Love Island's first deaf contestant Tasha Ghouri says her friends think she is 'inspirational'

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Tasha Ghour is Love Island's first deaf contestant credit:Bang Showbiz
Tasha Ghour is Love Island's first deaf contestant credit:Bang Showbiz

Tasha Ghouri says her friends think she is “inspirational” for being the first deaf ‘Love Island’ contestant.

The ASOS model is “really open about” her disability and says her her loved-ones commend her for her honesty.

The 23 year-model said: "I think they’d also say I’m inspirational because of my hearing and my cochlear implant. I inspire quite a lot of people because I’m really open about it."

She also said:" [My friends and family] would definitely describe me as wild

"I’m definitely a party animal. I love my prosecco and to have a dance - I’m always on the dance floor…”

Tasha is heading into the villa because her attempts at dating has been “a shambles”.

She said: "My dating life has been a shambles.

"This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. I'm definitely ready for a relationship."

Tasha quipped that she has no issue with “stepping on toes” to “find her man”.

People have commended the casting choice as “something really positive” for young people watching at home.

An insider told the Sun newspaper: “Everyone is really excited about having Natasha on the show.

"It’s something really positive for youngsters to see. She looks amazing in a bikini, has a great bubbly personality and just happens to be deaf.

“She wears a cochlear implant which helps with her hearing loss.”

Tasha will be joined in the villa by 10 other sexy singletons looking for love, such as Ikenna Ekwonna, who helped develop the COVID-19.

The 23-year-old pharmacist said: "I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone."

Ikenna added: "Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement. I’m not really shy to speak to people and I don’t really care too much about what people think."

Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 6th June on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.

Love Island - the nation’s favourite dating show - returns for its eighth series on Monday 6th June at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

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