Love Island 2020: New cast have had ‘strictest ever mental health checks’ after past stars speak out

The show have already updated their aftercare plans

Love Island

by William Marriott |
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Love Island bosses reportedly DIDN'T choose the new Islanders for the 2020 line-up. It's been alleged it was in fact mental health experts that made the final decision, after putting the new Islanders through the show's "strictest ever" mental health test.

The Sun reports hundreds of wannabes were turned away from the show after taking the test, which proved they wouldn't be able to cope with the fame that comes with the show.

Love Island 2020
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A source told the publication, “Everyone who applies to the show now has to undergo the most stringent of interviews you can imagine to ensure that they are mentally fit and well to take part,” reveals our source.

“And once they get through an initial interview there are separate checks made to make sure that everyone taking part is suitable to be on a show that comes with so much interest and puts young people under the spotlight.

“There were some applicants who didn’t make it through the process on the basis that producers were concerned that they would not be able to cope.”

CHECK OUT: The official Love Island 2020 line-up

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LOVE ISLAND JANUARY 2020 C0NFIRMED LINE UP

WINTER LOVE ISLAND1 of 20
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Leanne Amaning

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

WINTER LOVE ISLAND2 of 20
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Siânnise Fudge

Age: 25Hometown: BristolOccupation: Beauty Consultant

WINTER LOVE ISLAND3 of 20
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Eve and Jess Gale

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

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Shaughna Phillips

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

Sophie Piper5 of 20
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Sophie Piper

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

Paige Turley6 of 20
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Paige Turley

Age: 22Hometown: West LothianOccupation: Singer

Mike Boateng7 of 20
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Mike Boateng

Age: 24Hometown: LondonOccupation: Police Officer

Connor Durman8 of 20
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Connor Durman

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 Jones9 of 20
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Callum Jones

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

Nas Majeed10 of 20
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Nas Majeed

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

Ollie Williams11 of 20
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Ollie Williams

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 Tapp12 of 20
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Finley Tapp

Age: 20Hometown: Milton KeynesOccupation: Recruitment consultant

Connagh Howard13 of 20
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Connagh Howard

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

Rebecca Gormley14 of 20
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Rebecca Gormley

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

Luke Mabbott15 of 20
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Luke Mabbott

Age: 24Hometown: RedcarOccupation: Heating Engineer

Luke Trotman16 of 20
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Luke Trotman

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

Demi Jones17 of 20
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Demi Jones

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

Wallace Wilson18 of 20
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Wallace Wilson

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

Wallace Wilson19 of 20
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Wallace Wilson

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

Ched Uzor20 of 20
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Ched Uzor

Age: 23Hometown: SuffolkOccupation: Scaffolder

Mike Thalassitis
Mike Thalassitis ©ITV

Details of the aftercare provided by Love Island were published following the saddening deaths of former stars Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis who took their own lives.

At the time of their deaths, ITV's Richard Cowles said, "Due to the success of the show our Islanders can find themselves in the public eye following their appearance."

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“We really want to make sure they have given real consideration to this and what appearing on TV entails. Discussing all of this with us forms a big part of the casting process and, ultimately, their decision to take part.

“Also, as we are outlining today our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare and we are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.”

The aftercare programme has since been updated.

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