Love Island slams viewers for ‘bodyshaming’ Curtis over claims he needed new clothes after gaining weight in the villa


LOVE Island bosses have slammed viewers for “bodyshaming” Curtis after it was reported he had gained so much weight in the villa that he needed a whole new wardrobe.

The ballroom and latin dancer is said to have asked for an entirely new wardrobe because he can’t fit into the clothes he had been wearing in the first few weeks of the show – and the story has caused bosses to hit back at viewers for criticising an islander’s body.

Curtis came in with his own clothes, but has requested more
Fans have commented that Curtis has gained weight during the two months in the villa

A Love Island spokesperson told The Sun Online: “It is incredibly irresponsible that any Islander would body shamed in this way and we would always discourage anyone from making appearance based comments that could be hurtful to the islanders and their families.”

A source had told the Daily Star newspaper: “Curtis took some clothes with him and there were also outfits provided by sponsors.
“But he had to ask for some new ones because he is struggling to fit into them now.”

Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Pritchard’s brother is said to have gone up two clothes sizes while in the Spanish abode, because he has been enjoying tasty treats and unable to train.

The insider added: “Curtis normally burns off a lot of calories because he’s a professional dancer, but obviously in the villa he’s not been training.”

Curtis has been on a whirlwind journey in the villa as he found love with Amy, before his head was turned by Jourdan, although he is now coupled up with Maura
Love Island viewers took to social media to share the changes they noticed about the Islanders – including Curtis
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Meanwhile, after some viewers called for more body diversity in the villa, other fans pointed out the 23-year-old’s change in body shape.

One tweeted: “Most of the islanders have put on weight since they’ve gone into the villa. It was noticeable in Michael and Curtis, even amber looks fuller but it looks good on her.”

Another shared: “Why has Curtis all of a sudden added weight?”

A separate viewer wrote: “Curtis actually gained weight in the Villa.”

Curtis is said to have gone up two clothes sizes during his time on the ITV2 dating show
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Curtis has not been able to train  while in the villa
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Curtis has enjoyed a whirlwind two months on the ITV2 dating show.

For one month he was coupled up with Amy Hart, but after the boys and girls were divided into two separate villas and new male and female Islanders joined, his head was turned.

While Amy was in Casa Amor Curtis was flirting up a storm with Jourdan Riane.

When Amy was reunited with Curtis he admitted he was not 100 per cent in love with his “half girlfriend”, while Jourdan’s love interest was Danny.

Maura Higgins soon showed an interest in Curtis, and after Amy decided to leave the villa for good Maura and Curtis have coupled up and are more loved up than ever.

Love Island finale will air on Monday night on ITV2, which will see one couple crowned champions and take home the £50k cash prize.

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