Love Island is possibly the worst thing to happen to TV. Aimless pretty people become overnight celebrities when they bounce around in bikinis on holiday and have sex with cameras watching.Weirdly, it’s become on of the most popular TV shows on at the moment, but Emily Clarkson, daughter of The Grand Tour’s Jeremy, wasn’t having any of it.
She revealed that she was invited onto the show, but was worried that she was going to be considered fat and be trolled about her looks. She also worried about the cameras catching her in positions that could be compromising.
In one of her latest columns she discusses how she was invited by ITV to be on the next Love Island series because they were looking for ‘something different’. But Emily was worried that she could be targeted because of her ‘stomach rolls’ and the rejection of her from the “looks-based show”.
She explained: “I’m not perfect – and I’d be an easy target with my stomach rolls and heat rash.
“I think I’d make it all too real. And this is why, I suspect, the show will never change. And who wants to be the first to make that change?
“At the end of the day, it’s a look-based show. And I got picked last for sports teams enough times to know the humiliation of not being chosen.
“That’s not something I want to relive in front of the ruthless British public.”
She’s currently involved in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend, but also wrote about how she would hate to be involved with something on the show that her parents may not want to see.
She wrote: “Not even because I’d die at the thought of my parents watching me having sex.”
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