The latest Love Island season will launch on Monday, June 3rd, marking at least eight weeks of sun-soaked drama, life-changing celebrity status and social media-conquering power couples.
However, not everyone has been impressed that the dating show has been allowed to air, following the death of multiple cast members in suspected suicides over the past few years.
Here’s everything we know about the Love Island duty of care policy for 2019…
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Why is the Love Island duty of care such an issue?
The duty of care system at Love Island has been under intense scrutiny of late.
Season 2 contestant Sophie Gradon passed away in 2018 aged 32, with police suspect it was suicide.
A year later on March 16th, 2019, season 3 star Mike Thalassitis also took his own life.
It has been widely reported that both of the Love Island stars struggled with the mental pressure of celebrity stardom, with many people calling on Love Island to reevaluate their duty of care system.
Likewise, ITV series The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled in May after a guest died 10 days after appearing on the show, again of a suspected suicide.
Unpopular opinion: The next ITV show to cancel now Jeremy Kyle's gone, should be "Love Island"
1. It sets unrealistic body image expectations
2. It reinforces negative self esteem by suggesting only the prettiest deserve love
3. 2 contestants have committed suicide
It is toxic.
— Jack Duncan🔻 (@JackDunc1) May 15, 2019
What is Love Island duty of care policy?
ITV announced the duty of care process for series 5 via a press release.
The system in place is designed to manage the welfare of the Islanders, helping them in pre-screening, filming and after the show.
Love Island: Pre filming and filming
Love Island: Aftercare
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