Who is Ron Hall? Meet the ‘charismatic and genuine’ financial advisor from Essex who is Love Island’s first partially-sighted contestant
As the latest series of Love Island kicks off, a whole new cast of sexy singletons are headed to the luxury South Africa villa.
Among them is financial advisor Ron Hall, 25, from Essex who is the ITV2 show’s first partially-sighted contestant.
The boxing-loving hunk promises to bring ‘fun and charisma’ the the villa and wants to find the one after years focusing on his career.
Making history: As the latest series of Love Island kicks off, a whole new cast of singletons are headed to South Africa including Ron Hall, who is the show’s first partially-sighted contestant
‘I just want to be naturally myself in there, have good times and make memories,’ Ron says.
‘I think people will enjoy my company. I’m the most genuine person you’ll meet. I’m genuine, caring and I’m a nice person – which you don’t find these days.’
Who is Ron Hall?
Ron, 25, is a financial advisor from Essex. He says he’s close to his family, who would describe him as a ‘a very funny, charismatic but genuine person.’
‘They know that I’ve got good morals. They know I’m a good person at heart. I’m not rude, I’m polite, I was brought up properly, a well-raised person,’ he adds.
‘My friends would say it’s very noticeable when I’m not around. I’m a good person to be around and I always ‘add’. I’m added value.’
Ron is a keen golfer and boxer, posting photos from his training and gym sessions on Instagram.
Sports fan: Keen golfer and boxer Ron is blind in one eye as the result of a football injury when he was just eight-years-old. ‘I went in for a header and got kicked in the face,’ he explains
How did Ron Hall lose his sight?
Ron is blind in one eye as the result of a football injury when he was just eight-years-old.
‘I went in for a header and got kicked in the face,’ he explains.
He says when people meet him they don’t notice his disability, adding: ‘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. It’s not hindered me in any shape or form. It’s a good conversation starter I must admit.’
How long has Ron Hall been single?
The hunk says he has been focusing on his career throughout his twenties and neglecting his love life.
‘I’m now 25 and I had in my head that I’d be with someone, settled and married by say 27,’ he admits. ‘It’s now coming awfully close to that.’
‘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.
‘I’m career focused and wanted to enjoy myself and do all the things I wanted to do. I now feel that I’m emotionally ready to say, I’m now ready to find someone.’
Ready to find the one: The hunk says he has been focusing on his career throughout his twenties and neglecting his love life
What would be Ron Hall’s ideal first date?
Down-to-earth Ron says he would keep things simple, explaining: ‘It would have to be an arcade.’
‘I could go with an abroad trip for an amazing sunset, but I just find arcades so class. They’re the best first dates.’
What is Ron Hall’s type?
Ron says his celebrity crush is the American singer Madison Beer.
What is Ron Hall’s Instagram?
Ron has 6.9k followers on Instagram, with his snaps including memories from his nights out with friends in London and Essex.
You can find his Instagram at @ronhall__
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Ellie Spence
Occupation: Business Development Executive at a law firm
Something not many people know about her: “When I was drunk I climbed over the gates of my friend’s house, fell and almost lost my leg.”
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘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’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Jordon Odofin
Occupation: Senior HR Advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘I don’t have a twin but everyone says me and one of my brothers look identical’
Name: Casey O’Gorman
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m really squeamish. I once cut my hand and passed out’
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