Ex Love Island star outraged by this year’s line up – and she’s not the only one

It may only seem like only yesterday that we said goodbye to the Love Island class of 2019, but it's almost time to welcome the new batch of gorgeous singletons.

Winter Love Island will finally hit our screens on Sunday, with the full line-up of Islanders dropping earlier this week.

And while most people can't wait to see what the first winter in South Africa will bring, some fans are already a bit disappointed.

After seeing the new line-up and fans immediately took to Twitter , expressing their disappointment at what they claim is a lack of body representation.

They believe that even though this year's contestants are looking as glamorous as ever, they're all of a relatively similar body size and shape.


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The same concerns were raised last year, despite the show's bosses promising that upcoming contestants would be of "all shapes and sizes."

Among those voicing their upset is season two islander Malin Andersson.

The 26-year-old has been known for her body positivity posts since leaving the Love Island villa, and was clearly frustrated by this seasons line-up, replying to the Love Island's line-up tweet:

Yet, it's not just the former Love Islander that has shared their annoyance behind this year's cast.

An ITV spokeswoman reassured fans, telling Mirror Online: “ITV celebrates diversity of every sort across our range of programmes and this year’s Love Islanders come from a diverse range of backgrounds with a mix of personalities."


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Series five saw Love Island bosses introducing Anna Vakili, a beautiful, curvy sized 12 from London in their bid to tick the 'plus-size' box, but since the average UK woman is said to be a size 16, they still seem to be a little off.

Last year the Creative director of ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles received backlash after saying, "We want to be as representative as possible but we also we want them to be attracted to one another."

"Also, we’re not saying that everyone that’s in there is how you’re supposed to look. We’re saying here’s a group of people that we want to watch for eight weeks, and we want to watch them fall in love. That’s not at the front of our mind, but we do want to be as diverse as possible.”

Season four islander Alexandra Cane has also been seen posting pictures on her socials of her stomach and how "rolls are cute & very normal."

She recently told the Metro : "I think I think they do really well with the TV show. That’s why it’s so successful. People come from different backgrounds, like different jobs, you’ve got such a mix of different people and I think we just have to remember that it is a light-hearted show."

And she's not the only one who doesn't see the problem:

This winter series will be hosted in South Africa by Laura Whitmore who is taking over the role from Caroline Flack.

The very impressive £5.3M Cape Town villa boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a pool and sweeping views.

What better place could there be to see who everyone's type on paper is.

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