The dating show, hosted by Laura Whitmore, will see contestants hoping to couple up and win the £50,000 prize money – and among them is Hugo Hammond, a PE teacher and cricketer looking to find love after lockdown.
He’s the show’s first ever disabled contestant, having been born with clubfoot.
Here’s all you need to know about clubfoot, a condition which affects around one to four of every 1,000 babies.
What is clubfoot?
Clubfoot is is where a baby is born with a foot or feet that turn in and under.
Early treatment and physiotherapy can correct it, and it usually isn’t painful.
It occurs in around 1 in 1,000 children, and is more common in boys.
It’s usually diagnosed in the womb, and is thought by doctors to be genetic as it runs in families.
The 24-year-old sports fanatic spoke about the condition, saying he ‘had lots of operations’ when he was a kid.
He added: ‘You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.’
‘I’ve actually played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability). I’ve been to Bangladesh, Dubai, I’ve been everywhere to play cricket,’ he added.
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