ITV has vowed to offer support to Love Island contestants after they leave the show.
Fans of ITV’s Love Island were heartbroken last weekend at the news that another beloved contestant had passed away.
Mike Thalassitis, 26, was found hanged on March 16 in woods in North London.
Nine months before his death, fellow Love Island contestant, 32-year-old Sophie Graydon, was also found dead.
Other contestants who had taken part in the show have since spoken out about the lack of care they received after filming was over.
Jonny Mitchell, who appeared in the 2017 series of the reality TV show, said in an interview with Sky News: “I did see the psychiatrist when I left, but it was a formality.”
He continued: “It was no preparation for returning to the real world.”
A letter sent to The Sun allegedly outlined ITV’s plans to implement an aftercare strategy for Islanders in the future.
The letter was reportedly written by the creative director of ITV Studios, Richard Cowles.
It read: “When something so awful happens we naturally enter a period of soul searching and ask whether anything could have been done.
The document continued: “This review has led us to extend our support processes to offer therapy to all Islanders and not only those that reach out to us.”
According to reports, the plan includes therapy for each contestant, social media training and financial management advice.
The newspaper also claimed that a Government mental health adviser has been brought in to examine the show’s production.
Allegedly, Richard further commented: “We work with an independent GP and a psychological consultant to provide an assessment of the physical and mental health of each of the shortlisted cast members and their suitability for inclusion.”
In the past few days, angry fans had taken to Twitter to call for the show’s cancellation.
One user wrote: “This show needs shutting down. Your aftercare is shocking. These contestants need your support.”
While another added: “When are ITV going to take action?”
The Daily Star have approached ITV for comment.
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