TASHA Ghouri’s dad has shared what it’s like for parents to watch their children in the Love Island villa.
And Tarek, 55, has praised the huge machine behind Love Island that puts in place a number of care procedures.
Tasha’s dad has revealed all about Love Island’s care over their contestants
He said: “I was initially concerned because of the history of some of these types of shows.
“But as we talked it through and as I got more involved in the process, ITV were very inclusive – including the family in that – and that just built confidence very quickly.
“The duty of care they’ve got is fantastic. I have to say it’s been thorough.
“I have personal numbers of people that can ring if I see something on TV that I’m not, you know, not happy with or if Tasha is behaving in a way that wouldn’t be normal for her.
“And I know that I can get a hold of someone and they can intervene and find out what’s going on.”
The channel extended its duty of care procedure of this eighth series of Love Island.
Islanders were offered video training and guidance covering inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviours and microaggressions.
And they watched videos featuring past Islanders that covered what they should expect, how to cope, dealing with social media trolling, and adapting to life away from the show.
Tarek went on: “I mean, Tasha, she’s 23 she’s a woman, but I’m still her dad. And, you know, and mom’s involved as well. So you know, we’re all catching up with what’s going on, and we’re very happy with the situation.
“I can’t comment for the other parents. But I did my research and I watched Love Island previously. And I rewound on the previous series just to refresh my memory about what it’s all about.
“Tasha is there truly to find love, I mean, she’s always wanted a steady boyfriend but was travelling to college, then at University working really hard for a dance degree and working part time jobs as well. And then she went off to do some dance work.”
And speaking to The Sun to support the National Deaf Children’s Society, Tarek added: “So it’s been a bit transient for her, you know, to find a relationship in one particular place.”
Watch Tasha on Love Island, tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
Tasha is one of the stars of the current seriesCredit: ITV/Shutterstock
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