Fans of the hit series Love Island, have called for ITV to step in and remove contestant Will Young over concerns for his wellbeing.
The second-ever winter series began last week, with Maya Jama leaving viewers stunned by her iconic entrance to the villa.
The news that Jama would be taking over as host came out last year, when the twenty-eight-year-old was unveiled as the fresh presenter of the popular dating series. It followed Laura Whitmore’s announcement that she would be departing the show due to “new conflicting projects.”
During the first episode, which aired last week, we met the contestants of the show and saw them couple up for the first time.
Girls, Tanya Manhenga, Lana Jenkins, Anna-May Robey, Tanyel Revan and Olivia Hawkins have all made their way to the villa seeking love. Similarly, boys, Kai Fagan, Ron Hall, Will Young, Shaq Muhammad and Haris Namani have also joined in on the quest.
When it came to the secret bombshell, Tom Clare’s entry caused quite a stir, adding to the already-high drama levels. The footballer walked into the villa after the five couples had been paired up already.
It didn’t take long for him to familiarise himself with the girls and quickly came to the conclusion on who he wanted to couple up with. The newcomer chose Olivia Hawkins.
A decision that left farmer Will Young in danger of being eliminated.
The twenty-three-year-old from Buckinghamshire was given another chance when bombshell Zara entered the villa. Sadly though, the model seemed more interested in the other guys, namely footballer Tom, and rejected Will’s advances.
And it seems he’s not making any progress with the other girls either, so much so, that viewers are wanting ITV to step in and put an end to his suffering.
Fans are starting to worry about his wellbeing too, as it appears he’s starting to lose his fun loving charm.
Many took to social media to share their concerns, with one writing: “Do the Love Island producers pick somebody to go on every year that doesn’t fit the profile just to show that they are inclusive… Poor Will it’s cruel tbh.”
Another pointed out that Will was losing his spark. “Love Island is a cruel place man,” they said.
Another chimed, Tweeting: “Will needs all the help he can get poor thing,” stating that he’d been friend-zoned.
One fan suggested: “They need to bring a farmer girl for Will that’s the only way this’ll work.”
On Reddit, a fan wrote: “Producers have done Will dirty and are just using him for the joke factor. They didn’t even try and put any type of girl in there that would fancy him and knew this would be the outcome.”
And another chimed in by saying: “Will needs all the help he can get poor thing, feel like producers intentionally put a awkward one in the bunch, it’s getting old ITV.”
What do you think?