Georgia Steel claims she was encouraged to wear thongs on Love Island
eorgia Steel has claimed that Love Island bosses encouraged her to wear thong bikinis – while other contestants were prohibited from doing so.
The 24-year-old reality star, who appeared on the hit ITV romance show in 2018, recently revealed that she was only asked to change her outfit once and often encouraged to opt for the skimpiest swimsuits.
Speaking to the Daily Star during a live Facebook chat, Steel explained: “I never got told off for my clothes ever. The only time they asked me to change was when I was wearing a patterned dress as it made the camera go a bit funny.
She then added: “Oh no, they were going ‘Georgia get that thong bikini on girl’, they wanted me to wear it.
“But knowing the twins, it probably was very small.”
However, in a separate Facebook live chat, fellow Love Island contenders Eve and Jess Gale claimed that they were actually prevented from wearing some swimsuits on the show.
“I had that thong bikini that I wasn’t allowed to wear and you weren’t allowed to wear that Ann Summers one,” Eve told the publication during their joint interview.
Jess added: “I had a bikini and it was the real thing one like the Oh Polly ones, it wasn’t nude, but it was a thong.”
A representative for Love Island has been approached by the Evening Standard for comment about the claims.
This year, for the first time in Love Island history, the ITV show has ditched partnerships with major fast fashion brands like I Saw it First and Misguided and instead opted for preloved clothes from eBay.
At the time, Love Island’s executive producer Mike Spencer said: “As a show we strive to be a more eco-friendly production with more focus on ways in which we can visibly show this on screen.
“We aim to inspire our demographic and show that there are incredible finds to be had and how sharing is, in some small way, caring.”