With less than a couple weeks to go until the return of the nation’s most-watched reality TV show, Love Island, the show has received backlash from the public regarding a clear lack of body diversity amongst previous contestants. While the upcoming islanders are yet to be confirmed, many argue that it seems they conform to the same “identikit” image as before.
Amidst the controversy, producers are adamant that this year they will include a wide range of body types to promote diversity in the villa.
Speaking to The Mirror, and insider revealed, “Previous years have been criticised for a lack of diversity among contestants. This year producers are determined to have more variation...”
In the bid to promote diversity, it has come to light that Jada Sezer, a ‘plus size’ model and advocate for body confidence has been approached by producers to appear on the show.
“Given the nature of the show, it’s important the contestants feel body confident as they spend so much time wearing skimpy clothes or bikinis as they sunbathe and hang out by the pool.”
This is not the only change producers intend to make in order to improve the show.
There will be “enhanced psychological support…bespoke training for all Islanders on social media and financial management and a proactive aftercare package…”
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