Who is Tasha Ghouri? First ever deaf contestant on Love Island

Tasha Ghouri was confirmed as Love Island 2022's fifth contestant in May 2022, and will be the show's first deaf star.

But who is she, and who else is in the cast?

Who is Tasha Ghouri?

Tasha Ghouri is a 23-year-old dancer and model from Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

She has already represented the deaf community as an ASOS model, with her cochlear implant visible in a recent campaign.

Speaking about why she is doing the ITV show, the model 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."

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Asked what she will bring to the villa, Tasha continued: "[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.

"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."

The soon-to-be reality star also joked she would have no problem "stepping on toes" of other girls to "find her man".

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Last year, the ITV2 series included teacher Hugo Hammond, 25, who was born with a club foot and represented those with disabilities.

And previously Niall Aslam, 26, who appeared in the fourth series, suffered from autism spectrum disorder.

A show source said of Tasha taking part in Love Island: “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.

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

Is Tasha Ghouri on Instagram and TikTok?

The power of social media has been a major factor in the show's success.

The show's return will bring back passionate reactions from the fans on Twitter, and greatly enhance the social followings of the cast.

Tasha Ghouri is on Instagram, and ahead of the show launch had over 26,500 followers on the channel.

You can follow her @tashaghouri.

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She is also on TikTok, where she had over 29,000 followers prior to the start of the show.

You can follow her on the video sharing platform @tashaghouri1.

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