Love Island’s Ellie Brown reveals she ‘starved’ herself before the show

She's opened up about the impact of fame

Ellie Brown

by William Marriott |

Love Island 2018 contestant Ellie Brown has opened up about the harsh reality of starring in one of the UK's biggest reality TV show.

The star has written an article to warn new Islanders of what the show is like, ahead of the launch of Love Island 2020 tomorrow.

Ellie told The Sun, "ONE of the biggest myths about Love Island is that we look so toned, tanned and skinny all the time.

"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."

She continued, "It's why, ahead of the new series which starts on Sunday, my heart goes out to the new contestants who will no doubt be under the same pressures from trolls who are desperate to scrutinise every pound they shed or gain."

CHECK OUT: The official Love Island 2020 line-up

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LOVE ISLAND JANUARY 2020 C0NFIRMED LINE UP

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
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Age: 22Hometown: LondonOccupation: Customer Service AdvisorDumped: 29th January after Mike chose to couple up with Sophie.

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
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Age: 25Hometown: BristolOccupation: Beauty Consultant

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
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Age: 20Hometown: LondonOccupation: Students and VIP Hostesses Eve Gale: Dumped in the first re-coupling after failing to be picked by a boy.

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
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Age: 25Hometown: LondonOccupation: Democratic Services Officer Dumped: after a re-coupling when she wasn't chosen by Luke Mabbot

Sophie Piper
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Age: 21Hometown: EssexOccupation: Medical PADumped in a public vote

Paige Turley
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Age: 22Hometown: West LothianOccupation: Singer

Mike Boateng
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Age: 24Hometown: LondonOccupation: Police Officer

Connor Durman
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Age: 25Hometown: BrightonOccupation: Coffee Bean SalesmanDumped: 26th January after he and Sophie were voted the public's least favourite couple and the Islanders had to send one of them home.

Callum Jones
9 of 20
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Age: 23Hometown: ManchesterOccupation: ScaffolderDumped: By public vote that culminated in an Islander's decider with partner Molly smith

Nas Majeed
10 of 20
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Age: 23Hometown: LondonOccupation: Sports Science Graduate and BuilderDumped: In a public vote with Casa Amor partner Eva Zapico

Ollie Williams
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Age: 23Hometown: CornwallOccupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock Estate/Land OwnerChose to leave due to missing a former girlfriendLeft: Ollie quit the show on 14th January to get back with his ex.

Finley Tapp
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Age: 20Hometown: Milton KeynesOccupation: Recruitment consultant

Connagh Howard
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Age: 26Hometown: CardiffOccupation: ModelDumped by Siannese Fudge Dumped: 25th January after failing to be chosen by any of the women.

Rebecca Gormley
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Age: 21Hometown: NewcastleOccupation: Part-time Model and CarerDumped in public vote with Casa Amor partner Jordan Waobikeze

Luke Mabbott
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Age: 24Hometown: RedcarOccupation: Heating Engineer

Luke Trotman
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Age: 22Hometown: LutonOccupation: Semi-pro footballer and Student

Demi Jones
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Age: 21Hometown: PortsmouthOccupation: Fashion Advisor in a local boutique

Wallace Wilson
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Age: 24Hometown: InvernessOccupation: Personal TrainerDumped after one week in a public vote, left with Sophie Piper

Wallace Wilson
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Age: 24Hometown: InvernessOccupation: Personal trainerDumped: By public vote that culminated in an Islander decider with Sophie Piper

Ched Uzor
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Age: 23Hometown: SuffolkOccupation: Scaffolder

The celebrity Ex On The Beach star also opened up about her experience of "fat-shaming", revealing the abuse once left her "feeling lower than I ever had in my life."

The ex of Love Island star Charlie Brake said, "Last summer, I was on holiday in America with my girls.

"I didn't think I'd get papped over there, so it was a complete shock when the most disgusting photos of me in a bikini were taken and shared online."

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Ellie went on to say, "All of a sudden, my social media accounts were being flooded, with trolls accusing me of being a ‘liar’, of editing photos of myself on Instagram to cover up how I really looked.

"The truth is that it was just a horribly unflattering photo, like we've all seen on Facebook after a night out. But that didn't matter.

"I couldn’t stop sobbing, I FaceTimed my mum and couldn’t leave my hotel room for the rest of the day. It absolutely ruined my holiday."

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