LOVE Island is back with a brand new series, with more hunks in trunks and bikini babes.
The line-up includes Ron Hal, who has revealed he is blind in one eye.
What happened to Ron Hall's eye?
Ron Hall lost the sight in his right eye in a footballing accident when he was just eight-years-old.
It happened after he went in for a header, but was instead kicked in the face.
Since that tragic accident, he has been completely blind in one of his eyes.
Speaking about signing him, a source on the ITV2 show previously told The Sun: “The casting team are excited by the signing.
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"It’s a really positive move to have more diversity on-screen, especially as there are so few blind people on telly.
“Ron is great guy, he’s got loads of mates and is sports mad, he loves golf and has recently taken up boxing.
“He’s keen to meet new people and, hopefully, find love.
“He’s also really open about his disability and is hoping to raise awareness and help others by discussing it on screen.”
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Ron follows model Tasha Ghouri who appeared as the first deaf contestant in the 2022 summer’s series.
The reality series has been criticised for a lack of diversity in previous years.
However, a National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) spokeswoman told The Sun: “We are pleased to see greater representation of people with disabilities on reality shows.
"We hope the TV series will continue to diversify their contestants and actors to challenge misconceptions of those living with a disability.”
What has Ron Hall said about his eye?
Before going into the villa, Ron opened up about being blind in one eye
He told ITV: "On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.
"It was the result of a football injury when I was 8; I went in for a header and got kicked in the face.
"I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green. It’s added to my character, there are so many people that are worse off than me.
"And if anything, losing something like that makes you realise that.
Ron went on: "It’s not hindered me in any shape or form. It’s a good conversation starter I must admit."
Who is Ron Hall?
Born in 1996, Ron is a finance worker who hails from Essex.
He has switched the world of business to become a reality star on Love Island 2023.
Speaking about being selected for the show, he told ITV: "I think it’s the best show to find love on.
"I’m now 26 and I had in my head that I’d be with someone, settled and married by say 27… it’s now coming awfully close to that.
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"It’s now a good opportunity for me to force myself into that intense environment.
"I don’t use dating apps and texting, it’s forced. Being in there, chatting to someone 24/7 that suits me and my personality."
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