'Love Island' could be axed by UK Broadcasting Standards Authority if it fails contestant's well-being

Publish Date
Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 10:38AM

Could the end be near for Love Island?

Love Island is known for being hot and steamy, but the show could be in some hot and steamy water if they don't comply with new regulations from the UK Broadcasting Standards Authority. 

New protections have been put in place to safeguard the well-being of contestants of reality shows, like Love Island.

‘We’re talking about shows like Love Island that attract a high level of media or social-media interest, involve conflict, emotionally challenging situations, or require a person to disclose life-changing or private aspects of their lives,’ said a representative of Ofcom (The UK BSA).

 

The measures mean that broadcasters have a duty of care for people they feature who might be at risk of harm, such as those who are not used to being in the public eye.

‘We’ve also made clear that, before a person agrees to take part in a TV or radio show, broadcasters must properly tell them about any possible risks to their welfare, and how they’ll seek to minimise these.’

2021 Love Island contestants have also been offered a 'minimum of eight therapy sessions' on their return home, ITV has revealed in their show protocols. 

Season 7 of Love Island UK is available to stream on NEON.