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first disabled contestant Love Island 2021

 

Hugo HammondIMAGE COPYRIGHTITV
image captionHugo Hammond was born with clubfoot, making him the first disabled contestant

It's been over a year since we last got to experience the thrill of coupling up, mugging off and Casa Amor chaos.

But ITV have confirmed the first contestants who will be heading into Love Island's famous Majorca villa.

The starting line-up includes PE teacher Hugo Hammond from Hampshire, who has played disability cricket for England.

Love Island's last series to air was its winter version in South Africa in January 2020.

Paige Turley and Finley Tapp were named as the winners.

Brad Love IslandIMAGE COPYRIGHTITV
image captionBrad said he was appearing on the show because "who wouldn't want to be in a nice villa in a hot country?"

ITV has also put in place new protocols for mental health this year after concerns over contestant welfare.

Series seven contestants will receive comprehensive psychological support and training on how to handle social media negativity.

Former contestant Dr Alex George, who is also the government's youth mental health ambassador, helped with the new plan.

 

From  BBC