Love Island release statement after viewers express concern for Lucie Donlan
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Viewers have expressed concern for Love Island contestant Lucie Donlan in recent days.
Fans believe that Lucie has been manipulated by fellow contestant Joe Garratt, the guy she's been coupled up with, in recent days.
This led Women's Aid to speak out on the subject, releasing a statement after scenes showing Lucie in floods of tears aired earlier this week.
Yesterday, rumours started suggesting Lucie had left the show although producers later confirmed this was not the case.
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 19, 2019
However, a statement has been released from ITV explaining exactly what support is offered to each person during the show.
A spokesperson for the popular reality TV dating show said:
"We take the emotional well-being of all the islanders extremely seriously.
"We have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support on hand at all times who monitor and regularly speak to all of the islanders in private and off camera, especially if someone appears to be upset.
"All the islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on site and by their friends in the villa.
"This means islanders are always able to reach out and talk to someone if they feel the need. We will, of course, continue to monitor all of our islanders in line with our robust protocols.
"Love Island holds a mirror up to relationships and all the different dynamics that go with them."
As regular viewers will know, Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar left the show last night having been voted off by fellow viewers.
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 18, 2019
Joe and Lucie and Anton and Elma had been nominated by fellow viewers as the couple with the 'weakest' connection and it upset Lucie to think that her fellow islanders felt this way.
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