Love Island Boss Claims Show 'Helps Tackle Childhood Obesity'

Love Island Boss Claims Show 'Helps Tackle Childhood Obesity'
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

24 Aug 2018

We all know the contestants on Love Island aren't very diverse in the looks department. 

Now Love Island bosses have defended the show's decision to cast sexy people by saying it "tackles childhood obesity".

Speaking about the body diversity debate that the show sparked, Paul said: "I think on the body image thing, we cast very attractive people because it's a sexy show.

"It is entertainment on ITV2 and in the same way that Hollywood casts a certain type to get bums on seats in theatres or on other entertainment shows - the dancers on Strictly, whatever - [we do]."

Paul went on to brand the programme as 'aspirational' for the audience and the 'perfect holiday' viewers could only aspire towards.

The ITV boss also suggested that the show was doing its part in the war against childhood obesity. 

"There's also another conversation going on at the moment about childhood obesity. If you want to look like these guys on Love Island, you have to work out," he continued.

"We make no excuses that people more beautiful than us are entitled to go into a villa for eight weeks and find love."