Hugo Hammond: everything you need to know about the Love Island contestant

He's the first ever physically disabled contestant

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by Hannah Mellin |

Today is officially the best Monday we've had in the heat office for a while. Love Island 2021 is returning to our screens in A WEEK and the cast are being announced hot off the press all day long.

So far we've had Sharon Gaffka, Aaron Francis, Liberty Poole, Shannon Singh AND up next is PE teacher and England Cricketer Hugo Hammond.

Let's get the low down on this hunk...

How old is Hugo Hammond?

Hugo is 24-years-old.

Where is Hugo Hammond from?

He's from Hampshire in the South Coast of England.


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What’s Hugo Hammond’s job?

Hugo is currently a PE teacher at a secondary school. He's a right sporty spice and hopefully will bring that to the Love Island villa.

"[I] 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."

Hugo is Love Island's first ever disabled contestant as he was born with clubfoot.

Explaining his condition, 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."

He has however never let him hold him back and has had a successful sporting career.

"I’ve actually played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability). I’ve been to Bangladesh, Dubai, I’ve been everywhere to play cricket," he revealed.

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Why is Hugo Hammond going on Love Island?

Hugo's been single for a while and lockdown really hasn't helped him get back in the dating game. He wants someone who he can be himself around and wants a best friend before any romance.

What is Hugo Hammond's type on paper?

A fellow sporty spice, of course!

"I’m into my sport and fitness so someone who shares similar hobbies and passions. Looks wise, tall and athletic. Hair - I love that balayage look, girls are very impressed when I say that!"

He also has labelled his perfect first date as "sunshine". Maybe a beach date, maybe a picnic, just as long as the sun is shining. 🌞

What happened between Hugo Hammond and Sharon Gaffka?

Hugo famously fell out with his Love Island 2021 co-star Sharon Gaffka in the villa when they argued over his comments about 'fake' girls. They were eventually able to put their row behind them and even became close pals but Sharon revealed she had "cut off" Hugo in June 2022 due to his "inappropriate" behaviour.

In an appearance on the Saving Grace podcast, Sharon claimed Hugo had made jokes about her being spiked following a drunken night out and also accused him of "inappropriate touching".

However, Hugo denied this in a statement on his TikTok story. He told his followers, "I wouldn't joke about someone being spiked, it's just not who I am, friend or not."

He added, "The wild comment made around inappropriate touching is outrageous and simply false, to say something like this is seriously damaging and paints an unfair picture of me. You cannot just throw that sort of language around."

Is Hugo Hammond on Instagram?

He sure is, but not in an influencer kind of way, just like Aaron, he's got 2,761 followers but his feed is full of holiday snaps and mirror selfies. Go follow him @hugo_hammond_.

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