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7 July 2021, 15:53 | Updated: 8 July 2021, 15:17
Hugo Hammond is just one cast member on the Love Island 2021 line-up – here’s what you need to know about him including his age, job and Instagram.
Love Island 2021’s Hugo Hammond is one of the singletons in the villa looking for love.
Hugo is Love Island’s first-ever contestant with a known physical disability, with the singleton revealing he was born with clubfoot.
Get to know new Love Island contestant, Hugo, from his age to his job and what he's said about his disability.
Hugo is 24 years old and is a PE teacher from Hampshire.
A massive sports fan, the contestant has also played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability), with Hugo revealing: “I’ve been to Bangladesh, Dubai, I’ve been everywhere to play cricket.”
Speaking about his job, he added: “I teach secondary school PE. Absolutely love my job. I love all my sports. It’s great to be able to pass on that enthusiasm to be physically active to the younger generation and hopefully they feel the same about me teaching them.”
Ahead of joining the Love Island line-up in the villa, Hugo opened up a little on his disability, revealing he was born with clubfoot which is when someone is born with feet that turn in or under.
He said: “I was born with clubfoot. I had lots of operations when I was a kid. You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.”
You can follow Hugo on Instagram @hugo_hammond_ – he quickly gained over 100,000 followers within the first week of the show, a count which is still soaring!
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.