Camilla was one of last year’s stand-out contestants, largely due to her profession before joining the show, as she swapped bomb disposal work for the ‘Love Island’ villa.
With the current series now airing on ITV2, and remaining as polarising as ever, Camilla has defended the show from its critics, writing in Grazia: “Yes, ‘Love Island’ is fun, flirty and at times seemingly frivolous – but that’s the beauty of it.
“I know there will always be debate around what some have described as ‘scantily-clad twenty-somethings’ trying to find love in a luxurious, sun-drenched villa but the truth of the matter is this.
“In a world where we so rarely get to see past the picture-perfect Instagram image, suddenly you are getting a real insight into the people behind them. And I truly believe it is these characters we fall in love with, or - on occasions - love to hate.”
Offering an intellectualised take on what is essentially an eight-week game of musical chairs, with a few extra condoms and bottles of suncream thrown in, Camilla continued: “The show in itself is almost a paradox. The initial coupling and attractiveness of the cast suggests a focus purely on the aesthetic, but the truth is no relationship based solely on mutual attraction is going to last in an environment that intense.
“At its heart, ‘Love Island’ is so much more than beautiful young people flirting with each other – it’s about real human connection.”
She recently became involved in a war of words with Piers Morgan, after he branded those who take part in the show “thick” and “half-wits”.
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