Love Island bosses warn fans to 'think before they post' in #BeKind message before cast announcements kick off tomorrow

Love Island bosses warn fans to 'think before they post' in #BeKind message before cast announcements kick off tomorrow

LOVE Island bosses have warned fans to "think before they post" in #BeKind message before cast announcements kick off tomorrow.

With the start date just days away we can't wait for a summer of connections, head turning and grafting – but ITV2 chiefs have issued a warning to viewers ahead of the new series.

The cast of Love Island 2021 is set to revealed on Monday, a week before the show launches.

Show bosses have urged fans to "remember these islanders are real people" before their identities are exposed to the world.

A message posted on the official Love Island Instagram page on Sunday read: "You've got a text!

"These Islanders are all single and ready to find love. We can't wait to watch them get to know each other, date and maybe even find the one.

"We's so grateful they're letting us follow their journey this summer. We hope you enjoy the show, but please think before you post."

The show returns to screens on Monday 28 June – in little over a week – and will air every night bar Saturday on ITV.

Several fans flooded the comment section with excitement for the upcoming series.

One shared: "Well done to all at Love Island for posting this. People have to remember that these islanders are real people looking for real genuine love."



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Another added: "Well said Love Island. #BeKind."

A third commented: "Missed this so much last year. I do hope the contestants will be getting all the counselling and support that they're going to need before the show and plenty of aftercare."

It comes after The Sun revealed beauty queen and multi-lingual lawyer Sharon Gaffka would be entering the villa.

The new Love Islanders will experience an increased “duty of care” from the show, ITV bosses announced this week.

They are hiring a new clinical psychologist, Dr Matthew Gould, in an ongoing bid to review their procedures and monitor stars.

The Islanders will get mandatory therapy sessions, extensive social media training (including how to handle trolls) and receive financial advice.

The overhaul comes after Ofcom last year brought in tougher rules requiring broadcasters to protect the mental health and wellbeing of contestants.

Contestants on the seventh series will be given training on social media and how to handle trolls.

YOU’RE NOT ALONE

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123

They will also be taught how to manage their finances and given advice on taking on management after the show.

After the show Islanders will have to take part in at least eight therapy sessions to help them adjust to life back home.

The production team will also stay in touch with them for 14 months to offer any "additional help" needed.

Their actions come after series two star Sophie was found dead aged 32 in June 2018.

While Mike who appeared on Love Island in 2017, took his own life in March 2019 aged 26.

The show’s host Caroline Flack also took her life aged 40 in February 2020

The casting team have also aimed to have more diverse contestants appear this series – with Love Island set to have its first disabled star.

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