Hugo Hammond divides fans with latest move

The Love Island star's been trying something new and not everyone's convinced

Hugo Hammond Love Island rap

by Nathan Katnoria |
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As a PE teacher, cricket player and reality star, Love Island’s Hugo Hammond has got many strings to his bow. He can even sing, as showcased when footage of him belting out Sam Smith’s I’m Not The Only One resurfaced on social media while he was in the villa.

But Hugo’s recently been trying his hand at another musical talent and it’s fair to say that it’s definitely dividing opinions online.

The 2021 Islander shared a video of him rapping earlier this week as he took on the WYD Now TikTok challenge with an original verse about his Love Island experience.

Hugo Hammond Love Island rap

In the clip, which has had over 1million views, Hugo raps, “2022, looking back on 21, started teaching, lots of learning, it was kind of fun. Then she left me, I was feeling all alone so I signed up to that villa application on my phone. Hit the gym, something came, Mr H flew out to Spain.

“But then the summer of love turned into the summer of pain. Got the job done, flew back single, I was the same. But when I meet girls now, do they want me or just the name?"

While Hugo acknowledged that he was trying “something different” in the caption, many viewers took to the comments section to brand the video “awkward”.

“When you learn poetry in year 7,” joked one.

Another added, “New ick unlocked”, while a third wrote, “When I say I'm cackling.”

However, others defended Hugo and even compared him to rap icon Eminem.

One impressed fan wrote, “Is there anything Hugo can't do?”

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Faye Winter and Teddy Soares feud

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Love Island 2021 postcard

Love Island bosses brought the postcard challenge back during the 2021 series and it caused quite the stir in the villa. It left Millie Court in the dark about Liam Reardon's antics and Faye Winter thought Teddy Soares had kissed another girl however it was part of a game.Teddy returned (with Faye's teddy bear in hand) and was left single in the villa and Casa Amor bombshell Lillie Haynes returned and exposed Liam, which left Millie devastated.

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Love Island's lie detector test

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Laura Anderson and Paul Knops in the final

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Paige Turley and Finn Tapp's headline challenge

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Love Island axe smoking area

Remember the early days of Love Island where the majority of the Islanders would gossip over the smoking area? Well following a lot of complaints, in 2018 the producers took action and removed the smoking area from inside the villa.

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Casa Amor in 2019

They say Casa Amor is one of the hardest tests and the 2019 series proved it because it received over 300 complaints. Poor Amy Hart was left devastated when Curtis Pritchard admitted his head turned towards Jourdan Riane. Meanwhile, Amber Gill was left single when Michael Griffiths savagely dumped her for Joanna Chimonides.

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Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler's kiss

During the 2018 series, Love Island received 655 complaints following Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler's kiss. While Georgia insisted that they both intentionally kissed on their date, Jack was sure that he went to kiss her cheek but she moved in for the lips. Luckily the truth came out during the reunion and Georgia FINALLY apologised.

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Tommy Fury and Maura Higgins

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Dani Dyer crying

Jack Fincham was floored when he saw his ex-girlfriend walk into Casa Amor but no one was more devastated than Dani Dyer who was left in a flood of tears. After the episode aired, Ofcom received 2,644 complaints about the show.

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Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan's relationship

During the early stages of Love Island 2019, Ofcom received 600 complaints over Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan's relationship. Viewers accused him of having a "controlling nature" when Lucie was left in tears and Women's Aid issued a statement about the show.

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One more hit back and the negative comments and said, “Why does everyone hate on him, just let him be, FFS he's enjoying himself.”

Since then, Hugo’s turned off the comments on the original post and admitted, “If you don’t laugh you will cry.”

He added, “Don’t worry guys, I read all the love too xxx.”

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In other Love Island news, Hugo’s ex Amy recently went public with her new man following their failed romance. The Casa Amor bombshell admitted she was seeing someone when we caught up with her at Winter Wonderland in November when she told us, “They're definitely not [a Love Island star]. He was actually on the last series of Shipwrecked.”

The identity of Amy’s mystery man was revealed earlier this month as none other than Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands star Patrick Deaco, who won the E4 show in 2019 as part of The Tigers team.

Amy told OK!, “I went on the show, came out and we just both naturally messaged each other saying, 'I'm still single, would you want to see me again?' And it's made us realise we actually have something special, so yeah it's all been a bit crazy!”

She added, “I just feel really content, I've also just moved in with him. We're doing the flat up so it's a manic time to move in but you've got to have your challenges in the relationship so this is a good one. I feel really content which is so nice, I found a man which is what I kept stressing, I needed a man and I found a man.”

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