Love Island star Hugo Hammond has been a treat with viewers.
Fans of the popular dating series were thrilled when the lineup for the next show was announced today (June 21).
Among the candidates is Love Island’s very first disabled candidate, Hugo, 24.
Hugo Hammond hailed by Love Island fans
The future islander previously played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability).
Speaking about his disability, he said: “I was born with club foot. I had a lot of operations when I was a kid. You can’t really tell when I’m walking barefoot.
“I have a very short Achilles heel. I walk lightly on my tiptoes.
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And it looks like the handsome PE teacher is a fan favorite.
Commenting on the star, one said: “Hugo is a bit of me.”
Another added: “I think he’s my favorite so far.”
Hugo Hammond has proven popular with Love Island fans (ITV)
A third shared, “Omg that smile.”
Meanwhile, others were excited to see a teacher on the show.
One of them posted: “A teacher! Like.”
A second responded: “Why don’t my physical education teachers look like this ?!
Why don’t my physical education teachers look like this ?!
Another said, “Oh a teacher! Don’t get much of it on LI. I bet he will be the voice of reason in most situations and the one who gives a lot and sometimes the best advice to others.
A fourth commented: “I suddenly love physical education again.
Faye Winter is one of the stars joining Love Island this year (ITV)
How did Love Island fans react to other contestants?
Meanwhile, viewers were quick to deliver their verdict on the rest of this year’s lineup.
Candidate Chloe Burrows, 25, has been compared to a series of famous faces.
One of them said, “Don’t you think she looks like Sophie Hinchliffe?
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Another added: “It gives me Olivia Attwood vibes.”
A third wrote, “More like Ms. Hinch’s vibes.”
Additionally, some viewers have claimed that 25-year-old Sharon Gaffka looks like Jacqueline Jossa.
However, others weren’t impressed with the show’s “lack of diversity”.
On Twitter, one said: “WHERE IS DIVERSITY? If this is the ITV version of “diversity,” we have a long way to go. #LoveIsland.
A second complained: “So where is the body diversity? Because they all look the same as they do every year, 6 packs and perfect bodies. We need more buns and beer belly #LoveIsland. “
Another added: “Quick question @ LoveIsland… What does ‘Diversity’ mean?
Where is the body diversity then? Because they all look alike like they do every year, 6 packs and perfect bodies we need more #LoveIsland bap rolls and beer belly
– congratulatedaaaa. (@ creamcanal5) June 21, 2021
What happened to the promised island of love of bodily diversity? Where is the inclusiveness. It’s boring. Every year, it’s the same type of people, what’s the point ?? #LoveIsland
– isobel sutton (@ isobelsutton3) June 21, 2021
Seeking the diversity we were promised on Love Island #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/OG9Ha54RaJ
– Copella (@Guappiana) June 21, 2021
A fourth shared: “Will Love Island 2021 be the most diverse of all time?” Is that so? There is certainly no bodily diversity.
Nonetheless, some viewers are anxious for the show to begin.
Another shared, “Is anyone else excited for the return of Love Island?” Something we can watch every night!
“I can’t tell you how excited I am for this,” wrote a second, adding: “Not being able to go anywhere on my own, or be young and free and single; I will live my life vicariously at through young, fit singles.
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