Irish Love Island contestant Yewande Biala has revealed exactly how the aftercare process works once islanders leave the show.
The scientist has said that visits with psychologists are immediate, as contestants who have left are placed on lockdown with no contact to the outside world for up to 48 hours.
“The first thing that you do is a mini interview, the one that you see on television,” she told The Daily Mail on Sunday newspaper.
“You are then seen by a psychiatrist straight away. You talk about your feelings and about how you feel at that moment. You also talk about your fears about leaving the villa and about how you were perceived on the outside.”
“Then you talk to the executives about how your experience was and about maybe how it could have been improved or what you would have done differently.”
Yewande said that islanders who are dumped from the villa or leave of their own accord are placed in a holding villa for “24 to 48 hours.”
The islanders are reportedly allowed no contact with anyone outside the lockdown villa to protect the show’s storyline.
It is at this stage that islanders meet a new psychology team to help prepare them for their new reality in the outside world.
“They talk to you about how the media will work and the demands that will be put on you,” she revealed.
“Then when you go back to Ireland you get called regularly by the show’s aftercare service, again with psychologists, and they check in with you on a daily basis to make sure you are dealing with your new reality.”
The Irish celeb described her aftercare experience as “amazing” following the show.
Love Island continues on Sunday night at 9pm on Virgin Media Two.