“I was kept isolated in the beach hut overnight which is a tiny bright room with a chair and kept getting told I’d get let back to the villa for hours on end,” Vanessa said. “This didn’t happen. It felt like torture.”
She also says that she was the subject of relentless bullying during her time on the show.
In a recent Instagram post, Vanessa complained about the duty of care on the show.
“I did not suffer from depression or anxiety before Love Island. Everything in my life was going so well,” she wrote, revealing she “reached breaking point” and tried to take her own life in March.
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