Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri amused show viewers during the launch episode on Monday when she said she thought Guernsey was located in Ireland.
The reality contestant, 23, made the statement shortly after entering the villa when she learned who she’d been voted to couple-up with by the public.
Model Tasha was partnered with Dubai-based real estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, who is originally from the Channel Island of Guernsey.
Surprise: Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri, 23, amused show viewers during the launch episode on Monday when she thought Andrew Le Page’s home location of Guernsey was located in Ireland
Upon meeting Andrew, Tasha asked: ‘Where’s your accent from?’
Andrew told her: ‘I’m from Guernsey but I live in Dubai,’ to which she responded: ‘Ah, I like you’re Irish accent.’
A surprised Andrew asked: ‘Did you say Irish?!’, to which Tasha queried: ‘Isn’t in Ireland?’
Match made in heaven? Model Tasha was partnered with Dubai-based real estate agent Andrew, 27, who is originally from the Chanel Island of Guernsey
Andrew explained: ‘It’s a little island between England and France,’ to which Tasha smiled and said: ‘Interesting.’
Tasha’s comments surprised some show viewers, with many taking to Twitter to express their amusement.
One person remarked: ‘Tasha is really dense init? His Italian accent is massively obvious but she (confidently) thought my man from Guernsey had an Irish accent?? GERROOOOOUT!! #LoveIsland .’
Small talk: Upon meeting Andrew, Tasha asked: ‘Where’s your accent from?’, with her comments amusing show viewers
Entertainment: Andrew told her: ‘I’m from Guernsey but I live in Dubai,’ to which she responded: ‘Ah, I like you’re Irish accent’
Another shocked viewer wrote: ‘Not Tasha thinking Guernsey was near Ireland #LoveIsland2022.’
Sharing a picture of a girl looking inquisitively at a computer screen, another person wrote: ‘Tasha when she finds out Guernsey is not in Ireland #loveisland.’
While someone else posted: ‘Not Tasha saying The Guernsey accent was Irish? #LoveIsland.’
Reaction: Tasha’s comments surprised some show viewers, with many taking to Twitter to express their amusement
Another astounded viewer tweeted: ‘Does Tasha really not know where Guernsey is omg #loveisland.’
Posting a picture of a child with an awkward expression on his face, another Love Island fan wrote: ‘Tasha not knowing where Guernsey is #Loveisland.’
Alongside a photo of another person with a puzzled expression on their face, one other audience member posted: ‘Not Tasha saying Guernsey is Ireland #LoveIsland.
Love Island made its much-anticipated return to screens on Monday night, with ten hopeful singletons heading to a brand new Mallorcan villa in search of ‘fun, flirting and fifty grand’.
The series kicked off with a dramatic twist as viewers were given the chance to vote for this year’s first couples for the first time, but romances have already been put to the test with the arrival of hunky bombshell Davide Sanclimenti.
While the couples were mere hours into getting to know one another, the Islanders learned that one girl would be left vulnerable as Davide chose which one he’d like to be paired up with, and Gemma didn’t waste any time stealing a cheeky smooch from the hunk.
Love in the air? Love Island made its much-anticipated return to screens on Monday night, and Gemma Owen was quickly paired up with Liam Llewellyn thanks to a public vote
In the opening scenes of the much-anticipated new series, the girls – Gemma Owen, Indiyah Polack, Paige Thorne, Tasha Ghouri and Amber Beckford- were seen sat round the infamous fire pit when host Laura Whitmore welcomed them to the ITV dating show.
While Amber admitted she wanted something more ‘long-term’ rather than summer fling, adding: ‘I’ve been single for a year and a half now.’
And when quizzed on her turn-offs, Indiyah replied: ‘Bad, bad fashion sense!’
Already? Within hours it appeared that Gemma’s head had been turned, as she jumped at the chance to kiss Italian bombshell Davide Sanclimenti during a game of dares
As the girls lined up in front of the pool for their male co-star’s arrival, Laura dropped a huge bombshell, admitting that the first coupling is not going to go as they expected on the eighth series.
She revealed: ‘Well girls, it’s time to couple up. There is something I haven’t told you yet – things are a little different this year.
‘You thought you’d all be stepping forward for the boys you fancy the most. However, this is Love Island and you never know what to expect.
At odds: The series kicked off with a dramatic twist as viewers were given the chance to vote for this year’s first couples for the first time, but romances have already been put to the test with the arrival of Davide
They’re here! In the opening scenes of the much-anticipated new series, the girls were seen sat round the infamous fire pit when host Laura Whitmore welcomed them to the ITV dating show
‘For the first time ever, we asked the public to play cupid and pick the boy they thought you should couple up with.’
But Tasha didn’t seem too apprehensive at the twist, saying: ‘I trust the public, I trust them,’ while Gemma confessed that she was ‘absolutely sh*****g it.’
One by one, the boys made their entrance into the villa, kicking off with microbiologist, Dami Hope, 26, who admitted he’d been intentionally single for four years in the hope of finding his dream girl – along with the unexpected anecdote that he boasts a heart-shaped tattoo on his manhood.
Revealing the girl he’d be coupling up with, thanks to the public vote, Laura announced that it would Amber, who told Laura: ‘Yeah why not, I guess we’ll see!’
Up next was student Liam Llewellyn, 22, who confessed he can get ‘hypnotised’ by a girl’s good looks before getting to know their personality.
Good choice? The first hunk to enter the villa was microbiologist Dami Hope, 26, who admitted he’d been intentionally single for four years in the hope of finding his dream girl
Good match? Revealing the girl he’d be coupling up with, thanks to the public vote, Laura announced that it would Amber, who told Laura: ‘Yeah why not, I guess we’ll see!’
Upon learning he’d been coupled up with Gemma, Liam said he was ‘happy,’ while Gemma noted that the hunk was ‘cute.’
Third to enter the villa was salesman Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, who boasts the record of kissing ‘between 15 and 20 girls’ in one night and a self-confessed ‘wandering eye.’
Coupled up with Indiyah, the beauty was taken aback by his height, but gave little away in her initial reaction.
Up next was Dubai-based real estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, who was paired up with Tasha, who gushed she was ‘happy’ to be put with the ‘cheeky’ hunk, leaving Paige to be coupled with fish salesman Luca Bish, 23.
Head turned? Up next was student Liam Llewellyn, 22, who confessed he can get ‘hypnotised’ by a girl’s good looks before getting to know their personality
Love in the air? Upon learning he’d been coupled up with Gemma, Liam said he was ‘happy,’ while Gemma noted that the hunk was ‘cute’
As Laura confirmed that Luca would be paired with Paige, who confessed ‘the suspense literally killed her,’ and ‘we would see’ whether they were a good match.
The couples were then given some time to get to know one another with the boys quickly comparing notes about the girls they’d been paired with.
A clearly-thrilled Liam gushed that Gemma was ‘100% his type,’ while Paige admitted Luca ‘wasn’t usually her type,’ due to his short stature, but his collection of tattoos ‘made up for it.’
Love Island continues on Tuesday on ITV2 at 9pm.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Liam Llewellyn
Location: Newport, South Wales
Occupation: Masters Student
Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to grow together.
Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’