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Love Island scene axed after Brett Staniland pleaded with bosses: ‘It gave me peace of mind’

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Love Island’s Brett Staniland has revealed a scene was cut after he pleaded with bosses over concerns for his mental health.

The 27-year-old had a brief stay in the villa, after coupling up with Priya Gopaldas before very swiftly giving her ‘the ick’.

The model has now gone on to praise producers and stressed that concerns he shared with a psychiatrist were listened to.

Speaking to his pal and influencer Chelsea McGehee, Brett recalled a moment he felt he ‘overshared’ and needed to take action.

In an IGTV video, he said: ‘There was one thing I was conscious of that I shared, I went to see production and said, “I’m really adamant on this not being shown please?”

‘They did what they could, they said, “we’ve got the conversation, it’s not going to be aired, you’ve got nothing to worry about.”’

Brett said the Love Island production’s reaction gave him ‘peace of mind’.

ITV boss Kevin Lygo recently addressed concerns over the islanders’ mental well-being after the latest series sparked a record number of Ofcom complaints for Love Island.

More than 25,000 people complained over Faye Winter’s behavior towards, Teddy Soares after a clip wrongly implying he misbehaved with another girl behind her back was played into the villa.

Lygo, speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, revealed he ‘isn’t worried’ about the number of people who complain but more concerned about the topic of complaint.

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Love Island’s latest series was the most complained about ever (Picture: ITV)

He added that an ‘editorial call’ sometimes has to be made and the makers of Love Island ‘get the tone right’.

Lygo explained: ‘The thing about complaints these days is every week there is a new most-complained-about show. It’s very easy now to complain, it wasn’t so long ago you had to go to the post office and get a stamp and now it’s the click of a button.

‘I’m not so much worried about how many complain as what they are complaining about.

‘With duty of care, I think improvements across the board have been made and we are the gold standard, Ofcom took our recommendations and made them what should be done.’

He added: ‘The ratings go up when there is a bit of conflict and it is an area where you have to take a bit of editorial judgment.

‘I think, generally speaking, they get the tone right, people do shout at other people, as long as it’s not physically threatening.’

Love Island: The Reunion airs Sunday at 9pm on ITV2.

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