The Love Island And Too Hot To Handle Crossover You Might Have Missed…

Two of the reality shows' biggest stars have a secret past...

Love Island Tasha and Too Hot to Handle Robert

by Aaliyah Harry |

Now, this is a crossover we didn't see coming... Last night we were introduced to 11 new Love Island contestants including Tasha Ghouri, the shows first ever deaf contestant. In 2021 Too Hot To Handle took Netflix by storm and has continued to be a rival dating show for Love Island. But apparently the similar shows have a lot more in common than anyone thought. There is a secret Love Island and Too Hot To Handle dating crossover that has now been revealed.

It turns out Tasha Ghouri and Too Hot To Handle's Robert Van Tromp used to date. And recently. In fact their romance ended in March – just three months before Tasha was announced for the ITV2 series. Before entering the villa Grazia quizzed Tasha on her dating past, including any reality stars. She teased, 'Well, wouldn't you like to know? I might have, I might have not.' Adding, 'I'm going into this villa for, celebrity or not, I'm looking for someone special in my life.'

According to the MailOnline Robert, who starred on Too Hot to Handle last year, is devastated to see her on the show searching for love. The close source also alluded to the fact that the reality star was hoping to rekindle their connection. 'Robert is gutted after seeing Tasha on Love Island,' the source told MailOnline. 'She ticks all his boxes and he had hoped to reconnect with her after regretting their break up.'

They add, 'Tasha is the one that got away and he believes he let a gem go, watching her on the show this summer won't be easy for him.’ The exes reportedly met in October 2021 and dated for five months. The islander told Grazia that that her last relationship (which was with Robert) ended 'mutually.'

Robert was last in a relationship with his former Too Hot to Handle co-star Christina Carmela after the pair met on the show. They split in September 2021, a month before Robert allegedly met Tasha on a dating app.

Tasha told Grazia about the type of man she's looking for ahead of her Love Island stint - revealing that she's got very high standards. She said,' I need someone who's confident, honest and sexy.' Well, her journey on the hit ITV2 show is off to a flying start. The dancer is currently coupled up with real estate agent Andrew Le Page, but has set her sights on Italian bombshell Davide Sanclimenti.


heat Love Island 2022 cast

Paige Love Island
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Paige Thorne was the first Love Island star confirmed for the series. And whoever is running her Instagram revealed how she managed to keep her Love Island stint a secret.

Dami Love Island Season 8
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Dami Hope is also heading into the villa and his fancy job is basically proof that he's a genius.

Indiyah Love Island Season 8
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She's not even stepped into the villa yet but Indiyah Polack's Instagram is already #goals.

Liam Love Island Season 8
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Love Island fans are already obsessed with how FIT Liam Llewllyn is and same, tbh.

Davide Love Island Season 8
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Davide Sanclimenti is without a doubt one of the best looking Islanders but here's hoping he'll follow in the footsteps as Ovie Soko and not Adam Collard...

Tasha Love Island
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Tasha Ghouri is making Love Island history as the first ever deaf contestant. After a little research we also discovered how you probably already know the star.

Gemma Love Island
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We wonder if Gemma Owen - aka Michael Owen's daughter - will follow in the footsteps as Dani Dyer and Tommy Fury...

Ikenna Love Island
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As soon as we heard Ikenna Ekwonna worked at the pharmaceutical vaccine company during the pandemic, we were obsessed.

Andrew Love Island
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Andrew Le Page has described himself as a "good boyfriend". Here's hoping he'll actually find love in the villa then.

Amber Love Island
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Amber Beckford has said she has "main character energy" and so has the Love Island Instagram page... Can't wait to see her onscreen.

Luca Love Island
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After Luca Bish was asked about meeting potential partners he said, "... I think when you go looking for it, it's not as easy though, it's like you're too desperate for it." Good luck on Love Island luv.

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