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Love Island’s Amy Hart to speak in the House of Commons about influencer culture

Love Island’s Amy Hart has surprised her fans with the shock news that she will appear in the House of Commons (ITV)

She’s done the Love Island villa, she’s been through the drama of Casa Amor, and now Amy Hart is set to tackle a new challenge: the House of Commons.

The ex-Love Island star announced the surprise news on Twitter, revealing that she’ll appear in front of MPs to talk about influencer culture.

‘Erm….just been invited to the House of Commons to give evidence to a committee of MP’s about influencer culture,’ she wrote, closing off her message with a mind-blown emoji.

Labour MP Alex Davies-Jones, who retweeted Amy’s tweet, added: ‘This session of the [Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select] Committee is 100% my type on paper.

‘Really excited to get to ask @amyhart1707 questions about influencer culture and the support for those involved in our favourite reality TV shows like #LoveIsland’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee are currently running an inquiry into influencer culture which will examine the power of influencers on social media, how influencer culture operates and will consider the absence of regulation on the promotion of products or services, aside from the existing policies of individual platforms.

 

It will also assess influencer impact when it comes to media and popular culture as well as the positive role they can play.

As an influencer and reality star, Amy has been very vocal about her mental health struggles.

She appeared on the ITV2 dating show in 2019 and in September of last year she opened up on being in therapy after her time on the show.

She decided to leave the villa herself rather than be booted off and admitted she has become a ‘totally different person’, and she is working hard on dealing with her anxiety.

In an interview with The Sun, she said: ‘Yes, 100 per cent I’ve changed as a person. I’m still in therapy and it’s made me totally different – I’m a lot more chilled.

‘My brain was always in overdrive. I always used to have music on all the time, everywhere I walked. If I went to get a glass of water in the kitchen I would put my headphones in.

‘I walked 45 minutes the other day and I walked back with no music and my head was so clear. I’m a lot more chilled and enjoy life a lot more, with a lot less anxiety.’

Amy first tried therapy in the Love Island villa after being offered help off-screen, and she met with a backstage therapist on the show a number of times after her split from Curtis Pritchard.

Opening up on the support she’s received from producers, she said: ‘I did struggle at the beginning when I came out of Love Island, but you’ve got to learn to manage it.

‘I wouldn’t have had therapy if I’d not been on Love Island, I’m really grateful.’


Credit: Original article published here.

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