Love Island: Thirsk dancer joins line up of hit ITV show

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A DANCER from Thirsk with a cochlear implant who describes her dating life as “a shambles” is among the newly-announced line-up for Love Island this year.

Tasha Ghouri, from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, said she was heading into the villa in the hope of finding “the one.”

Tasha Ghouri Picture: INSTAGRAM

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The 23-year-old, who also models, said her family and friends would describe her as a “party animal” as she gets wild on a night out.

The Northern Echo: Tasha Ghouri Picture: INSTAGRAMTasha Ghouri Picture: INSTAGRAM

However, she also inspires others as she is open about her hearing challenges and her need for a cochlear implant.

Ms Ghouri also admitted that she is a “girls’ girl” and was prepared to step on a few toes “in the nicest way possible” in her quest to find a man.

She will be joining a group of contestants when the popular ITV2 series returns on Monday (June 6) at 9pm.

The Northern Echo: Tasha Ghouri Picture: INSTAGRAMTasha Ghouri Picture: INSTAGRAM

Another contestant is 27-year-old Davide Snaclimenti from Rome, and 23-year-old Indiyah Polack.

This year, new contestants will enter a new villa in Majorca as the previous property near Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, in the east of the Spanish island has become unavailable for the forthcoming series.

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The Northern Echo: Tasha Ghouri Picture: INSTAGRAMTasha Ghouri Picture: INSTAGRAM

Laura Whitmore is set to return as host for the series, which is available to watch on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

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