There's nothing like a dose of Love Island to get us through the harsh winter months, and we're in luck: the show has returned to our screens for its 2023 winter season on ITV2 and ITVX.


The dating show returned on Monday 16th January, with the first 10 Love Island 2023 cast members making their way to the South African villa as Maya Jama took over presenting duties.

One contestant who has already made his mark is Ron, a financial advisor from Essex, who is coupled up with Lana.

Ron is the first cast member to have his head turned by a bombshell after model Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown whisked him off for a date outside the villa last night (Wednesday 18th January).

It’s safe to say the date went pretty well as the pair bonded over their shared interests, and afterwards, Ron wasted little time in admitting that his head was definitely turning.

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Ron is a financial advisor from Essex and the show's first partially-sighted contestant, but what else do we know about him? Read on for everything you need to know about the Love Island 2023 contestant.

Here is everything you need to know about Ron Hall ahead of the start of Winter Love Island 2023.

Ron Hall - key facts

Age: 25

Job: Financial advisor

Instagram: @ronhall__

Why did Ron Hall want to take part in Love Island?

On entering the Villa, Ron has said he just wants to "be naturally myself in there, have good times and make memories", while adding that he will bring "fun and charisma" and saying he thinks people will enjoy his company.

Ron is blind in one eye as a result of a football injury when he was eight years old. He subsequently has different coloured eyes, with one being blue and one green.

He said: "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."

Is Ron Hall on Instagram?

He is! Ron currently has over 2,000 followers on the social platform.

In his bio he says he's "off to find love in the @loveisland villa". You can find him at @ronhall__.

What is Ron Hall looking for in a partner?

Ron hasn't revealed much yet about what he's looking for in a partner, but he has given his own pitch for those in the villa, telling them why they should date him.

He said: "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."

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Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm on Monday 16th January. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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