The mental wellbeing of Love Island contestants has increasingly taken centre stage in the ITV dating show

after Islanders have been subjected to trolling and criticism during and after the show has aired.

Questions about whether the show bosses were doing enough to prepare and protect their stars for reality TV fame came under fire

The biggest shake-up is that contestants will be asked to pause social media activity for the duration of their time on the show.

Their accounts “will remain dormant while they are in the villa, so that nothing is published on their behalf.”

Show bosses believe this new protocol will help “protect both the Islanders and their families from the adverse effects of social media.”