Love Island stars are warned about the “potential downsides” of being on the show, in a lengthy 27-page contract.
Following the deaths of two former Islanders, ITV bosses revealed huge changes to their duty of care processes earlier this year.
The key changes include enhanced psychological support, more detailed conversations with potential Islanders regarding the impact of participation on the show, bespoke training for all Islanders on social media and financial management, and a proactive aftercare package which extends support to all Islanders following their participation.
Now, The Sun has revealed how this year’s Islanders were warned about the negative side of appearing on the show before they entered the villa.
This week, ITV bosses went before the Commons culture select committee inquiry into reality TV, and shared the documents that are sent to people before they appear on shows like Love Island.
In the 27-page contract, potential Islanders are told: “If you engage in sex we advise you to practice safe sex. However, if you engage in unsafe sex there are risks you are taking which you take full responsibility for.”
“Taking part in Love Island will hopefully be a very positive experience for you. However, when you resume your regular life, there are potential downsides to be aware of. If you’re hoping that you will become famous by taking part in the show, there are no guarantees that this will happen.”
The contract also warns: “This is a dating show where the main goal is to find love. You may find yourself in the public spotlight in ways that you didn’t anticipate, including press interest and negative comments on social media.”
“You could become famous but then find that the public quickly loses interest. Your family and friends, as well as your past actions, may also become the subject of negative press attention.”
Islanders are also told if they don’t declare any mental health or psychological conditions before entering the villa, they cannot claim damages for any issues following the show.