The launch of Love Island 2019 came with the familiar scenes of chiselled hunks and bikini-clad babes parading around in the skimpiest of swimwear.
But after laying eyes on the 12 sexy singletons descending on the villa, many fans of the dating show have slammed the lack of diversity among the contestants.
Viewers also despaired at ‘toned’ Anna Vikili being described as a ‘bigger woman’ and ‘plus-size.’
The Loose Women ladies, who have been advocates of their own body-confidence campaign, joined the hoards of Love Island fans saying the line-up made them feel less than satisfied with their own figures.
Ruth Langsford began: “They all look great… all honed and toned. It did make me feel a little bit like, ‘Am I am past looking that way for summer?'”
She then said she likes to remind herself: “Just accept it Ruth, your Winter body is your body.”
Coleen Nolan then spoke up to reassure her,”We are always going to be different shapes and sizes.
“Those kids will be more insecure than us,” she said of the Love Island singletons.
Janet Street Porter then interrupted the conversation to say that the glossy singletons in the villa did not represent normal life.
“I look at them and see a load of Martians. They are so disconnected from the real world.
“They just look like a airbrushed, incredibly smooth things that have landed in Britain”
“Don’t hold them up as normal,” she advised her co-stars and viewers at home.
Janet then said she blamed social media for encouraging people to airbrush images and ‘lose all sense of reality.’
Some Love Island fans were accusing the bosses of the show of losing sense of normality with the inclusion of a so-called ‘plus-size’ model in the line-up – instead suggesting that it made them feel fat.
Curvaceous Anna described herself as a ‘bigger woman’ and looked stunning in her bikini.
But fans raised their eyebrows at the ITV2’s show attempt at adding diversity into the show.
One tweeted: “I’ll just be here with my fat 5ft 7 ass crying into a bag of ready salted every night at 9pm thanks to the unrealistic body images but still watching it anyway.”
While another commented: “Oh so is this the ‘fat’ one? #LoveIsland.”
A third remarked: “i already feel fat and ugly watching this ! #loveisland.”
Another wrote: “Wow I feel fat #loveisland.”
“Which one of them is supposedly be ‘Plus Size’?! Wow I feel proper fat! Thanks for this #LoveIsland,” one commented.
Another wrote: “#loveisland these girls making me want to reevaluate my whole life I feel fat just looking at them.”
One remarked: “I’m sorry but is Anna- the beautifully toned and flat stomached girl- the curvy girl to add diversity to the show?”
Another exclaimed: “What is “plus size” about this Anna lass?! #LoveIsland.”
*Love Island airs tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2