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Love Island shouldn't be axed in light of The Jeremy Kyle Show, but it does need to change

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15.05.2019

Following the death of Steven Young, The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently axed by ITV in a move many felt was a long time coming. However, with the death of two Love Island contestants in the space of just 12 months, should it follow suit?

Love Island is expected to return over the coming weeks for its fifth run despite ongoing calls for the ITV2 series to be scrapped after both Mike Thalassitis, 26, and Sophie Gradon, 32, both died by suicide.

Yesterday the UK’s voice of austerity Katie Hopkins made one of her annual valid points, when she threw some statistics out to her 934,000 followers on Twitter.

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‘Jeremy Kyle Show 3320 episodes. 16 series. 1 death – suspected suicide,’ she began.

‘ITV pull show. Mass hysteria. The mob mobilises.

‘Love Island 148 episodes. 4 series. 2 deaths – suspected suicide.

‘ITV celebrate success. Most watched non-terrestrial program. 2019 promo underway.’

Her skepticism is fair, but it’s also misguided.

While the........

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