Love Island All Stars viewers slam lack of diversity on show and threaten to stop watching, insisting Kaz has been ‘shafted’ with no one to couple-up with: ‘It actually turns my stomach’

Love Island viewers have hit out at the lack of diversity on the show after Joe Garratt and twins Jess and Eve Gale arrived as bombshells on Monday.

Despite diversity on the ITV reality show improving in recent years, fans have expressed their desire for more representation in the villa.

Many took to social media to claim Kaz Kamwi, 29, had no one to couple-up, exclaiming: ‘It actually turns my stomach.’

One person wrote on Twitter: ‘Producers have neglected Kaz so much this season, it’s terrible. There’s a reason why S10 & S5 were as good as they were and it’s because of diversity.’

While someone else posted: ‘Love Island actually turns my stomach. What does Kaz need to do to get someone sent in for her???? Another season of White Island where the black girl gets shafted and put in the corner. At this point, she is diversity window dressing.’

Love Island viewers have hit out at the lack of diversity on the show after Joe Garratt and twins Jess and Eve Gale (pictured) arrived as bombshells on Monday

Despite diversity on the show improving in recent years, fans have said they want more representation, taking to social media to claim Kaz Kamwi (pictured) has no one to pair up with

Despite diversity on the show improving in recent years, fans have said they want more representation, taking to social media to claim Kaz Kamwi (pictured) has no one to pair up with

Another person wrote: ‘THREE blonde bombshells, absolutely NO diversity, and y’all STILL treating Kaz like she’s the entire villa’s therapist?! #LoveIsland producers, when I catch you…’

And another person shared: ‘I pray for Kaz to get dumped cause the lack of diversity is unbelievable and it’s clear no one’s going to come in for her.’

And someone else commented: ‘Agreed, honestly will be happy for her if they send her home. Imagine how she must be feeling as well. And when she leaves, I will prob stop watching the season. It’s really a shame that we went from season 10 diversity to whatever this is.’

‘You’re right thats it’s lacking the diversity. Are all the women blonde?! Except lovely Kaz?’, asked another viewer, while someone else remarked: ‘The producers simply could improve the diversity of this cast a bit more like it’s not fair Kaz is the only black islander in there.’

‘Why is it the same kind of people going in. Where is the diversity,’ asked another viewer.

While someone else posted: ‘Feel for Kaz can’t lie, you guys need to bring a man for her. Lack of diversity.’

‘All they’re bringing in is white me who don’t like black women? No diversity whatsoever it’s 2024 not the 1900s. S10 was way better than this white only and only 1 token black girl bs loll,’ commented someone else.

While someone else posted: ‘No bc I know the diversity for #loveisland is not great, but jfc this season is a joke…’

Viewers have posted on social media about the diversity of the Islanders on the first All Stars series

Viewers have posted on social media about the diversity of the Islanders on the first All Stars series

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It comes after a Love Island 2021 star criticised the All Stars series over a ‘disappointing’ lack of diversity last month.

Doctor Priya Gopaldas, who is now 26, starred in Love Island’s seventh season alongside now departed All Stars Islanders Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish, and remaining villa residents Kaz Kamwi and Toby Aromolaran.

Priya said improved diversity on the programme has not necessarily been done in the most ‘appropriate’ way.

She told The Sun: ‘I think the show has become more diverse, but I don’t think that the diversity is appropriate.’

Priya pointed out that the second-largest majority in the UK is South Asians, who are not represented at all by the latest Love Island cast.

It was, however, revealed that Priya was contacted last year – just a week after the end of a previous relationship – about being involved in the current season, but she will not be taking part.

That involved remote interviews, a psychological assessment and finally a studio meeting.

It comes after Priya Gopaldas pointed out that there is no South Asian representation in the series, meaning that there is nobody from the UK's largest ethnic minority (Priya pictured for her series in 2021)

It comes after Priya Gopaldas pointed out that there is no South Asian representation in the series, meaning that there is nobody from the UK’s largest ethnic minority (Priya pictured for her series in 2021)

However, the junior doctor insisted she ‘didn’t mind’ her absence, as it would have only set her career back even further after taking a year out of medical school to participate three years ago.

In 2021, Priya joined on day 42 of the series, and went on to couple up with Brett Staniland.

After just over a week on screen, she was dumped from the island with Brett in the lead-up to the final.

Priya added that she has been contacted by other South Asians who had applied to Love Island, with no luck, since her appearance.

And with her having been actively head-hunted for her stint in the villa, Priya said: ‘On both sides they’re trying to make it work, but it hasn’t really worked.’

Joe Garratt, and Jess and Eve Gale entered the All Stars villa this week, with Joe wasting no time in getting to know his fellow Islanders.

The junior doctor (centre) was on series seven of the show with Liberty Poole (L) and Kaz Kamwi (R) who have been part of the All Stars cast

The junior doctor (centre) was on series seven of the show with Liberty Poole (L) and Kaz Kamwi (R) who have been part of the All Stars cast

Georgia Steel set the cat amongst the pigeons during Monday’s episode of Love Island All Stars as she was seen asking Molly Smith if she’d kissed new bombshell Joe Garratt before.

In a teaser at the end of the episode, the Islanders were seen playing a steamy ice breaker game, with the scenes set to air in Tuesday’s instalment.

With Joe, 29, having arrived in the villa alongside twins Jess and Eve Gale, he set about getting to know the residents better.

As part of the challenge, the contestants were asked: ‘Snog the two Islanders you find the most attractive.’

Joe was then seen kissing Molly, who split from fellow Islander Callum Jones in September last year.

Georgia Steel set the cat amongst the pigeons during Monday's episode of Love Island All Stars as she was seen asking Molly Smith if she'd kissed new bombshell Joe Garratt before (Georgia pictured)

Georgia Steel set the cat amongst the pigeons during Monday’s episode of Love Island All Stars as she was seen asking Molly Smith if she’d kissed new bombshell Joe Garratt before (Georgia pictured)

In a teaser at the end of the episode, the Islanders were seen playing a steamy ice breaker game, with the scenes set to air in Tuesday's instalment, with Molly kissing Joe

In a teaser at the end of the episode, the Islanders were seen playing a steamy ice breaker game, with the scenes set to air in Tuesday’s instalment, with Molly kissing Joe

Laughing, Georgia leant in towards Molly as they sat next to each other, and asked: ‘Was that the first time, Moll?’

Toby Aromolaran asked: ‘What was that Georgia?’, to which she clarified: ‘I just asked Molly if it was her first time kissing Joe.’

The clip then cut to Joe looking shocked while Molly sat in disbelief and shook her head.

Love Island All Stars continues on Wednesday 7 February at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX. 

LOVE ISLAND ALL STARS: MEET THE CAST

Kaz Kamwi

AGE: 29

SERIES: 7

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? To be totally honest, I actually really want to find love. 

I had a great time last series but I want to have an even better time.

How will you feel if you come across an ex in the Villa or someone you’ve previously dated from the show? The thing is, I’m a bad b*tch so I will handle it with as much grace as I can.

 

Georgia Harrison

AGE: 29 

SERIES: 3

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? This is the last year of my 20s so I want to go in the Villa and have some fun and hopefully meet someone that I can fall in love with. I’m lucky in the sense that I’ve got everything in my life that I could possibly wish for, apart from love.

If you had to pick your top Islanders from Series 1 to 10 to couple up with who would they be and why? Chris Taylor, he’s hilarious and the main thing I’m attracted to is a man who can make me laugh. What a fun guy and like I said, I’m looking for someone to TikTok with so I reckon he’d be game for that sort of stuff!

Georgia Steel

AGE: 25

SERIES: 4

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? I’m 25, I have a house, a cat, a nice car – I have everything in life but a boyfriend, so why not give it as go.

You’ve been brave and honest in opening up about being conned by a former partner. How has this experience impacted the way in which you now approach dating? 

I take that experience as a really positive reflection now. I look at it as something I had to go through to make me stronger and learn things in life for me to be able to learn what I want in my next partner.

Molly Smith  

AGE: 29

SERIES: 6 

What do you need to know? Molly entered her season as a Casa Amor bombshell and managed to turn Callum Jones’ head.  

It’s believed she ended things with Callum after three years because she ‘wanted to get engaged’ but the offer was seemingly not forthcoming. 

Arabella Chi

AGE: 32

SERIES: 5 

What do you need to know? Despite a fleeting stint on her series she has hit the headlines with a series of high profile romances since, most recently with footballer Ruben Dias. 

She was linked to former French rugby player Yoann Huget and  DJ Tom Zanetti. She also enjoyed a brief dalliance with fellow All Star Toby Aromolaran.

 Tom Clare

AGE: 24

SERIES: 9

Why are you returning to the Villa?

I found love last time, so I am back and ready to give it another go.

What will you do differently this time round?

Last time I did exactly what I wanted and got the girl that I wanted, so no I wouldn’t do anything different.

Why do you think the Villa is the perfect place to find love?

When you’re with someone 24/7 you really get to know them. It can be such an alien environment, so you really get to know someone in a short space of time. It’s Love Island – it’s the best place!

Casey O’Gorman

AGE: 27

SERIES: 9 

Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? I didn’t find love the first time round so I’m hoping it will be second time lucky.

I had the most amazing experience before, so get me back in that villa.

Who do you have your eye on? I’ve got my eyes on Molly, for sure. I genuinely think she is a 10 out of 10. Georgia H as well – I know her and we have had a good time together. It’ll be interesting to see if it can develop in any way.

Joe Garratt 

AGE: 27

SERIES: 5

What do you need to know?

Joe was the resident sandwich man on Love Island, due to owning his own business. 

He soon embarked on a relationship with Cornish surfer Lucy Donlan, but is now single and hoping to find the woman of his dreams in the South African villa.  

 

 

Toby Aromolaran

AGE: 24

SERIES: 7

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? If I’m Single and Love Island is an opportunity for me, how could you turn down the chance to find love again?!

You were in a long term relationship with Chloe Burrows, what do you think her reaction will be when she hears you are going into the Villa? I don’t know how she would take it. We will always have love for each other and I think she would wish me the best of luck, as I would certainly do the same.

 

Chris Taylor 

AGE: 33

SERIES: 5

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? Last time I was only there for 15 days, so I want to do it and enjoy it all again. I am 33 now and getting on a bit – I am getting ear hair! It would be nice to have a girl to keep my ears trimmed for me!

How did the Barbie Movie come about? I was invited to an afterparty by Margot Robbie and then ended up at an after party with her. I started to panic and make conversation with her, just having really stupid chats. All I can assume is that my silly chat made an impression on Margot Robbie. 18 months later I got an email from Warner Brothers. 

 

Anton Danyluk

AGE: 29

SERIES: 5

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? For me it was a no brainer. I got the call and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and probably the best summer I have ever had in my life. Getting the chance to do it twice is going to be unbelievable.

Why do you think the Love Island Villa is the perfect place to find love? 

I think this time with Love Island: All Stars, things will be different, as we all understand what it’s like to go on Love Island and the only thing now missing is finding a partner.

Callum Jones 

AGE: 27

SERIES: 6 

What do you need to know? Callum caused shockwaves in his series when he ended his romance with Shauna Phillips and recoupled with Molly Smith in Casa Amor.

The couple went on to have a three-year relationship, even moving in together in Manchester but split last year, months before an awkward reunion in the Love Island All Stars villa. 

Josh Ritchie 

AGE: 29

SERIES: 1 

What do you need to know? Joshua, was one of the original Islanders in 2015 and has since made a name for himself on reality TV shows including Ex on the Beach and Celebs Go Dating – and because of his highly publicised romances.

He dated fellow All Stars contestant Georgia Harrison as well as Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby. 

Sophie Piper

AGE: 24

SERIES: 6 

Why are you returning to the famous Love Island Villa?

I had a fun experience the first time around but I didn’t go the full way and find love, so I’d love to find someone this time.

What will you do differently this time round?

I’m quite chilled and don’t want drama, so I think I will approach this time round in a similar way. I’m a one guy kind of girl.

Why do you think the Villa is the perfect place to find love?

It’s a once in a lifetime experience and not something that comes up every day. 

 Joanna Chimonides

AGE:  27

SERIES: 5

What do you need to know? 

Viewers will remember Joanna coupling up with ex-boyfriend Michael Griffiths after they met in Casa Amor, which left his partner at the time, Amber Gill, heartbroken.

But Amber went on to win the series and the £50,000 cash prize with Greg O’Shea after fans fumed over the way she was treated by Michael.

As she enters the show for a second time, Joanna, who dated England footballer Ben Chilwell, has vowed not to play it safe – and will tread on toes if she needs to.

Jess Gale 

AGE: 24

SERIES: 6

Why are you returning to the villa?

‘This time around I feel more mature and focussed ready to find my future husband. I’m ready now, we’ve had so much fun the last few years I’m ready to share my life with someone else other than Eve.’ 

Eve Gale 

AGE: 24

SERIES: 6

Why have you returned to the villa? 

‘I’m going to go in with an open mind and fully immerse myself into villa life, I’m going to try and have more fun with it.

‘I’m 24 and although that’s young, I want to be married by 28 so I need to get a move on. All my friends are starting to settle down, I feel like it’s my time too.’

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