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Love Island 2021 could include first ever disabled islander after calls for better representation

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Love Island 2021 could include first ever disabled islander after calls for better representation

Love Island fans have called for it to be more inclusive (Picture: ITV)

Love Island 2021 could be the first series to include a disabled islander.

For years, fans have been calling for greater representation on all fronts from the ITV dating show – and there’s finally been a sign that some progress could be made.

TikTok star Milly Pickles, who’s an amputee, revealed she was asked to go on the series this year.

‘Just thinking – I was asked to go on Love Island this year and I said no but, would would I have been the first disabled Love Islander?’ she asked in a new video.

‘And does this mean that they’re being more inclusive? Because if so, fabulous. I cannot wait to watch.’

Clarifying her point, Milly added: ‘They contacted me and I had calls with various people but I pulled out because I realised, “Why am I doing this? It doesn’t align with who I am.”

@millypickles1What do you guys think??? So exciting if so FINALLY more representation !!! #loveisland♬ Oliver Twist – ArrDee

‘That’s not the point I’m making though. I’m saying that, because they got in contact with me and I’m disabled, does that mean that they’re going to bring other disabled people in? Because hopefully.’

Fans are hoping that the series, which is expected to return to screens this month, will be more diverse this time around.

It’s speculated that the new line-up will feature Love Island’s most diverse cast yet with contestants of ‘all shapes and sizes’.


Credit: Original article published here.

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