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Bosses at Love Island have issued an advanced stern warning to viewers ahead of the new series launch on June 28th.
Fans are undoubtedly excited about the launch of the hotly anticipated dating show after it was cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, they have been reminded to be "think before they post" and show kindness to contestants when airing their thoughts and opinions about them on social media.
The warning comes after former contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon and host Caroline Flack tragically took their own lives after their mental health was impacted.
A message shared on the Love Island Instagram account on Sunday evening read: "'You've got a text! These Islanders are all single and ready to find love.
"We can't wait to watch them get to know each other, date, and maybe even find the one."
It was concluded: "'We're so grateful they're letting us follow their journey this summer. We hope you enjoy the show, but please think before you post."
Love Island host Laura Whitmore and her voiceover boyfriend Iain Stirling reiterated the warning as they shared the message on their social media accounts.
While the show has been a runaway success over the years, it has also been marred by controversy and tragedy.
Former contestant Sophie Gradon was 32 when she died in 2018, and just a year later, Mike Thalassitis took his life aged 26.
The show was rocked by tragedy once again after Caroline Flack, who hosted the show from 2015 to 2019, tragically took her own life at age 40 on February 15 2020.
Earlier this month it was revealed that Love Island bosses have put into place strict mental health protocols for the upcoming season.
New contestants are being offered comprehensive psychological support, training on the impacts of social media and handling negativity, and financial management training.
The villa inhabitants will have conversations about the impact of being on the show, and an aftercare package to support islanders has been finalised. They'll also receive advice about seeking management for once they return to the UK.
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 28th June on ITV2 and ITV Hub. are available the following morning on BritBox.
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