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Friday 19th July 2019

Mother of Love Island star Amber Gill begs ITV for help as she's sent 'death threats'

She rang the Love Island welfare team and they "talked her round"

Love Island star Amber Gill's mum has begged ITV for help after her daughter was sent racist death threats.

Martin Tweedy is running Amber's social media accounts whilst she's in the villa and revealed some messages that have been sent to her.

Martin said Amber's mum rang the Love Island welfare team and they "talked her round".

Martin said Amber's mum rang the Love Island welfare team and they "talked her round" (Credit: ITV)

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He told Metro: "In the first two or three days, when Amber was portrayed as this stone cold [expletive], her mum actually rang the welfare team and used their services and they talked her round.

"So I totally get that people may not get Amber, or she may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but looking after her social, I’m having to deal with these kinds of messages daily.

"This is not OK. Although she’s on Love Island, she’s got feelings just like everyone else. The messages have all been reported to Instagram for bullying and harassment - some for racial hate speech also."

Martin said he didn't want Amber to leave the villa to "an inbox full of hate and death threats" so decided to report them.

Martin said he didn't want Amber to leave the villa to "an inbox full of hate and death threats" (Credit: ITV)

One follower had messaged Amber's account calling her a "fat [bleep]" before adding the n-word.

Another read: "You're gonna be hated by the world," before calling her a "stupid [expletive]" and a "dirty [expletive]".

The messages have all been reported to Instagram for bullying and harassment - some for racial hate speech also.

Martin added that the messages are now "99% supportive".

Before the 2019 series started, ITV released a statement detailing the show's duty of care processes.

The duty of care process pre-filming and filming for series five includes "psychological consultant engaged throughout the whole series".

Each contestant will also be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions when they return home from the villa (Credit: ITV)

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The Islanders were also told to consider "all the potential implications" of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family.

Each contestant will also be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions when they return home from the villa.

The show will provide "proactive contact" with the Islanders for a period of 14 months up until the end of the next series.

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