Tasha Ghouri’s doting father jumps to her defence after she shed tears due to the boys ‘rude’ reaction during the latest Love Island recoupling
The latest recoupling proved to be its most dramatic yet, as a furious Tasha slammed the boys ‘rude’ reaction after she was once again chosen by Andrew over bombshell Charlie.
Company director Tarek, 56, gushed over his daughter, 23, and revealed she had only been herself on the ITV2 dating show.
Sweet: Tasha Ghouri’s beloved father jumped to her defence after the Love Island star shed tears following a tough couple of days in the villa
He told The Mirror: ‘Tasha is a very genuine, natural, compassionate person and I’ve seen many examples of when she’s been there to support other contestants. Generally, it’s great to see her enjoying the villa and making new friendships – that makes me smile.’
Tasha, who is a dancer and model, was diagnosed as deaf at birth and wears a cochlear implant.
Tarek opened up about the moment his family found out she was deaf: ‘It was a difficult time and something that we had to come to terms with. Once we’d accepted that and had a plan, we got on with the plan – learn sign language and get her all the help and technology she needed.’
Supportive: Company director Tarek, 56, gushed over his daughter, 23, and revealed she had only been herself on the ITV2 dating show
He told The Mirror : ‘Tasha is a very genuine, natural, compassionate person and I’ve seen many examples of when she’s been there to support other contestants’
Tasha grew up in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, and Tarek revealed she had a great support network during her childhood.
He said: ‘She lacked a little bit of confidence when she hit her teens… ‘I’m different and I’ve got a hearing problem and I’ve got this thing on my ear.’ Boys start to come along and maybe she doubted whether she was attractive enough. But then she blossomed.’
On Friday’s episode, dramatic scenes saw Tasha break down in tears after learning the boys had cast doubt on her romance with Andrew, noting her head had been turned by every new man that had entered the villa after she confessed she was open to get to know Charlie.
Furious! The latest recoupling proved to be its most dramatic yet, as a furious Tasha slammed the boys ‘rude’ reaction after she was once again chosen by Andrew over bombshell Charlie
Despite this, Charlie decided to pursue a different connection with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu leaving the rest of the Islanders stunned, while Jay Younger made a bold move, stealing Paige Thorne from Jacques.
Andrew was keen to find out how Tasha’s date with Charlie went, and she explained: ‘I went in with a complete open-mind to see what happens. It was a good date. He’s a good-looking guy,’ before confessing she felt she’d ‘lost herself’ since she first entered the villa nearly three weeks earlier
‘I’m not surprised he picked you. You’re a very good-looking girl. You’re obviously super nice and amazing,’ replied Andrew.
Information: Keen to find out how the date went, Andrew quizzed Tasha on the date as they had a chat afterwards
But after Tasha admitted to enjoying the date with the new bombshell, Andrew was left disheartened ahead of the recoupling, and the boys quickly noted it was clear how much he liked Tasha.
A frustrated Andrew said: ‘One minute she is saying she would leave with me if I was voted out and the next she is saying she wants to get to know him! Hmmm… Do you know what f**k this!’
‘I know what’s happening tonight,’ the real estate agent told pals Antigoni Buxton and Jay Younger – suggesting Charlie would pick Tasha to recouple with.
Love Island continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVHub. All episodes are available the following morning on Britbox.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘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. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Antigoni Buxton
Why Love Island? I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.
‘I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’
Name: Charlie Radnedge
Occupation: Real estate developer
Why do you think you’re a catch? ‘I am probably slightly more mature than some other people in the Villa. I’ve got some things figured out. I think I’m ready to settle down, basically.’