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07th Sep 2022

Tasha Ghouri praised for new sign language awareness partnership

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Fair play.

Tasha Ghouri may not have won Love Island but she’s certainly making a name for herself, with another partnership landing on her Instagram page.

The model has teamed up with Cadbury’s Fingers and the National Deaf Children’s Society to announce some big news – all through British Sign Language (BSL).

Posting an Instagram reel, she revealed that she and boyfriend Andrew Le Page are moving in together. Instead of giving subtitles, they were half hidden as she signed, making a point of showing hearing people what it can feel like regularly for the deaf community.

As Tasha has partnered with the all important charity to spread the message that if we all learned a little bit of sign language, those who rely on it would feel more included.

“Andrew and I have talked about moving in together for a while,” she said in the post. “We’ve finally found our dream place! It’s OFFICIAL!”


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She revealed the place is based in East London, before continuing: “We’re also excited to go furniture shopping for a big sofa, so we can relax, watch movies and cuddle.”

Fans and friends went on to show their support in the comments, with many former islanders saying how proud they are of her.

Andrew wrote: “so proud of you,” while Ekin-Su said: “My angel so proud of you!”

While Gemma Owen sent an array of cheering emojis, Dami Hope said: “Proud of you Tasha,” while Indiyah wrote: “So proud of you baby.”

Tasha recently shut down “stereotypical and ableist” comments that were made about the way she acts as a deaf woman.

After coming fourth on the dating series, she was the first ever deaf contestant on the show and has a cochlear implant fitted to aid her with her hearing.

Tasha was born deaf as a result of the “small hairs in the cochlear were missing and damaged” and her doctors still don’t know why.

After using British Sign Language when she was young, she became less reliant on it after getting the implant and learning to lip read.

Opening up about ableist comments in a new YouTube video, Tasha said that there is pressure for her to “act a certain way because I wear a cochlear implant”.