Amy Hart praises Love Island’s duty of care in first interview since quitting Love Island

Amy Hart praises Love Island’s duty of care in first interview since quitting Love Island

Love Islander Amy Hart has praised the show’s duty of care after she quit the show for the sake of her mental health.

Speaking to The Sun, the former air hostess said watching her ex Curtis get to know Longford native Maura Higgins would have been “self-sabotage”.

“I chose my mental health over the reality show,” she said.

“I was in a very horrible place over the last week, to be told that the gloves were off with Maura and I had to ‘brace myself’, like a storm. I knew I had to leave when I did”

She talked about how the producers “stood over” her to ensure she ate after noticing she had lost some weight.

She also added that she paid regular visits to the show’s psychiatrist during her break-up with Curtis and will continue to use the service in the coming months.

“I used to suffer from anxiety travelling around the world as an 18-year-old,” she said.

I used to be a bit scared of therapy and since going in the villa I love it

“They gave me tools to deal with it. They were on call for 24 hours.”

Taking to her Instagram, she spoke about the show's chaperone programme and how much it helped her during her time in and out of the villa.

"When you go on Love Island you’re assigned a chaperone for before you enter the villa." she explained.

"It’s really daunting saying goodbye to your family and going with someone before you start your new journey within the villa. I was told I would have a ‘new best friend for a week’ that didn’t happen for me....I ended up with a new big-sister-who’s-actually-younger-than-me for life"

She described it as another way the "love island fam" deliver "more than enough".

She then looked after me after I left the villa and supported me through those few days. Literally so lucky to have GTH in my life and couldn’t have done any of this without her

Love Island’s duty of care, which had been ramped up after the tragic deaths of former Islanders Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

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