lot of people because I’m really open about it.”
Within the first two weeks of the series, Tasha bonded with Andrew. However, the arrival of the new bombshell Charlie on June 22 threatened to turn her head.
On Thursday’s (June 23) episode, Tasha was one of two girls chosen by Charlie for a private date in the hot tub.
When asked to summarize her dating life before the series began, Ghouri called it “garbage” and “a mess.”
“This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the right one’ while having a great summer. I’m definitely ready for a relationship,” she said. “I’m 23 now, so I’m ready to meet someone, go on vacation and travel with them.
“I think guys get pretty intimidated by me. I’ve been on so many dates, but it just didn’t work out for me. I haven’t found this click on anyone yet. I guess I’m waiting for that click moment and that spark, it’s all about that first date spark.”
Ghouri has said she is a “party animal” who would bring lots of fun to the villa.
“I might have to tiptoe, but I’ll do it in the nicest way,” she joked.
Bookmakers are already placing bets on who will win the series while you can find The Independent‘s own predictions here.
island of love continues every night at 9pm on ITV2, except on Saturdays, where a compilation of unseen footage is shown.
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