Nadia Essex is planning to launch a ‘Love Islandfor real people’ after her followers screamed out for a more “authentic” offering.
The former Celebs Go Dating boss says she wants to start her own TV show that will help regular people who are “looking for love” and not fame.
The dating expert’s show has the working title Nadia’s Love Mansion – and she has big plans for it.
She told theDaily Star: “I’d just have normal people with normal jobs – no influencers or models, and if you’ve got over 50,000 social media followers you wouldn’t be allowed to apply.
“I’d also want to film the whole process, including the aftercare, so viewers can see it all for themselves. I’m brainstorming ideas at the moment.”
The aftercare aspect of the show is important to Nadia as she’s a big advocate for mental health.
She was left devastated by the death of her friend Mike Thalassitis, who she became close with during his stint on Celebs Go Dating.
The Love Island star took his own life in March.
Nadia, who affectionately called him ‘Magic Mike’ rather than the ‘Muggy Mike’ nickname he’d been given, said: “Being a reality star is not easy – you have to work really hard and you’re public property.
“People need to know what they’re getting themselves into as production companies don’t tell you the bad side.”Continue Reading