Love Island bosses have reportedly signed plus-sized model Jada Sezer for the new series of the show.
The much-loved ITV show is set to return to our screens on June 3 for the fifth series.
According to reports, show bosses have now “recruited” plus-sized model Jada Sezer, who describes herself as a “self love advocate”.
A source told The Sun: “Previous years have been criticised for a lack of diversity among contestants.
“This year producers are determined to have more variation among the Islanders.
“Jada would be a perfect choice because she is passionate about body positivity – and even appeared on Good Morning Britain in her underwear before running the London Marathon.”
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The Mirror reports that “body confidence” is an important issue with producers, as contestants are expected to spend most of their time on the show in bikinis.
A source added: “Producers have been talking at length with her and are hopeful they might feature her later in the series.”
Opening up on her incredible figure, Jada, who is a size 16, revealed on a podcast: “This is my natural weight and I’ve been able to make a career from it.
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“If I was to stop liking cake and lost weight then I would probably lose clients because when you get down to a size 14/12 it can be harder to get jobs.”
Jada is joining other rumoured contestants which are being tipped to join this year’s lineup, including Scottish bartender Corey Galloway and Rochelle Humes’ sister Soph.
AJ Pritchard’s brother, Curtis, is also rumoured to be heading to the villa.
Love Island 2019 – rumours, gossip and summer start date
The hottest show of the summer is gearing up for its eagerly anticipated return.
Love Island will soon grace our screens yet again and we simply cannot contain our excitement.
Here's what we know about the rumoured line up, how much they earn when they're in the villa, and the all important start date…
When is Love Island back on TV?
A new bunch of sexy singletons will arrive at the Love Island villa in a quest to find love when the fifth series starts on 3 June.
How much do the contestants earn?
Many of the stars will be looking to build their bank balances after the show. Many viewers don't realise they also get a tidy allowance whilst they're on air, too.
According to the Daily Star , to “compensate” for giving up their time to appear on the ITV2 programme, the cast will be paid £250 a week.
The fee helps cover rent and bills the Islanders run up at home while they’re soaking up the sun in Spain.
The Love Island 2019 'teaser'
ITV2 officially confirmed the show’s return in a promo featuring host Caroline on Monday, alongside the hashtag “Day Dot Is Coming."
Who is appearing on Love Island this year?
Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard’s brother is joining the new series of Love Island, reports have claimed.
Pro dancer Curtis, who hit the headlines after being viciously attacked alongside his famous brother at a nightclub, is said to be heading to the ITV villa this year.
According to reports, the 23 year old is jetting out to Majorca as the show prepares to start on June 3.
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