Love Island recruits plus-size model to end backlash against lack of body diversity

Jada Sezer

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Love Island have faced harsh criticisms in the past about the lack of diversity in the villa

And with just under two weeks to go until the nation goes into complete Love Island frenzy, rumours about which singletons will be joining the villa are seriously heating up

As well as Tyson Fury's brother Tommy, Rochelle Humes' sister Soph Piper, AJ Pritchard's brother Curtis, Big Brother star Lotan Carter, Miss Great Britain Kobi Jean, Ted Pullin, Sav Berry, and American model Delilah Belle Hamlin, it is now being reported that 'plus size' model Jada Sezer is being lined-up.

Jada, who ran the London Marathon in her underwear back in March, is reportedly a favourite with bosses, as they try to diversify the show and include 'all body types'.

A source told The Mirror, “Previous years have been criticised for a lack of diversity among contestants. This year producers are determined to have more variation among the Islanders.

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Jada Sezer

Jada Sezer is rumoured to be heading into Love Island 2019which would make her the first ever 'plus size' model. Love Island bosses have reportedly recruited her to end backlash against lack of body diversity.

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Curtis Pritchard

We regularly see AJ Pritchard on Strictly Come Dancing but it looks like we'll get to see his younger brother on TV too because rumour has it that Curtis is heading to Love Island. A source told The Sun: "His body is ideal for being in swimwear all day, plus he's a lovely bloke with a great sense of humour so is sure to be a hit with the ladies."They are also hoping that he will bring some sexy salsa moves to the villa."

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Tommy Fury

Tyson Fury has said that his younger brother Tommy is going on the Love Island 2019. During Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on ESPN, he explained: "[Tommy's] going on a TV show called Love Island."He's a good looking young kid and I think he's going to be a hit with the ladies on it."He clearly doesn't look like me because I look like an ogre! He's only just started his professional career, he's 2-0 at the moment."He's got a big future but it's going to take a lot of sacrifice and dedication to achieve goals."

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Kobi Jean

Personal trainer Matt Fiddes has droppped major hints that Miss Great Britain Kobi Jean is heading onto Love Island. She wouldn't be the first Miss GB either...

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Delilah Belle Hamlin

America star Delilah Hamlin could potentially go on Love Island later this yearand you might not have heard of her before but we reckon you'll know her mum Lisa Rinna aka Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.

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Lotan Carter

Controversial Big Brother star Lotan Carter is also rumoured to be going on Love Island this year. We say controversial because back in 2017, when he appeared on the show, he broke several of the shows rules.

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Braelin Kail Peery

According to reports, bisexualInstagram star Braelin Kail Peery has been approached by the Love Island producers. Former Love Island stars have previously revealed they were discovered on social media.

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Soph Piper

Rochelle Humes' younger sister Soph (far right) has apparently been in talks with Love Island bosses to join the show. According to The Sun: "ITV2 bosses are really keen for Soph to be the star of this year's series."Soph is the perfect islander – she's incredibly beautiful and loves meeting new people after already doing a season in Ibiza."

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Ted Pullin

Rumour has it that Jack Fowler's friend Ted Pullin could be heading into the villa this summer. According to reports, he's in 'advanced talks' with bosses after he was apparently replaced by Josh Denzel on the 2018 series.

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Sex blogger Oloni sparked rumours she was heading into Love Island 2019 after she shared a photo on Instagram and wrote: "Cat's out the bag I'm going to be on Love Island." However she went on to add: "Jk on the way to your dads house."

 Jada Sezer

“They want all shapes and sizes taking part – not just a stream of identikit young men and women.

“Given the nature of the show, it’s important the contestants feel body confident as they spend so much time wearing skimpy clothes or bikinis as they sunbathe and hang out by the pool."

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“Jada would be a perfect choice because she is passionate about body positivity – and even appeared on Good Morning Britain in her underwear before running the marathon. Producers have been talking at length with her and are hopeful they might feature her later in the series."

It comes just one day after ITV bosses released the full care plan for the 2019 series, after receiving backlash following the deaths of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

Outlining the 'Pre Filming and Filming' stage of the show, as well as the 'Aftercare' policy, bosses have promised some extensive care. Read the full policy here.

It was announced earlier this week that Love Island series five with return to ITV2 on Monday 3rd June at 9pm.

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