Iain Stirling thinks Yewande Biala will win this year’s Love Island.
The show’s narrator thinks the 23-year-old scientist has a special “presence” – but he isn’t backing any of the men that will appear on screen in Monday’s (03.06.19) first episode to join her in triumphing on the dating show.
Asked who he thinks will win, he told Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay: “I think the winner of Love Island 2019 will be the lady at the top right with the very lovely smile.
“This is genuine. I think Yewande is going to win it with a new boy that enters the villa.
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“I think she’s just got… her presence, even from that photo, just jumped out at me.”
But Iain doesn’t think Yewande will have an easy journey in the villa.
He added: “The thing is, if I get this so right everyone’s going to be like ‘Oh, the show is fixed!’ but I think she’s going to struggle at the start, she’s going to struggle in love, then everyone’s going to warm to her then BOOM! Sexy scientist man comes in, they couple up, and they live happily ever after.”
Love Island has come under fire for a lack of body diversity with the contestants and while Iain believes the show is showing a “comedy ideal of paradise”, he thinks there ought to be a change.
He said: “I just feel like Love Island is like a fantasy TV show. We’re showing our, sort of, in my opinion, a comedy ideal of what paradise is like.
“But I think other shapes and sizes will fit into that narrative but I just think it’s a… finding the right people who fit the tone of the show.
“So it’s a tricky one, it is a tricky one and the reason it’s a hot topic is because there’s no correct answer.
“But I think sometimes when something like Love Island becomes such a significant cultural reference, a lot of pressure’s put on it that maybe could also be taken by society in general, do you know what I mean? So there’s plenty places that we could get our, you know, different shapes and sizes from.
Is Love Island the correct platform for it? I mean, it definitely could be and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be, and maybe one day it’ll happen but it’s tricky.”
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