Judi Love says Love Island lads will be ‘focussed on chatting up Maya’ in new series

It's official – the brand new series of Love Island is just around the corner!

And not only are we looking forward to finally getting a glimpse at the latest batch of fresh-faced love-hungry singletons, but the UK is also gearing up to see how new frontwoman Maya Jama will do in her role as presenter.

Amongst those who can't wait to see what former radio hostess Maya will bring to the job – having been announced as Laura Whitmore's replacement last year – is Loose Women panellist and comedian Judi Love.

Writing in her weekly OK! column, Love Island 'superfan' Judi, 42, asked readers: "OMG! Can you believe the new series of Love Island is just around the corner?"

Judi went on to congratulate bombshell Maya, writing "I’d like to wish[her] the best of luck ahead of her big debut", before adding, "I predict all the love-hungry lads will be more focused on chatting up Maya than the ladies in the villa. Ha!"

As well as bringing in Glow Up host Maya to front the upcoming winter series, bosses at ITV have outlined new duty of care protocols that have been put in place for before, during and after contestants' time on the programme.

Participants of the show will be asked to pause their social media accounts for the duration of their time in the villa – which means their family members will not take over their handles for them.

Nothing will be published on their behalf as a result of this new measure.

Amongst those who believe the strict new protocols are necessary and welcome in an age hugely focussed on social media is Judi.

Mum-of-two Judi told OK! last week: "I also think it’s great the contestants’ social media accounts will be deactivated while they’re on the show to reduce online trolling.

"It shows ITV is making major moves towards protecting mental health."

Before making their way into the villa for the second ever winter series of the show, Islanders will get "guidance and training around mutually respective behaviour in relationships".

The contestants will be offered reading material to help them spot and understand "patterns associated with controlling and coercive behaviour".

ITV bosses have also shared how people contributing to Love Island will continue to be offered video training and guidance on inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity as well as micro-aggressions.


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