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Samira Mighty speaks out against Yewande’s treatment on Love Island

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Samira Mighty was a stand out contestant on season four of the hit reality TV show Love Island.

The West End actress left the show following Frankie Foster’s departure.

The star has spoken out regarding the show’s diversity, and how she believes it may be impacting Dublin contestant Yewande Biala’s experience on the show.

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“I was obviously the token [black woman] on the show, it was easy to work that out,” she told The Mail on Sunday.

“I only had to look at the line of girls when I arrived at the villa.”

“There was nobody else who looked like me. ITV are desperate to be diverse, but that is coming across in a way that is quite unfortunate for them,” she claimed.

Yewande Biala

“Yewande is a token, too, it’s obvious what is happening,” she told the newspaper.

“She is the only black girl, and has had little interest from the men, who seem to like blonde white girls with big boobs – or any screen time as a result… We haven’t seen Yewande’s personality.”

ITV released a statement to The Mirror to say that they encourage and celebrate diversity on the show.

“We celebrate diversity of every sort and this year’s Love Islanders come from a diverse range of backgrounds with a mix of personalities,” their statement reads. 

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