Love Island Bosses Release Statement Amid Claims Contestants ‘Don’t Get Any Support’ After Show
Love Island have released a statement following the sad death of former contestant, Mike Thalassitis.
The 2017 star of the hit reality show was found dead close to his Essex home on Friday – and it is now known that he took his own life.
The tragic news comes a year after 2016 contestant Sophie Gordon also died after her appearance on the show.
Since Mike’s untimely death, friends, fans and fellow LI contestants have been paying tribute to the well loved star – but the show itself has come under huge criticism for what people are saying is a lack of aftercare for contestants once they leave the villa.
Dom Leaver, a fellow Islander alongside Mike in 2017 – spoke out against the show, slamming the psychological support they offer their stars.
“You get a psychological evaluation before and after you go on the show but hands down once you are done on the show you don’t get any support unless you’re number one.”
The important issue was raised by many, and is now being taken into account by bosses of the ITV show, who released a statement on the claims.
“Care for our Islanders is a process the show takes very seriously and is a continuous process for all those taking part in the show,” bosses told Heart.
“We ensure that all of our Contributors are able to access psychological support before, during and after appearing on the show. The programme will always provide ongoing support when needed and where appropriate.
“We also discuss at length with all of our Islanders, before and after the show, how their lives might change and they have access to support and advice to help with this.”
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