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Angelina Pivarnick revealed that her marriage to Chris Larangeira had fallen apart on Thursday’s episode of MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. 

In the season four episode titled The Party’s Over, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, 38, went to Angelina’s house where she revealed to him that her marriage was ‘a disaster.’ 

Angelina, 34, said she came home one day to find Chris had just taken his things and moved out. 

Marriage crumbling: Angelina Pivarnick revealed that her marriage to Chris Larangeira had fallen apart on Thursday’s episode of MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

‘He just moved out?’ Mike asked.

‘Yeah, like almost three weeks ago now,’ said Angelina, who married Chris in November 2019.

‘Stop it,’ Mike responded shocked. ‘Really?’

Angelina said that after the fight Chris took all his clothes, moved in with his mother, tore his Christmas stocking down and ripped up his ‘Merry Christmas to my wife’ card.

Moved out: The 34-year-old reality star said that Chris moved out before Christmas

Getting emotional: Angelina cried while telling Mike about Chris moving out

‘For him to do that to me over a fight is not fair,’ Angelina said.

She told Mike that she wanted them to go to therapy but that Chris’ response was always ‘you need therapy.’

Angelina also told Mike that her sex life with Chris was basically non-existent.

Sex life: The reality star also told Mike that her sex life with Chris was basically non-existent

‘Wow that is bad,’ Mike said.

Angelina said that she hired a lawyer to protect herself and also revealed that Chris had hired a lawyer and also ‘blocked me, won’t talk to me.’

Mike told her that she needed to ‘have standards for how to be treated.’ 

New standards: Mike told her that she needed to ‘have standards for how to be treated’

‘You might have to give him an ultimatum,’ suggested Mike.

In her confessional, Angelina said that abandonment issues were a big thing for her considering her father abandoned her as a child. 

She said her father is still not in her life and was not at her wedding and she was raised to not trust people because of her father. 

Abandonment issues: In her confessional, Angelina said that abandonment issues were a big thing for her considering her father abandoned her as a child

Angelina cried to Mike and said ‘I’m sad. ‘I’m really sad.’ 

She said that she thought he was going to be the greatest husband and was ‘never going to do this to me.’

‘Do I even want to take him back because he would leave like this?,’ asked Angelina. ‘I don’t even know anymore…Holy f***, I’m having a nervous breakdown here.’

Nervous breakdown: ‘Do I even want to take him back because he would leave like this?,’ asked Angelina. ‘I don’t even know anymore…Holy f***, I’m having a nervous breakdown here’

She said that Chris was ‘the first guy in my life that didn’t abandon me and made me feel that he would never do this to me.’ 

For him to do this to her, Angelina said ‘that is something that nobody should go through in their life.’

Mike tried to reassure her that the Jersey Shore squad was there to help her out.

Checking in: Mike tried to reassure her that the Jersey Shore squad was there to help her out

The Situation already had his suspicions that Angelina and Chris’ relationship was over. 

The episode started at Mike’s house with him trying to call Angelina and with her not answering. 

Mike said she ‘really ghosted the squad’ and decided then that this called for ‘The Investigation’ evoking a Law and Order theme. 

The investigation: Mike said she ‘really ghosted the squad’ and decided then that this called for ‘The Investigation’ evoking a Law and Order theme

He had put together am Investigation bulletin board – a cork board full of photos, clippings, and notes – and tried to determine what went wrong. He referred to it as ‘Law & Shore-Der.’

When Vinny Guadagnino, 33, arrived at Mike’s house, Mike’s wife Lauren Pesce, 36, directed him down to the basement where her husband had set up shop.

Vinny asked ‘what are you Hannibal Lecter right now?’ and Mike said that his new name was ‘The Investigation.’

House guest: When Vinny Guadagnino, 33, arrived at Mike’s house, Mike’s wife Lauren Pesce, 36, directed him down to the basement where her husband had set up shop

‘Angelina has been M.I.A. and I’m starting to put together the scenario,’ Mike told him.

Vinny said that Mike had been locked up in his basement ‘like an F.B.I. agent’ acting like he was on the ‘hunt for Osama Bin Laden.’ 

Mike methodically laid out post it notes, push pins and other photos for Vinny to help him piece together what happened between Angelina and Chris. He told Vinny that technically he was a ‘truthseeker’ and asked for his help.

Detective work: Mike methodically laid out post it notes, push pins and other photos for Vinny to help him piece together what happened between Angelina and Chris

Vinny went to work immediately and pointed out that Mike had events, printouts of TMZ stories about the couple, in the wrong order. Mike referred to Vinny as his ‘Watson to his Shorelock Holmes.’ Mike was excited about his coined new name. He said ‘Oh my god, I just made up a new name – Shorelock Holmes.’

Mike went through the couple’s social media posts and determined that Angelina and Chris tried to ‘keep up the facade’ of their relationship through Christmas and New Years.

He read Angelina’s Instagram post on January 9 where she said ‘It’s only been 9 days into the new year and I’ve already learned a lot….Onto bigger and better things.’

Instagram post: He read Angelina’s Instagram post on January 9 where she said ‘It’s only been 9 days into the new year and I’ve already learned a lot….Onto bigger and better things’

Mike posed the question to Vinny ‘What is not bigger and what is not better?’

Vinny said of the cork board that ‘at one time the IRS was doing this about you’ referencing Mike’s stint in federal prison over tax fraud charges.

‘Most likely, most likely,’ Mike responded.

Tax fraud: ‘Most likely, most likely,’ Mike responded when Vinny joked the IRS probably investigated him the same way over his tax fraud case

Meanwhile, Deena Cortese Buckner and Jennifer ‘JWoww’ Farley, 35, Face-timed to discuss Angelina.

‘I have a little tea for you,’ Jenni told her. ‘You know how her social media was and Chris was starting to follow all of us and then she started to stop posting. I saw he got a new Cadillac,’ said Jenni. ‘And we all know there is a reason.’

Deena, 34, said that Angelina and Chris were always fighting and that she ‘belittles him a lot and then he belittles her.’

Always fighting: Deena Cortese, 34, said that Angelina and Chris were always fighting and that she ‘belittles him a lot and then he belittles her’

‘I honestly always thought that was their relationship and that they were perfect for each other because it worked out,’ Deena said to the camera. ‘But I guess I was wrong.’

‘I don’t know what she is going to do,’ Deanna told Jenni.

Back in Las Vegas, there was a trail of rose petals on the ground from Pauly D’s mock proposal to Nikki Hall, 26.

Mock proposal: Back in Las Vegas, there was a trail of rose petals on the ground from Pauly D’s mock proposal to Nikki Hall, 26

Instead of an actual diamond ring, he gave Nicky the password to his Ring security device in a blue Tiffany ring box.

‘I realized that she was the one,’ Pauly, 40, said. ‘Giving a girl a Ring code is a huge step in a relationship now she sees the world how I see it – through my doorbell.’

After Mike consoled Angelina, Lauren planned a family Zoom call to congratulate Mike on his five year sober anniversary. 

Ring device: Instead of an actual diamond ring, he gave Nicky the password to his Ring security device in a blue Tiffany ring box

Big step: ‘I realized that she was the one,’ Pauly, 40, said. ‘Giving a girl a Ring code is a huge step in a relationship now she sees the world how I see it – through my doorbell’

Back in Philadelphia, Mike went to a treatment center to counsel and encourage others that if he could do it that they could too. 

‘I wear my sobriety on my chest like a badge of honor,’ Mike said in a confessional. ‘Anyone who knows anything about sobriety we are warriors. It’s not easy to walk on that road that is less traveled, but it is so worth it.’ 

Jenni stepped in to organize a sober drive-by celebration for Mike.

Sobriety warrior: ‘I wear my sobriety on my chest like a badge of honor,’ Mike said in a confessional. ‘Anyone who knows anything about sobriety we are warriors. It’s not easy to walk on that road that is less traveled, but it is so worth it’

She asked Deena, Vinny and Ronnie to send in videos and also called Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, 33, to come to the parade, but Nicole didn’t pick up and the call went straight to voicemail.

Angelina decided to go to JWoww’s house to work out and ‘get out some aggression. 

She told Jenni that beside Chris moving out, she learned that he went to a bar and he was hanging out with some f**king girl, a 22-year-old.’ 

Working out: Angelina decided to go to JWoww’s house to work out and ‘get out some aggression’

Angelina told Jenni that her best friend Chucky was at the bar and saw Chris and his friend leave with some girls.

‘Eleven hours and 17 minutes in a hotel room,’ she told Jenni.

‘How did you clock that?’ Jenni asked, ‘Be honest.’

Good question: ‘How did you clock that?’ Jenni asked, ‘Be honest’

Angelina admitted that she had ‘tracked his car.’ 

Jenni asked her how she was going to confront him without letting him know there was a tracking device on his car, but Angelina said she already did and that ‘he said nothing happened.’ 

She said she called the hotel and they told her they weren’t supposed to be telling her information on a guest, but did because they said ‘we are really, really big fans’ of Angelina.

Spying device: Angelina admitted that she had ‘tracked his car’

Jenni was shocked and said that ‘any guy in a hotel is already assumed guilty.’

‘There is nothing you can say,’ Angelina said. ‘He said nothing happened and that he literally slept on one bed with his guy friend and those two girls slept on the other bed.’

Back in Vegas, Ronni stopped by Pauly D’s house to film a video for Mike’s sober anniversary where they discussed the end of Angelina and Chris’ relationship. 

Catching up: Back in Vegas, Ronni stopped by Pauly D’s house to film a video for Mike’s sober anniversary where they discussed the end of Angelina and Chris’ relationship

Pauly said that Chris had already posted that he was moving forward and noted that Chris posting a brand new Cadillac was guido code for ‘I am single ladies, what is up?’

Vinni called Mike to congratulate him on his sober anniversary and then drove to help the other squad members decorate a celebration car for Mike’s drive-by celebration. 

Jenni and the others talked about how bad Mike’s behavior had been when he was drinking. 

Guido code: Pauly said that Chris had already posted that he was moving forward and noted that Chris posting a brand new Cadillac was guido code for ‘I am single ladies, what is up?’

‘There were years that I didn’t even speak to him,’ said Vinny. 

Deena said that Mike had made great strides to repair all his relationships with his friends. 

Angelina was two hours late making Vinny mad that she was going to make them late to their own parade.

Running late: Angelina was two hours late making Vinny mad that she was going to make them late to their own parade

While Mike sat in his kitchen waiting for the squad members to call in for his Zoom sober anniversary celebration, he heard cars beeping outside. 

Mike went to the window and was shocked when she saw the line of cars outside of his house. He ran around and fist bumped ‘his big family.’ 

Vinny held up a sign that said ‘become better not bitter.’ 

Drive-by parade: Mike went to the window and was shocked when she saw the line of cars outside of his house. He ran around and fist bumped ‘his big family’

Good times: Mike and Lauren beamed as their friends drove by

A truck pulled up with a giant screen and on it a video from Ronnie and Pauly D that they had gotten Mike and even better surprise. Just then a pizza delivery truck pulled up, filled with Mike’s favorite pizza.

As a last minute surprise, Snooki pulled up at Mike’s house in a fully decorated car, shocking the cast. 

‘The party is f***ing here,’ said Mike. 

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will return next week on MTV.

Surprise appearance: As a last minute surprise, Snooki pulled up at Mike’s house in a fully decorated car, shocking the cast

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When does Love Island start? ITV2 CONFIRMS 2021 dates and details duty of care protocols for cast

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Love Island’s 2021 start date has been confirmed as June 28 with ITV outlining the new duty of care protocols to protect Islanders’ mental health.     

The news was revealed by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Wednesday’s This Morning where, in the style of the ITV2 dating show, they received a text confirming the date.

Love Island has not aired since February 2020 after both the summer 2020 and winter 2021 editions were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

It’s back! Love Island’s 2021 start date has been confirmed as June 28 with ITV outlining the new duty of care protocols to protect Islanders’ mental health (host Laura Whitmore pictured) 

It was revealed on Wednesday that the ITV2 dating show has enlisted another clinical psychologist ahead of the new series.

ITV listed the show’s new duty of care protocols in a statement, which will support Islanders before, during and after filming.

It comes after Love Island previously addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, and host Caroline Flack, tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months.  

The protocols are in line with the show’s last series but will also now feature another clinical psychologist, Dr Matthew Gould, who joined ITV last year and will work with Dr Litchfield, an external advisor to the business.

Important: It comes after it was revealed that the ITV2 dating show has enlisted another clinical psychologist ahead of the new series launch (the 2019 line-up pictured) 

You’ve got a text! The news was revealed by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Wednesday’s This Morning where, in the style of the show, they received a text confirming the date as Monday June 28 at 9pm 

The two medical professionals will continue to independently review and evolve the duty of care measures ITV currently has in place.

The current and full duty of care process sees comprehensive psychological support, detailed conversations with Islanders regarding the impact of participation on the show and a proactive aftercare package which offers support. 

Other measures in place include training for contestants with social media, handling potential negativity, financial management and taking on management.

Revealed! The official Love Island bottle was also revealed on Wednesday, it features a new white matte finish and is insulated with double walled stainless steel, making it suitable for both hot and cold drinks 

The duty of care process will regularly be reviewed and evolve in line with the increasing popularity of the show.

Talking about the processes in place, Dr Matthew Gould said: ‘Duty of care is not a static goal. It evolves with public expectation, legislation, and with the commercial development of the programme format in order to maintain creativity. 

‘Effective delivery of care is an exercise in collaboration especially between health professionals, programme participants and producers. Also, it can be especially influenced by senior leaders within an organisation. 

‘My appointment last year in a new role to broaden the duty of care effort is testament to the seriousness which ITV gives this subject.’

Stringent measures: It comes after Love Island previously addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis (pictured), and host Caroline Flack, tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months

Love Island duty of care protocols in full – ahead of 2021 series   

Pre-filming and filming

  • Registered mental health professional engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare. 
  • Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander’s own GP to check medical history. 
  • Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.  
  • Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear. 
  • Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them. 
  • Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid. 
  • A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after.

Aftercare 

  • Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home. 
  • A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be offered to each Islander when they return home. 
  • Proactive contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable. 
  • We encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show and manage them should they choose to take part in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.

 

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While Dr Paul Litchfield added: ‘Society’s appreciation of the importance of mental health and wellbeing has grown enormously in recent years and the pandemic has brought that into even sharper focus. 

‘Reducing the risk of harm, where possible, is an imperative but promoting good mental health is also necessary. ITV’s evolving commitment to these issues, backed up by tangible action, is an example to others in the industry and beyond.’

ITV’s guidelines and policies are fully compliant with Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code to protect the welfare of those participating in TV programmes, including those amendments which came into effect in April 2021. 

After Mike’s death in 2019, producers announced key changes to Islanders’ duty of care and said all would be able to access therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact.

The ITV show addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie and Mike and host Caroline tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months.

Heartbreaking: Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show. Her heartbroken boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life 20 days later

Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show two years prior. Her heartbroken boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life just 20 days later.

Mike rose to fame on the third season of the show. The 26-year-old footballer tragically lost his life to suicide a year after Sophie in March 2019.

And in February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019.  

Following contestant Mike’s passing in 2019, ITV stated the team had ramped up the aftercare available to stars who appear on the show.

‘We are outlining today our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare,’ creative Director ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles said at the time.

Devastating: In February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019 

‘We are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.’ 

The network said each contestant now receives ‘bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home, a minimum of eight therapy sessions when they return home, and proactive contact with islanders for a period of 14 months up until the end of the next series,’ among other details.

ITV has previously been accused of ‘hypocrisy’ after The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed permanently following the death of guest Steven Dymond, 63, who was found dead a week after appearing on the programme.   

Over the years, former Love Island contestants have spoke about their time on the show with Niall Aslam revealing last year that he had to leave the series in 2018 after nine days due to stress-induced psychosis and hallucinations.

Love Island: When did producers announce key changes to Islanders’ duty of care? 

After Mike’s death in 2019, producers announced key changes to Islanders’ duty of care and said all would be able to access therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact.

The ITV show addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie and Mike and host Caroline tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months.

Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show two years prior. Her heartbroken boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life just 20 days later.

Mike rose to fame on the third season of the show. The 26-year-old footballer tragically lost his life to suicide a year after Sophie in March 2019.

And in February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019.  

Following contestant Mike’s passing in 2019, ITV stated the team had ramped up the aftercare available to stars who appear on the show.

‘We are outlining today our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare,’ creative Director ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles said at the time.

‘We are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.’ 

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In December, Niall, 25, confessed he was prescribed heavy medication after he lost touch of reality and began hallucinating.

The social media star also confirmed he suffered from severe depression when he exited hospital and needed to be monitored by a crisis team.

In a candid Instagram video, he said: ‘I came out and talked about my Asperger’s and I was diagnosed at 10-years-old, that was basically the reason I left Love Island.

‘But what actually happened to me, I ended up watching Love Island in a psychiatric hospital in London, the Nightingale Hospital to be exact.

‘What I later found out is that I had stress-induced psychosis… essentially what it is, you get so overwhelmed that you lose touch with reality.

Shock: Over the years, former Love Island contestants have spoke about their time on the show with Niall Aslam revealing last year that he had to leave the series in 2018 after nine days due to stress-induced psychosis and hallucinations (pictured in 2018 still) 

‘You kind of hallucinate you don’t know what’s going on, you’re not fully aware of your surroundings, you’re not safe, you need other people to look after you.

‘It takes quite a lot of time to come down from that, but when you come down from it you really come down, you go into a really deep depression.

‘I was at the hospital for two weeks but in my head I wasn’t fully aware of what was going on, I thought it was because of my Asperger’s.’

When he was released from the hospital, Niall said he still struggled to comprehend what had happened as he was left to deal with the aftermath of his Love Island exit.

He added: ‘I was on so much medication getting loads of side-effects, that’s why I didn’t really do any interviews as I was getting really slurred speech from the medication.

Difficult: Love Island’s Amy Hart (pictured on the show) said at a talk at the Cambridge Union in May that her parents were warned about ‘harrowing’ scenes in which she broke down over her romance ending with Curtis Pritchard 

‘Then I had to come off the medication, I was on Xanax, really really strong stuff. I just ‘cold turkey-ed’ it, that was horrible.

‘It was a really upside down time for me. I think it took quite a long time for me to recover fully from it because of the Love Island situation.

‘I was trying to get back to reality and my reality was different. I was really struggling… I was all over the place, I was depressed, I was avoiding things.’

According to the Coventry native, everyone assumed he was having an amazing time after the ITV show but he was constantly being checked on by a crisis team.

Asperger syndrome is a lifelong disability that affects how people communicate and interact with others.

It is a profile within the autism spectrum. There are around 700,000 autistic children and adults in the UK. 

Struggle: Rosie Williams, centre, also explained that she told bosses to ‘get her off set’ when she was at ‘breaking point’ on the show

Just last month, Amy Hart said that her parents were warned about ‘harrowing’ scenes she had filmed during her stint on Love Island.

The flight attendant, 28, who quit the 2019 series after a heartbreaking split from Curtis Prichard, took part in a talk about mental health on the show at the Cambridge Union, alongside fellow villa alum Rosie Williams and Yewande Biala.

Welsh solicitor Rosie, 29, also claimed she once told show bosses to ‘get her off set’ because she was at ‘breaking point’ after filming one of the series’ challenges.

Amy explained: ‘They are in constant contact with your family as well so they would call my parents and say, “Okay so tonight’s episode, you are going to find it quite harrowing but I am in the gallery now, I’m looking at Amy, she’s with the girls and she is fine”.

‘And my mum kept saying to the producers, “She does know she can leave, doesn’t she? She does know she can leave whenever she wants?” and they’re like, “Yes, she knows she can leave”.

Love Island: What have Islanders said about their time and care on the show?  

Niall Aslam 

Niall Aslam revealed last year that he had to leave the series in 2018 after nine days due to stress-induced psychosis and hallucinations.  

In a candid video shared in December, Niall, 25, confessed he was prescribed heavy medication after he lost touch of reality and began hallucinating.

The social media, who has Asperger’s, star also confirmed he suffered from severe depression when he exited hospital and needed to be monitored by a crisis team.  

Amy Hart 

Just last month, Amy Hart said that her parents were warned about ‘harrowing’ scenes she had filmed during her stint on Love Island.

The flight attendant, 28, who quit the 2019 series after a heartbreaking split from Curtis Prichard, took part in a talk about mental health on the show at the Cambridge Union.

Amy explained: ‘They are in constant contact with your family as well so they would call my parents and say, “Okay so tonight’s episode, you are going to find it quite harrowing but I am in the gallery now, I’m looking at Amy, she’s with the girls and she is fine”.

‘And my mum kept saying to the producers, “She does know she can leave, doesn’t she? She does know she can leave whenever she wants?” and they’re like, “Yes, she knows she can leave”.

‘But I just thought, it’s hard for us to live it, it must be so hard for our parents to watch it.’

Amy previously told Grazia in 2019 about the care on offer: ‘I can’t fault the support. People have had a lot of bad things to say about them and they might have upped the aftercare, but it’s the same team who’ve worked on the show for five years. I don’t agree with the criticism – they are amazing.’ 

Rosie Williams

Rosie Williams took part in a talk about mental health on the show at the Cambridge Union in May, saying there was a therapist on set at all times. 

Welsh solicitor Rosie, 29, also claimed she once told show bosses to ‘get her off set’ because she was at ‘breaking point’ after filming one of the series’ challenges. 

The reality star recalled how she had to get off set quickly following a challenge where Adam Collard had to put make-up on her whilst blindfolded, which she said made her feel ‘completely humiliated’.    

Olivia Bowen 

Olivia Bowen told MailOnline in 2019: ‘I was in constant contact with the producers for a very long time. I got offered psychological tests when I got out. 

‘I got offered counselling when I got out. I got a list of agencies. Honestly, they really did look after me, and Alex. They always checked in with us, and I’m still good friends with them now. Love Island is there for you if you need them.’ 

Laura Anderson   

Laura Anderson spoke about her experience on the show during a Build London interview in 2019.

The reality star recalled: ‘My experience with it all was amazing. It’s not just aftercare, it’s before, during and after. 

‘In there as well they are constantly monitoring you. Producers are always asking if you’re OK. I feel like probably all of our experiences were really good.’ 

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‘But I just thought, it’s hard for us to live it, it must be so hard for our parents to watch it.’

Amy then joked: ‘Turns out my mum and dad were hanging out with Phil and Holly so they weren’t actually that bothered.’

The blonde beauty suffered a tumultuous time during her stint on Love Island in 2019 and was unceremoniously dumped by ‘half boyfriend’ Curtis, 25, when he developed feelings for other women during the Casa Amor segment of the show. 

Fans had raised concerns for Amy’s mental health at the time the show aired after she broke down in tears following the dancer’s betrayal in devastating scenes, with the dramatic recoupling sparking nearly 200 Ofcom complaints.

Amy announced she’d quit the show soon after, with a source telling The Sun at the time that she’d had her ‘heart broken’ and ‘couldn’t stand the thought of seeing Curtis crack on with other girls while under the same roof as her’. 

Elsewhere during the mental health chat, Rosie recalled how she had to get off set quickly following a challenge where Adam Collard had to put make-up on her whilst blindfolded, which she said made her feel ‘completely humiliated’.

She told students at Cambridge University: ‘I could feel I was at breaking point, you know at that point, when you are doing the challenges you know you’re being filmed and I felt the whole world – well not the whole world – the whole nation is seeing me being completely humiliated by this guy.

‘All I can do is let him do it as we were in the middle of a challenge. I just remember saying: “You need to get me out of here and get me off the set”.’

Rosie added: ‘That was the day I went and spoke to somebody about what was going on. It takes you getting to breaking point to say “I need help, I need to speak to someone.”‘ 

The trio also spoke about how they have a therapist on set at all times, with Yewande saying once she admitted she was ‘not okay’ and went to see her it helped improve her mental health. 

In 2019, following the key changes to Islanders’ duty of care, several former contestants praised the measures in place.

Praise: In 2019, following the key changes to Islanders’ duty of care, several former contestants praised the measures in place –  Olivia Bowen told MailOnline at the time: ‘I was in constant contact with the producers for a very long time.’ (pictured recently) 

Olivia Bowen told MailOnline at the time: ‘I was in constant contact with the producers for a very long time. I got offered psychological tests when I got out.

‘I got offered counselling when I got out. I got a list of agencies. Honestly, they really did look after me, and Alex. They always checked in with us, and I’m still good friends with them now. Love Island is there for you if you need them.’ 

While Laura Anderson said during a Build London interview in 2019: ‘My experience with it all was amazing. It’s not just aftercare, it’s before, during and after. 

‘In there as well they are constantly monitoring you. Producers are always asking if you’re OK. I feel like probably all of our experiences were really good.’ 

It comes after it was reported that contestants for the 2021 series of Love Island are reportedly already in quarantine in Spain, as they prepare to make their grand debuts on the ITV show. 

‘Amazing’: While Laura Anderson said during a Build London interview in 2019: ‘My experience with it all was amazing. It’s not just aftercare, it’s before, during and after.’  

This year’s participants have already jetted abroad to the sun-soaked country, according to The Sun, ahead of the new series launch on June 28.

A source also confirmed that Love Island producers are currently deciding who will be part of the original cast and entering the villa first, as they predict ‘the best series yet’.  

The insider told the publication: ‘Bosses are finalising who goes into the villa on the launch show right now. The cast are already in Spain, quarantining ahead of the first episode.

‘Everyone’s really excited – it’s going to be the best series yet as they have some really interesting islanders lined up for the villa.’

Filming: It comes after it was reported that contestants for the 2021 series of Love Island are reportedly already in quarantine in Spain, as they prepare to make their grand debuts on the ITV show (pictured L-R 2019 stars Amber Gill, Arabella Chi and Lucie Rose Donlan)

Builders are reportedly on site at the Majorca villa, making final adjustments to the set before filming commences at the end of June.  

MailOnline contacted Love Island for comment at the time. 

On Monday it was reported that footballer Aaron Connolly’s glamorous ex-girlfriend is set to be on Love Island, with a source saying he’s ‘really annoyed’ about the move.

Lucinda Strafford, 21, is thought to have dated the Brighton & Hove Albion player for two years and recently grew close to him again following allegations he breached Covid-19 lockdown rules by inviting a woman to his house for sex in March.

It also came amid claims that the hit reality show is gearing up to feature its first disabled contestant in the upcoming 2021 series and is approaching influencers. 

Heading to Majorca? On Monday it was reported that footballer Aaron Connolly’s ex-girlfriend Lucinda Strafford (pictured) is set to be on Love Island

Speaking with The Sun once more, a source claimed that former British Airways air steward Lucinda wants to have a stint in the villa to promote her fashion business. 

A source said: ‘She wants fame and money – she’s always wanted to be a celebrity. She’s trying to become an influencer, she wants to do it for her business.

‘Aaron’s really upset and really annoyed about it. They were together for two years and then broke up.’

Detailing their strained romance, they added: ‘He was seeing other people and she was jealous, but over the past few months they’ve been seeing each other.’

They also added that Lucinda has already had a ‘lengthy psych evaluation’ ahead of her reported entry to the villa. 

MailOnline contacted a Love Island representative for further comment at the time. 

Unimpressed? Lucinda is thought to have dated the Brighton & Hove Albion player for two years and recently grew close to him again after an alleged split (pictured in November 2020)

In March, a source told the paper that Connolly had invited a girl to the house where he’s been staying and had sex with her. 

His club later confirmed they were investigating the reports of a potential Covid lockdown rules breach- which was allegedly filmed. 

A Brighton club spokesperson said at the time: ‘We are aware of the allegations made and take them extremely seriously.

‘The matter will be fully investigated internally and dealt with in the appropriate manner.

‘The club has repeatedly made clear to all players and staff the need to imply with the lockdown rules, and made clear to player the added need to comply with additional measures to keep them and their families safe.

‘At this stage we will be making no further comment.’ 

It comes amid reports that Love Island execs are hoping 2021 will be the first season where a disabled contestant goes into the villa. 

The casting team are reportedly approaching potential Islanders, with para-athlete Milly Pickles, 26, being tipped as potentially appearing on the line-up.

The brunette beauty had to have her leg amputated after she was electrocuted. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Casting are actively approaching for someone who visibly has a disability. It’s all part of the show trying to be as diverse as possible.’ 

It was recently reported that Love Island has had ‘more applications than ever’ with over 1,000 singletons already interviewed amid the show’s current selection process for the 2021 series. 

ITV commissioner, Amanda Stavri, teased the upcoming series in a new interview and revealed that the team are all ‘very pleased’ with the potential line-up.

New Islander? The casting team are reportedly approaching potential stars, with para-athlete Milly Pickles, 26, being tipped as potentially appearing on the line-up

Speaking to RadioTimes, the Love Island boss said: ‘There’s been more applications than ever. They’ve whittled it down and we’re all very pleased.  

‘We’ve got a big sort of pool at the moment and we need to sort of work out who to put in the opening line-up and who sort of to hold back, you know as a bombshell – we need the bombshells.’

Elsewhere during the interview, the ITV commissioner promised the 2021 line-up will be ‘diverse and inclusive’. 

However, the ITV commissioner said that including gay Islanders is a ‘logistical difficulty’ due to the format of the dating show.

Love Island has previously been slammed by fans, and previous contestants, for lack of different ethnic backgrounds, body types and members of the LGBT community represented on the show.   

Line-up: Elsewhere during a recent interview, Love Island’s boss promised that the 2021 line-up will be ‘diverse and inclusive’ (members from the 2018 line-up pictured) 

The ITV commissioner added: ‘In terms of gay Islanders, I think the main challenge is regarding the format of Love Island. There’s a sort of logistical difficulty, because although Islanders don’t have to be 100 per cent straight, the format must sort of give [the] Islanders an equal choice when coupling up.’

Stavri pointed out that spin-off shows, such as The Cabins, has a lot more ‘sexual diversity’ as the format doesn’t have as much ‘restrictions’ as Love Island, adding: ‘So we’re very sort of mindful of that across our programming on ITV and dating series.’

In March, 2017 contestant Montana Brown called for greater diversity on Love Island and insisted it is ‘unhealthy for people to just see size 8s chomping around in their bikinis’. 

The swimwear brand owner, 25, also stated: ‘I wanna see more people of colour’ while concluding that ‘with regards to racial diversity and body diversity, there’s always room for improvement’ on the programme.

Speaking on What Day Is It? podcast, Montana was quizzed about how progressive Love Island is.

Making history: The programme has featured bisexual contestants in the past, including Megan Barton-Hanson, Katie Salmon and the late Sophie Gradon (pictured together in 2016)

She admitted: ‘I feel like, as a mixed race person, you’re always in a minority, especially on a show like that. It’s not something that I necessarily thought of while I was in the show. 

‘I’ve had quite a privileged upbringing. I grew up in quite a white area so I’ve always been in the minority anyway. So it’s something that I didn’t feel uncomfortable with.

‘But I definitely think with regards to racial diversity and body diversity there’s always room for improvement.’ 

In April, it was claimed that producers were reportedly accepting gay contestants for this year’s upcoming series. 

Despite the claims, a representative for ITV told MailOnline: ‘Our only stipulation for applicants on Love Island is that they are over 18, single and looking for love.’

For help call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org. 

Love Island starts on Monday June 28 at 9pm on ITV2 and the ITV Hu.  

Slammed: Love Island has previously been slammed by fans, and previous contestants – including Montana Brown, pictured, for lack of different ethnic backgrounds, body types and members of the LGBT community represented on the show  

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Love Island’s 2021 start date has been confirmed as June 28 with ITV outlining the new duty of care protocols to protect Islanders’ mental health.     

The news was revealed by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Wednesday’s This Morning where, in the style of the show, they received a text confirming the date.

Love Island has not aired since February 2020 after both the summer 2020 and winter 2021 editions were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

It’s back! Love Island’s 2021 start date has been confirmed as June 28 with ITV outlining the new duty of care protocols to protect Islanders’ mental health on Wednesday (host Laura Whitmore pictured) 

It was revealed on Wednesday that the ITV2 dating show has enlisted another clinical psychologist ahead of the new series.

ITV listed the show’s new duty of care protocols in a statement, which will support Islanders before, during and after filming.

It comes after Love Island previously addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, and host Caroline Flack, tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months.  

The protocols are in line with the show’s last series but will also now feature another clinical psychologist, Dr Matthew Gould, who joined ITV last year and will work with Dr Litchfield, an external advisor to the business.

Important: It comes after it was revealed that the ITV2 dating show has enlisted another clinical psychologist ahead of the new series launch (the 2019 line-up pictured) 

You’ve got a text! The news was revealed by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Wednesday’s This Morning where, in the style of the show, they received a text confirming the date as Monday June 28 with a start time of 9pm

The two medical professionals will continue to independently review and evolve the duty of care measures ITV currently has in place.

The current and full duty of care process sees comprehensive psychological support, detailed conversations with Islanders regarding the impact of participation on the show and a proactive aftercare package which offers support. 

Other measures in place include training for contestants with social media, handling potential negativity, financial management and taking on management.

Revealed! The official Love Island bottle was also revealed on Wednesday, it features a new white matte finish and is insulated with double walled stainless steel, making it suitable for both hot and cold drinks 

The duty of care process will regularly be reviewed and evolve in line with the increasing popularity of the show.

Talking about the processes in place, Dr Matthew Gould said: ‘Duty of care is not a static goal. It evolves with public expectation, legislation, and with the commercial development of the programme format in order to maintain creativity. 

‘Effective delivery of care is an exercise in collaboration especially between health professionals, programme participants and producers. Also, it can be especially influenced by senior leaders within an organisation. 

‘My appointment last year in a new role to broaden the duty of care effort is testament to the seriousness which ITV gives this subject.’

Stringent measures: It comes after Love Island previously addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis (pictured), and host Caroline Flack, tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months

Love Island duty of care protocols in full – ahead of 2021 series   

Pre-filming and filming

  • Registered mental health professional engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare. 
  • Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander’s own GP to check medical history. 
  • Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.  
  • Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear. 
  • Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them. 
  • Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid. 
  • A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after.

Aftercare 

  • Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home. 
  • A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be offered to each Islander when they return home. 
  • Proactive contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable. 
  • We encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show and manage them should they choose to take part in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.

 

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While Dr Paul Litchfield added: ‘Society’s appreciation of the importance of mental health and wellbeing has grown enormously in recent years and the pandemic has brought that into even sharper focus. 

‘Reducing the risk of harm, where possible, is an imperative but promoting good mental health is also necessary. ITV’s evolving commitment to these issues, backed up by tangible action, is an example to others in the industry and beyond.’

ITV’s guidelines and policies are fully compliant with Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code to protect the welfare of those participating in TV programmes, including those amendments which came into effect in April 2021. 

After Mike’s death in 2019, producers announced key changes to Islanders’ duty of care and said all would be able to access therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact.

The ITV show addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie and Mike and host Caroline tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months.

Heartbreaking: Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show. Her heartbroken boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life 20 days later

Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show two years prior. Her heartbroken boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life just 20 days later.

Mike rose to fame on the third season of the show. The 26-year-old footballer tragically lost his life to suicide a year after Sophie in March 2019.

And in February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019.  

Following contestant Mike’s passing in 2019, ITV stated the team had ramped up the aftercare available to stars who appear on the show.

‘We are outlining today our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare,’ creative Director ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles said at the time.

Devastating: In February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019 

Love Island: When did producers announce key changes to Islanders’ duty of care? 

After Mike’s death in 2019, producers announced key changes to Islanders’ duty of care and said all would be able to access therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact.

The ITV show addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie and Mike and host Caroline tragically committed suicide within a period of 20 months.

Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show two years prior. Her heartbroken boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life just 20 days later.

Mike rose to fame on the third season of the show. The 26-year-old footballer tragically lost his life to suicide a year after Sophie in March 2019.

And in February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019.  

Following contestant Mike’s passing in 2019, ITV stated the team had ramped up the aftercare available to stars who appear on the show.

‘We are outlining today our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare,’ creative Director ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles said at the time.

‘We are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.’ 

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‘We are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.’ 

The network said each contestant now receives ‘bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home, a minimum of eight therapy sessions when they return home, and proactive contact with islanders for a period of 14 months up until the end of the next series,’ among other details.

ITV has previously been accused of ‘hypocrisy’ after The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed permanently following the death of guest Steven Dymond, 63, who was found dead a week after appearing on the programme.   

Over the years, former Love Island contestants have spoke about their time on the show with Niall Aslam revealing last year that he had to leave the series in 2018 after nine days due to stress-induced psychosis and hallucinations.

Shock: Over the years, former Love Island contestants have spoke about their time on the show with Niall Aslam revealing last year that he had to leave the series in 2018 after nine days due to stress-induced psychosis and hallucinations (pictured in 2018 still) 

In December, Niall, 25, confessed he was prescribed heavy medication after he lost touch of reality and began hallucinating.

The social media star also confirmed he suffered from severe depression when he exited hospital and needed to be monitored by a crisis team.

In a candid Instagram video, he said: ‘I came out and talked about my Asperger’s and I was diagnosed at 10-years-old, that was basically the reason I left Love Island.

‘But what actually happened to me, I ended up watching Love Island in a psychiatric hospital in London, the Nightingale Hospital to be exact.

‘What I later found out is that I had stress-induced psychosis… essentially what it is, you get so overwhelmed that you lose touch with reality.

‘You kind of hallucinate you don’t know what’s going on, you’re not fully aware of your surroundings, you’re not safe, you need other people to look after you.

‘It takes quite a lot of time to come down from that, but when you come down from it you really come down, you go into a really deep depression.

‘I was at the hospital for two weeks but in my head I wasn’t fully aware of what was going on, I thought it was because of my Asperger’s.’

When he was released from the hospital, Niall said he still struggled to comprehend what had happened as he was left to deal with the aftermath of his Love Island exit.

He added: ‘I was on so much medication getting loads of side-effects, that’s why I didn’t really do any interviews as I was getting really slurred speech from the medication.

‘Then I had to come off the medication, I was on Xanax, really really strong stuff. I just ‘cold turkey-ed’ it, that was horrible.

‘It was a really upside down time for me. I think it took quite a long time for me to recover fully from it because of the Love Island situation.

‘I was trying to get back to reality and my reality was different. I was really struggling… I was all over the place, I was depressed, I was avoiding things.’

According to the Coventry native, everyone assumed he was having an amazing time after the ITV show but he was constantly being checked on by a crisis team.

Asperger syndrome is a lifelong disability that affects how people communicate and interact with others.

It is a profile within the autism spectrum. There are around 700,000 autistic children and adults in the UK. 

Just last month, Amy Hart said that her parents were warned about ‘harrowing’ scenes she had filmed during her stint on Love Island.

Difficult: Love Island’s Amy Hart (pictured on the show) said at a talk at the Cambridge Union in May that her parents were warned about ‘harrowing’ scenes in which she broke down over her romance ending with Curtis Pritchard 

The flight attendant, 28, who quit the 2019 series after a heartbreaking split from Curtis Prichard, took part in a talk about mental health on the show at the Cambridge Union, alongside fellow villa alum Rosie Williams and Yewande Biala.

Welsh solicitor Rosie, 29, also claimed she once told show bosses to ‘get her off set’ because she was at ‘breaking point’ after filming one of the series’ challenges.

Amy explained: ‘They are in constant contact with your family as well so they would call my parents and say, “Okay so tonight’s episode, you are going to find it quite harrowing but I am in the gallery now, I’m looking at Amy, she’s with the girls and she is fine”.

‘And my mum kept saying to the producers, “She does know she can leave, doesn’t she? She does know she can leave whenever she wants?” and they’re like, “Yes, she knows she can leave”.

‘But I just thought, it’s hard for us to live it, it must be so hard for our parents to watch it.’

Struggle: Rosie Williams, meanwhile, explained that she told bosses to ‘get her off set’ when she was at ‘breaking point’ on the show

Amy then joked: ‘Turns out my mum and dad were hanging out with Phil and Holly so they weren’t actually that bothered.’

The blonde beauty suffered a tumultuous time during her stint on Love Island in 2019 and was unceremoniously dumped by ‘half boyfriend’ Curtis, 25, when he developed feelings for other women during the Casa Amor segment of the show. 

Fans had raised concerns for Amy’s mental health at the time the show aired after she broke down in tears following the dancer’s betrayal in devastating scenes, with the dramatic recoupling sparking nearly 200 Ofcom complaints.

Amy announced she’d quit the show soon after, with a source telling The Sun at the time that she’d had her ‘heart broken’ and ‘couldn’t stand the thought of seeing Curtis crack on with other girls while under the same roof as her’. 

Elsewhere during the mental health chat, Rosie recalled how she had to get off set quickly following a challenge where Adam Collard had to put make-up on her whilst blindfolded, which she said made her feel ‘completely humiliated’.

She told students at Cambridge University: ‘I could feel I was at breaking point, you know at that point, when you are doing the challenges you know you’re being filmed and I felt the whole world – well not the whole world – the whole nation is seeing me being completely humiliated by this guy.

‘All I can do is let him do it as we were in the middle of a challenge. I just remember saying: “You need to get me out of here and get me off the set”.’

Rosie added: ‘That was the day I went and spoke to somebody about what was going on. It takes you getting to breaking point to say “I need help, I need to speak to someone.”‘ 

The trio also spoke about how they have a therapist on set at all times, with Yewande saying once she admitted she was ‘not okay’ and went to see her it helped improve her mental health. 

In 2019, following the key changes to Islanders’ duty of care, several former contestants praised the measures in place.

Praise: In 2019, following the key changes to Islanders’ duty of care, several former contestants praised the measures in place –  Olivia Bowen told MailOnline at the time: ‘I was in constant contact with the producers for a very long time.’ (pictured recently) 

Olivia Bowen told MailOnline at the time: ‘I was in constant contact with the producers for a very long time. I got offered psychological tests when I got out.

‘I got offered counselling when I got out. I got a list of agencies. Honestly, they really did look after me, and Alex. They always checked in with us, and I’m still good friends with them now. Love Island is there for you if you need them.’ 

While Laura Anderson said during a Build London interview in 2019: ‘My experience with it all was amazing. It’s not just aftercare, it’s before, during and after. 

‘In there as well they are constantly monitoring you. Producers are always asking if you’re OK. I feel like probably all of our experiences were really good.’ 

It comes after it was reported that contestants for the 2021 series of Love Island are reportedly already in quarantine in Spain, as they prepare to make their grand debuts on the ITV show. 

‘Amazing’: While Laura Anderson said during a Build London interview in 2019: ‘My experience with it all was amazing. It’s not just aftercare, it’s before, during and after.’  

This year’s participants have already jetted abroad to the sun-soaked country, according to The Sun, ahead of the new series launch on June 28.

A source also confirmed that Love Island producers are currently deciding who will be part of the original cast and entering the villa first, as they predict ‘the best series yet’.  

The insider told the publication: ‘Bosses are finalising who goes into the villa on the launch show right now.

‘The cast are already in Spain, quarantining ahead of the first episode.

‘Everyone’s really excited – it’s going to be the best series yet as they have some really interesting islanders lined up for the villa.’

Filming: It comes after it was reported that contestants for the 2021 series of Love Island are reportedly already in quarantine in Spain, as they prepare to make their grand debuts on the ITV show (pictured L-R 2019 stars Amber Gill, Arabella Chi and Lucie Rose Donlan)

Builders are reportedly on site at the Majorca villa, making final adjustments to the set before filming commences at the end of June.  

MailOnline contacted Love Island for comment at the time. 

On Monday it was reported that footballer Aaron Connolly’s glamorous ex-girlfriend is set to be on Love Island, with a source saying he’s ‘really annoyed’ about the move.

Lucinda Strafford, 21, is thought to have dated the Brighton & Hove Albion player for two years and recently grew close to him again following allegations he breached Covid-19 lockdown rules by inviting a woman to his house for sex in March.

It also came amid claims that the hit reality show is gearing up to feature its first disabled contestant in the upcoming 2021 series and is approaching influencers. 

Heading to Majorca? On Monday it was reported that footballer Aaron Connolly’s ex-girlfriend Lucinda Strafford (pictured) is set to be on Love Island

Speaking with The Sun once more, a source claimed that former British Airways air steward Lucinda wants to have a stint in the villa to promote her fashion business. 

A source said: ‘She wants fame and money – she’s always wanted to be a celebrity. She’s trying to become an influencer, she wants to do it for her business.

‘Aaron’s really upset and really annoyed about it. They were together for two years and then broke up.’

Detailing their strained romance, they added: ‘He was seeing other people and she was jealous, but over the past few months they’ve been seeing each other.’

They also added that Lucinda has already had a ‘lengthy psych evaluation’ ahead of her reported entry to the villa. 

MailOnline has contacted a Love Island representative for further comment.

Unimpressed? Lucinda is thought to have dated the Brighton & Hove Albion player for two years and recently grew close to him again after an alleged split (pictured in November 2020)

In March, a source told the paper that Connolly had invited a girl to the house where he’s been staying and had sex with her. 

His club later confirmed they were investigating the reports of a potential Covid lockdown rules breach- which was allegedly filmed. 

A Brighton club spokesperson said at the time: ‘We are aware of the allegations made and take them extremely seriously.

‘The matter will be fully investigated internally and dealt with in the appropriate manner.

‘The club has repeatedly made clear to all players and staff the need to imply with the lockdown rules, and made clear to player the added need to comply with additional measures to keep them and their families safe.

‘At this stage we will be making no further comment.’ 

It comes amid reports that Love Island execs are hoping 2021 will be the first season where a disabled contestant goes into the villa. 

The casting team are reportedly approaching potential Islanders, with para-athlete Milly Pickles, 26, being tipped as potentially appearing on the line-up.

The brunette beauty had to have her leg amputated after she was electrocuted. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Casting are actively approaching for someone who visibly has a disability. It’s all part of the show trying to be as diverse as possible.’ 

It was recently reported that Love Island has had ‘more applications than ever’ with over 1,000 singletons already interviewed amid the show’s current selection process for the 2021 series. 

ITV commissioner, Amanda Stavri, teased the upcoming series in a new interview and revealed that the team are all ‘very pleased’ with the potential line-up.

New Islander? The casting team are reportedly approaching potential stars, with para-athlete Milly Pickles, 26, being tipped as potentially appearing on the line-up

Speaking to RadioTimes, the Love Island boss said: ‘There’s been more applications than ever. They’ve whittled it down and we’re all very pleased.  

‘We’ve got a big sort of pool at the moment and we need to sort of work out who to put in the opening line-up and who sort of to hold back, you know as a bombshell – we need the bombshells.’

Elsewhere during the interview, the ITV commissioner promised the 2021 line-up will be ‘diverse and inclusive’. 

However, the ITV commissioner said that including gay Islanders is a ‘logistical difficulty’ due to the format of the dating show.

Love Island has previously been slammed by fans, and previous contestants, for lack of different ethnic backgrounds, body types and members of the LGBT community represented on the show.   

Line-up: Elsewhere during a recent interview, Love Island’s boss promised that the 2021 line-up will be ‘diverse and inclusive’ (members from the 2018 line-up pictured) 

The ITV commissioner added: ‘In terms of gay Islanders, I think the main challenge is regarding the format of Love Island. There’s a sort of logistical difficulty, because although Islanders don’t have to be 100 per cent straight, the format must sort of give [the] Islanders an equal choice when coupling up.’

Stavri pointed out that spin-off shows, such as The Cabins, has a lot more ‘sexual diversity’ as the format doesn’t have as much ‘restrictions’ as Love Island, adding: ‘So we’re very sort of mindful of that across our programming on ITV and dating series.’

In March, 2017 contestant Montana Brown called for greater diversity on Love Island and insisted it is ‘unhealthy for people to just see size 8s chomping around in their bikinis’. 

The swimwear brand owner, 25, also stated: ‘I wanna see more people of colour’ while concluding that ‘with regards to racial diversity and body diversity, there’s always room for improvement’ on the programme.

Making history: The programme has featured bisexual contestants in the past, including Megan Barton-Hanson, Katie Salmon and the late Sophie Gradon (pictured together in 2016)

Speaking on What Day Is It? podcast, Montana was quizzed about how progressive Love Island is.

She admitted: ‘I feel like, as a mixed race person, you’re always in a minority, especially on a show like that. It’s not something that I necessarily thought of while I was in the show. 

‘I’ve had quite a privileged upbringing. I grew up in quite a white area so I’ve always been in the minority anyway. So it’s something that I didn’t feel uncomfortable with.

‘But I definitely think with regards to racial diversity and body diversity there’s always room for improvement.’ 

In April, it was claimed that producers were reportedly accepting gay contestants for this year’s upcoming series. 

Despite the claims, a representative for ITV told MailOnline: ‘Our only stipulation for applicants on Love Island is that they are over 18, single and looking for love.’

For help call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.  

Slammed: Love Island has previously been slammed by fans, and previous contestants – including Montana Brown, pictured, for lack of different ethnic backgrounds, body types and members of the LGBT community represented on the show  

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She never fails to turn heads with her bold outfit choices.

And Christine McGuinness cut a stylish figure as she arrived at Media City in Salford, Manchester, on Wednesday morning.

The model, 32, showed off her toned pins in a pair of tight black skinny jeans which she teamed with a pale blue jacket.

Turning heads: Christine McGuinness cut a stylish figure as she arrived at a TV studios in Manchester on Wednesday morning in a blue blazer and skinny jeans 

Underneath the chic bright blazer she wore a black vest which showed off her ample assets as she strutted her stuff into the building. 

Christine completed the look with black leather pointy heels and carried a quilted Chanel handbag with her full of all the essentials.

She wore her long blonde tresses in a poker-straight style and opted for a typically glamorous makeup look. 

Style: Underneath the chic bright blazer she wore a black vest which showed off her ample assets as she strutted her stuff into the building

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It comes after on Sunday Christine was keen to show off her figure as she went topless while sunbathing with husband Paddy.

The beauty sent temperatures soaring as she donned nothing but a pair of snakeskin bottoms for the Instagram snap as she soaked up the sun with her TV star beau, 47.  

Cheekily alluded to her lack of clothing, the mother-of-three captioned the snap: ‘Sun’s out, huns out.’

Work it! Christine completed the look with black leather pointy heels and carried a quilted Chanel handbag with her full of all the essentials

Pose: She wore her long blonde tresses in a poker-straight style and opted for a typically glamorous makeup look as she filmed something for the camera

Paddy and Christine appeared in great spirits in the snaps as they made the most of the glorious sunshine.

Top Gear host Paddy cut a cool figure in a white shirt as he snapped a selfie with his blonde bombshell wife. 

Christine later took to her Instagram stories where she shared a clip of her sunbathing, giving fans a glimpse of her perky posterior in the process.

 

Letting loose: It comes after on Sunday Christine was keen to show off her figure as she went topless while sunbathing with husband Paddy

She later added a snakeskin bandeau top as she turned over to tan her front. 

The beauty looked incredible as she showed off her toned, bronzed physique while panning the camera over her body.

Last week the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a romantic meal, balloons and flowers. 

Flaunt: The beauty looked incredible as she showed off her toned, bronzed physique while panning the camera over her body

This post first appeared on Daily mail

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