Yahoo News reported in Jan. 2020 that former Love Island contestant Ellie Brown shared that she went to extreme measures when it came to her appearance ahead of her stint in the 2018 series of the show. Brown claims she limited her diet before going onto the programme, even shunning fruit due to its sugar content, and spent two-and-a-half hours in the gym everyday for two months. "One of the biggest myths about Love Island is that we look so toned, tanned and skinny all of the time," she wrote in The Sun. "In reality, I practically starved myself going into the villa, eating nothing but fish and vegetables for months and spending hours sweating away in the gym each day." Brown said that being fat-shamed by online trolls for pictures taken after she left the programme left her feeling "lower that [she] ever had in her life". She opined that the contestants for the upcoming series "will no doubt be under the same pressures from trolls who are desperate to scrutinise every pound they shed or gain".
Need some help finding the best things to watch on Netflix? Let our editors help you find what's trending and what's worth your time.
We asked Doctors Jo Wilson, April Kepner, and Andrew DeLuca to tell us the episodes of the show that they think are the most essential to understanding their characters.