Sharon Gaffka has revealed she’s received “violent” messages from online trolls since her Love Island exit.
The 25-year-old was dumped from the show on Sunday after she was left single in the recoupling.
Taking to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, the civil servant reminded fans that she wasn’t just “a character on a show”.
She said: “Since leaving the villa I’ve had a lot of lovely messages and they definitely outweigh the negative ones. But now I’m starting to get some more violent ones and I need to say to put a stop to it.”
“At the end of the day, it’s a person you’re saying this to – not a character on a TV show.”
“I’m never going to retaliate to these messages, I’m never going to send you anything horrible back, but I just want to say that.”
“I’m in a very good position, I’m very f***ing lucky that ITV are incredible and have been insane since I left the villa – I’m sure I can speak for every islander when I say that.”
“I have amazing friends, a very strong family support and I’m very fortunate that I have that – but you don’t know if the person you’re sending those messages to has that.”
“You don’t know later down the line if your messages could have very horrible consequences and repercussions,” Sharon added.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.