Love Island’s new recruit Sharon Gaffka ‘intensely political’ and ‘won’t have sex on TV’

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Love Island's first contestant was recently unveiled as Sharon Gaffka, who is the UK's Miss International beauty queen from 2018.

According to The Sun, the 25 year old is set to enter the villa with the other singletons as the show is set to air on 28 June.

Sharon has said that she won't be having sex on TV in the new series, insisting that she won't follow in the footsteps of former Love Island star Zara Holland.

Zara Holland appeared in the 2016 episode of the show, and she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after having sex with Alex Bowen in the villa.

Speaking to The Sun, one of Sharon's friends described the personality of the new Love Island recruit.

"Sharon is intensely political and a big campaigner around equality and women’s rights.

“She’s always talked of wanting to work in politics so is likely to use her platform on the show to talk about issues which she feels passionately about.

“She is going to take everyone by surprise. She’s a real crusader and has a lot in life she wants to achieve.”

After winning the top position for Britain in the worldwide beauty tournament, Sharon went on to work in the Civil Service, including the Department for Transport.

She also has a law degree from the University of London.

Now, it appears the star, who boasts 14,600 followers on Instagram, is ready to find love.

With a legion of online followers, it looks like Sharon is well equipped to handle being in the spotlight.

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The publication states that she previously said: “People are going to talk about you, no matter what you do.

“So you might as well do whatever brings you joy, and live your best life.”

It comes after ITV bosses recently revealed the strict mental health protocols being put in place as they gear up to launch the seventh series.

New contestants are being offered comprehensive psychological support, training on the impacts of social media and handling negativity, and financial management training.

The villa inhabitants will have conversations about the impact of being on the show, and an aftercare package to support islanders has been finalised.

They'll also receive advice about seeking management for once they return to the UK.

ITV's press centre said: "These measures are regularly reviewed and evolve in line with the increasing popularity of the show and the level of social media and media attention around the islanders."

Love Island returns on 28 June on ITV2

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