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Love Island star Georgia Steel’s family issue statement after she received ‘vile threats’ and ‘nasty’ messages

Rhiannon Ingle

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Love Island star Georgia Steel’s family issue statement after she received ‘vile threats’ and ‘nasty’ messages

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Love Island All Stars has been providing us with a whole load of relationship pandemonium, bombshell revelations and villa chaos ever since the new series hit our screens last month.

The latest slice of drama sees Georgia Steel’s family issue a statement after she received a bunch of 'vile threats' and 'nasty' messages from viewers of the show online.

Love Island fans rushed to social media to share their outrage after it came out that the 25-year-old was nominated by the public as the 'snakiest' contestant for the show's first-ever PDA Awards.

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During Sunday's episode (4 February), a clip was played to the whole villa which showed Georgia and Tom Clare having a DMC where he asked her if she would rather be with him or Callum.

Georgia revealed it would be him, despite saying something different to Callum - something that clearly rubbed some viewers up the wrong way.

One X, formerly Twitter, user hit out branding Georgia a 'villain', adding: "Man seeing Georgia getting caught in her lies is my highlight of this season."

Some viewers have been branding Love Island's Georgia Steel a 'villain'. Credit: ITV
Some viewers have been branding Love Island's Georgia Steel a 'villain'. Credit: ITV
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Another claimed: "The producers have also had enough of Georgia S it seems."

A third hit out: "'You just need to calm down.' Georgia S is so patronising it’s unreal."

Since the backlash, Georgia's family have urged people to 'remember it's not real life'.

A statement on her Instagram Stories posted yesterday (5 February) read: "Love Island is an amazing TV show and we have loved watching this series as much as everybody else.

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Georgia's family have come forward to ask people to 'be kind'. Credit: ITV
Georgia's family have come forward to ask people to 'be kind'. Credit: ITV

"The last few episodes have been difficult for us to watch, but what's far worse is the hate Georgia is receiving online.

"It's a TV show and everyone has their opinions, please remember it's not real life!"

The statement continued: "Sending vile threats and nasty messages and comments is totally unacceptable. Trolling is not OK.

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"Georgia is a daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend, and these hurtful comments will not only devastate her when she leaves the villa, but have deeply hurt those around her.

The Islander's family shared a statement to Instagram following backlash online. Credit: Instagran/@geesteelx
The Islander's family shared a statement to Instagram following backlash online. Credit: Instagran/@geesteelx

"For the messages of love, support and kindness we see you and we thank you!"

The family added in a follow-up post: "There is power in kindness."

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An ITV spokesperson told Tyla: "We would always urge our viewers to be kind when engaging in social media conversations about our Islanders, and to remember that they are real people with feelings."

Love Island All Stars continues tonight on ITVX and ITV2 at 9pm.

Topics: TV And Film, Love Island, Celebrity, ITV

Rhiannon Ingle
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