Sam Bailey revealed her daughter Brooke Pearson wanted to go on a diet after watching love Island [ITV]
The ITV2 dating show attracted million of viewers, with fans glued to the antics of Kem Cetinay, Chris Hughes and co.
However, one person who wasn’t impressed with Love Island is X Factor winner Sam Bailey.
The mum of three appeared on Lorraine on Thursday where she ripped into the show after it gave her young daughter body confidence issues.
She initially told Lorraine Kelly stand-in Christine Bleakley that she was reluctant to let daughter Brooke Pearson watch the reality show.
Sam Bailey hit out at Love Island and said its’s OK to be real [ITV]
Sam Bailey hit out at Love Island for portraying only thin and beautiful bodies in the villa [ITV]
However, she soon gave in and became obsessed with the show herself but wishes that there would have been a more ‘plumper’ islander in the villa.
She told Christine: “Love Island is great – everyone in it is stunning and beautiful and thin – but the reason I’m starring in Fat Friends is to let everyone know it’s OK to be the size that you are. It’s OK to be real.”
The 40 year old continued: “But then Love Island – my daughter is like ‘Oh I’ve got a bit of fat, I need to go on a diet.”
She concluded her rant, saying: “She’s 12 and it really frustrates me.
The stars of Love Island all had fit and toned bodies [ITV]
“But she gets it now. She knows she’s still growing and is going to be beautiful when she’s older regardless.”
Sam isn’t the only person to share these views as even the show’s presenter Caroline Flack said that the show can portray an “unrealistic body image” for young people.
When asked by The Telegraph if the show does portray an unrealistic body image, the presenter replied: “I guess it is, really, isn’t it?”
“I have nothing to do with the casting, so I can’t say why they pick certain people,
Caroline Flack said Love Island portrays an unrealistic body images for young people [Getty]
“But the type of people who apply are already quite body-confident, I guess.”
Lorraine continues weekdays from 8.30am on ITV.