Love Island featuring show's first contestant with a disability 1 month ago

Love Island featuring show's first contestant with a disability

This year's contestants were announced this morning.

Love Island will feature the show's first ever contestant with a disability this year.


Hugo Hammond, a 24-year-old PE teacher from Hampshire, is set to enter the villa next Monday with the intention of finding love and maybe even winning himself a bit of money.

And given the reaction to his reveal already, we wouldn't be too surprised if this guy ended up as an early fan favourite.

Hugo was born with clubfoot, a condition that causes the foot to turn upwards - but he didn't let his deformity stop him from living life to the fullest.

“I had lots of operations when I was a kid,” he said. “You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.”

To embrace his disability, Hugo has also travelled around the world playing cricket for the England Physical Disability squad. He hasn't however, had a whole lot of time to meet someone special.


"With the current climate, it's been really hard to get back into dating," he said. "I saw [this show] as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there."

You can check out the rest of this summer's contestants as they're announced over here.