Former Love Islander Sharon Gaffka has criticised the show's producers for "not doing more in terms of body diversity" on this year's line-up.
The 25-year-old ex-civil servant, who took part on the show last year, claimed there are 'midsize and plus size people who would make great contestants' but are 'still being overlooked' due to the show's lack of body inclusivity.
Speaking to Tom Newton Dunn on TalkTV, Gaffka explained: "Diversity comes in lots of different boxes. It’s not just ethnicity and while I do think it’s great that you know, close to 50% of the cast will be diverse or from a different background I still think we’re not seeing any Asians in the original line-up.
"And again, there is a little bit of more diversity than other previous series in terms of body size, but again, I’d still think that the producers could have done a little bit more in terms of body diversity."
She continued: "We stereotypically see men with six packs, women being very, very petite.
"There are still midsize and plus size people out there who are looking for love and would make great contestants on the show so I feel like they’re still being overlooked, in the original line-up, we are yet to see the rest of the cast."
However, Gaffka did commend the show for taking a more sustainable approach this year by ending their partnership with fast fashion brands to team up with eBay and provide the contestants with second-hand clothing.
Love Island will also do away with their food challenges, which had featured contestants regurgitating food and was criticised by viewers for being wasteful.
"In terms of fast fashion, I think it’s an amazing move from ITV and from eBay, not just in a fast fashion perspective, but in terms of increasing individuality from contestants having to pick from the same rail of clothes as everyone else.
"It doesn’t really spark any creativity or allowing you to be yourself, there’s a lot of different positives that come with the changes and I’m really excited to see how that plays out."
Gaffka has previously called out the the series over what she says has been a lack of Asian representation, claiming she was ‘scapegoated’ to tick a diversity box.
ITV recently confirmed that this year's contestants will take part in inclusivity training, during which they will be offered video guidance "covering inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviours and microaggressions".
A spokesperson for Love Island declined to comment.
Watch: Sharon Gaffka answers Love Island questions