Tyrique Hyde: get to know the Love Island 2023 star

He made it all the way to the final with Ella Thomas


by Emily Vierke |
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The most recent series of Love Island is well and truly done and, from shock dumpings to the return of ultimate bombshell Kady McDermott, it was one for the history books.

One of the most entertaining Love Island 2023 contestants by far was Tyrique Hyde, whose rollercoaster relationship with Ella Thomas had us gripped.

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From charming Kady and Leah Taylor, to being the boss of all the Love Island boys, Tyrique made for hella good telly.

Ty sure had a journey on the show and let's not forget his iconic talent show performance with runner up, Whitney Adebayo, where they offered up a catchy rap song "It's giving bad b**ch."

Although Ty was the villa 'bad boy' he made it all the way to final with girlfriend Ella and shocked every single person in the whole wide world when he stayed loyal during Casa Amor week.

Who is Tyrique Hyde?

Tyrique is one of the OG Islanders who entered the Love Island 2023 villa in June.

How old is Tyrique Hyde?

He is 24 years old.

Where is Tyrique Hyde from?

Essex, babes.

What does Tyrique Hyde do?

He is a semi-professional footballer and plays for Lewes FC.

Who is Tyrique Hyde's dad?

Tyrique's dad is a pretty famous footballer called Micah Hyde. Micah was a professional footballer who played for Watford in the Premier League in the 1990s.

Is Tyrique Hyde friends with Toby Aromolaran?

Before going into the villa, Tyrique confessed he was pals with Love Island 2021 finalist Toby Aromolaran.

When asked what his claim to fame was, he replied, "Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school."

What is Tyrique Hyde's disability?

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tyrique in the villa ITV

Tyrique was born deaf in his right ear. He has a lightning bolt tattooed behind his left ear, which he says symbolises "strength and power in [his] good ear".

Does Tyrique Hyde have Instagram?

He sure does, you can follow him at @tyriquehyde.

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