Enjoy Island’s Joe Garratt has refused to apologise for his conduct on the programme, and insisted he never ever attempted to “control” fellow contestant Lucie Donlan.
Extra than 300 grievances ended up made to Television set watchdog Ofcom relating to how Lucie was treated by other islanders on the exhibit, which is hosted by Caroline Flack.
Joe, who was her associate before getting axed this 7 days, still left her in tears following telling her to stay absent from other boys on the programme.
Nevertheless Joe, 22, denied any wrongdoing.
He instructed The Sunshine: “I did not manipulate or abuse her and I’m gutted it’s been perceived that way.
“I’d do everything and anything to assist her as she experienced a tricky time in there and didn’t get on with the girls. I imagined I did appropriate.”
Lucie, 21, broke down quite a few instances on Really like Island, main to criticism of ITV for a perceived failure to present support.
The broadcaster said it presented psychological aid to any contestants who appeared upset.
Joe was criticised for telling Lucie to steer distinct of other boys on the clearly show, major to domestic violence charity Woman’s Aid to communicate out about his “abusive behaviour”.
Joe refused to apologise, but conceded he “may have worded things wrong”.
He said: “I may have worded issues erroneous and the cameras are on you 24/7. I’m young and inexperienced. I’m not likely to say sorry.
“I didn’t know how I was coming throughout on the exterior. I’d no notion I was remaining perceived in that perception.”
Fears for Lucie’s very well-currently being arrive amid heightened concerns about the welfare of truth Tv set stars, following two high-profile fatalities of former Appreciate Island contestants Sophie Gradon, 32, and Mike Thalassitis, 26.
MPs on the Electronic, Lifestyle, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee have introduced an inquiry into actuality Television.
Appreciate Island continues on ITV2.
– Press Affiliation