Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter Emily has revealed why she turned down a spot in the Love Island cast.
The 25 year old confirmed that she had recently been contacted by producers of the ITV show inquiring if she wanted to take part in the next series of the show.
Journalist Emily, however, discounted the idea and listed a number of reasons why she won’t be appearing on the programme.
She wrote: ‘Not just because of my very long term relationship, or because I’m too sensitive to face the (inevitably cruel) judgement of the nation, or that I’d be the only one to have tummy rolls (plural).
‘Not even because I’d die at the thought of my parents watching me having sex. I turned it down because I know that all that glitters is most certainly not gold.’
Emily’s comments about being the ‘only one to have tummy rolls’ seem to be a direct reflection of the backlash faced this year as contestant Anna Vakili was said to be ‘repping the curvy girls’ during her time on the show.
This drew widespread criticism, especially from The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil, who called out the show for casting a ‘slim woman’ as a ‘plus-sized’ contestant.’
‘The producers of Love Island think this slim woman counts as their new token “plus size” contestant?’ The former T4 presenter said. ‘Are they drunk?’
Even without Emily joining the cast, Love Island is gearing up for another blockbuster year. Its fifth series was won by Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea – although they sadly split just weeks after the competition ended.
The national obsession is preparing to launch the first ever Winter Love Island, with prospective love birds being flown to a villa in South Africa rather than Majorca when the series starts in January 2020.
Host Caroline Flack has teased that the new series will be the ‘hottest’ series yet.
Love Island returns January 2020 on ITV2.
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