"The world we live in is changing every day"
ITV shared details of their extended duty of care protocols for Love Island.
Show bosses made huge changes to their duty of care processes in 2019 following the deaths of two former contestants.
The popular reality show came under scrutiny when former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis died by suicide.
In a statement, ITV confirmed extensive welfare measures remain in place to provide support to programme participants before, during and after filming.
Ahead of this series, contributors on the show will be offered video training and guidance covering inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviours and microaggressions.
Additionally, before they go into the show, prospective Islanders will watch a video fronted by the show’s executive producer and head of welfare interviewing former Islanders about their experiences on the show.
Ade Rawcliffe, Group Director of Diversity and Inclusion at ITV, said “The world we live in is changing every day, and we want all of our Islanders to feel they are part of an inclusive environment in the Villa.
"As part of our duty of care process, it is also important we play our part in educating our participants to understand and empathise with different perspectives and lived experiences.”
Love Island season 8 Monday June 6th on Virgin Media Two.
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