Olivia Attwood denies claiming Love Island villa was ‘worse than coronavirus lockdown’
Love Island star Olivia Attwood, who shot to fame after appearing on the hit ITV2 dating show in 2017, has denied claiming that being in the villa was “worse than coronavirus lockdown”.
Taking to her Instagram, Olivia posted pictures of herself looking fed up as she clarified comments she had made about islanders being "controlled and contained" in the villa.
Olivia, 28, wrote: “Just to clear up. There is NO comparison between what is going on and ‘love island’. I was asked if it felt the same as being stuck in the villa, and I said it’s easier to be at home because at least you can use your phones and go out for walks.
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“But I absolutely was not comparing the two. Love island was honestly one the best times of my life and what is going on right now is beyond horrendous, and we all just need to do our part, and follow the guidelines we have been given.” [sic]
Olivia then went on to thank healthcare workers who are working amid the pandemic and urged her followers to stay home and do their bit.
The star spoke out after she told MailOnline about living in the Love Island villa: "We were more contained, there was more control. In the villa, you couldn't call anyone or go for a walk. If anything, it was worse!
"The only thing I can compare this to is Love Island. Obviously there was a big cast and they were constantly playing games with us so we never really got the chance to be bored.
"It was hot and there was a swimming pool, but we were contained.
"If anything, it was worse because I couldn't speak to any of my family or go on my phone.
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"Right now I can speak to my genuine friends and I'm not just stuck with a bunch of strangers.
"We were more contained, there was more control, you couldn't call anyone or go for a walk but with coronavirus, you can walk outside your front door as long as you're in the guidelines.
"You can make whatever food you want and have a glass of wine, whereas in Love Island you ate when you were told to eat and you had minimal alcohol.
"Not to mention the whole country was watching and judging you!"
Olivia is isolating with her fiance Bradley Dack in their Manchester home and the Celebs Go Dating star honestly revealed that she is feeling nervous amid the pandemic.
She said: "I'm not going to lie; obviously the situation does make me nervous, as it makes anyone.
"It's everything, not having any routine, not knowing if it's going to be three weeks or three months. I'm not good with not being mentally busy, so I am worried about it.
"It's scary everything has come to a halt, like most industries. Filming for TOWIE was meant to start last week but has been delayed indefinitely."
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