Malin Andersson slams Love Island in wake of Sophie Gradon’s death: ‘Not enough care’

She posted a series of tweets calling for more aftercare

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by Polly Foreman |
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Malin Andersson has taken to Twitter to slam Love Island in the wake of Sophie Gradon's death, claiming the show doesn't provide enough aftercare.

She began by posting a tribute to Sophie saying: "RIP @sophiegradon THIS WORLD IS CRUEL. I can’t believe what I’ve just read. You beautiful angel. I have no words. I’m in so much pain. A beautiful friend and person. It hasn’t sunk in."

Malin then posted a series of tweets, and one read: "Love Island is now cancelled in my eyes".

She also replied to a tweet questioning why she was blaming Love Island with: "Shallow prick. Try going on a show like that and see what it can POTENTIALLY do to your mental health after".

Malin also tweeted and deleted: "NOT ENOUGH AFTER CARE @LoveIsland . IT SHOULD NOT AIR TONIGHT.”

However, Tom Powell, Sophie's ex boyfriend who also appeared on the show, disputed Malin's claims.

Speaking to The Sun Online, he said: “The show was crazy. But they took care of us. Anyone who says otherwise is talking bullshit. This morning Love Island called me and said I could call the psychologist who works for the show. They gave her new number. He was one of the first person to speak to us.

“After you leave the show you speak to the psychologist and you were always checking in with her.

“We had a lot of care after the show. They took great care of us."

heatworld has contacted ITV2 for comment.

Earlier today, the Love Island Twitter account posted: "The whole ITV2 and Love Island team are profoundly saddened to hear the news about Sophie, and our deepest sympathies and thoughts go to her family and friends."

Sophie, who appeared in series two of Love Island in 2016, was found dead in her home yesterday (June 20).

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Her boyfriend said on Facebook: "I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always ❤️❤️".

Northumbria police said in a statement: "At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.

"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner."

Tributes have poured in from the likes of Olivia Buckland, Holly Hagan, Kady McDermott and Rachel Fenton.


Celebs pay tribute to Sophie Gradon

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Holly Hagan

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