As Love Island opens its doors to the legendary Casa Amor tonight (28 June), 12 new contestants will head into the villas. One of those hopefuls is Belle Hassan, a 21-year-old beauty technician, whose actor father has worked alongside big names such as Danny Dyer and Daniel Craig.
Tamer Hassan may have had a brief role as a member of the Dothraki in the hugely-popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, but he’s undoubtedly best known for portraying a fictional firm leader in sports drama film The Football Factory.
Across his career, he’s also starred in Kick-Ass, Clash of the Titans and Matthew Vaughn’s crime drama Layer Cake. He appeared with Dyer for a second time in The Business.
Much like Dyer, he’s known for typically playing the ‘hardman’ character onscreen, which might make some of the male Islanders nervous to couple-up with Belle. Although, seeing as Dani Dyer matched with Jack Fincham early on last year, and went on to win the whole competition... perhaps not.
Talking about her famous father, Hassan told The Sun: "Because he was in a film with Danny Dyer, I’ve met Dani Dyer when we were kids.
"He is a very supportive dad, he is like my best friend and is always there for me.
“He’s told me to be myself but has also warned me ‘I’m watching and I’m going to be seeing every detail!’”
Announcing her imminent introduction to the ITV dating show, Hassan shared a promo image of herself on Instagram, with the caption: “Secrets out!”
Later, her 51-year-old father commented on it, saying: “My beautiful princess will be amazing be the best you can my baby and always be you [sic].”
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.