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Love Island's Niall Aslam claims show had 'set up' scenes which caused him huge stress

Niall opened up about his mental health.

Love Island star Niall Aslam has opened up about his short experience on the ITV reality show.

Niall posted a video on social media that was captioned: "How I went from being in Love Island to a psychiatric hospital in nine days."

Speaking on the TikTok video, Niall opened up about the impact that Love Island had on his mental health, he also claimed that the production set up a lot of the situations that got aired on the show and added that he'd like to post an entire series of videos that detail his experience of being on Love Island.

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Naill said: "Before Love Island, I was a normal social work student in Coventry, and call me naive but I used to think the show was all as it seemed.

"As some of you may know, I have autism spectrum disorder – that the show were aware of because they get your whole medical record. This might explain why I thought the show was all as it seems as I'm quite a literal thinker.

"When I got there, there were loads of little things that I didn't see coming; I thought you could just chat to whoever you want but it was all very set up in ways of like: 'Don't talk to her', or: 'No, you like that person.'"

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Explaining things further, Niall said that he's an unpredictable person and the production want to know what you're going to do, adding that this combination was affecting his mental wellbeing.

"The stress of this on top of quite a lot of other things started to really get to me," he added.

Niall appeared on Love Island in 2018 and left early on in the series.

In response to Niall's post, a representative from the show told The Sun: "All Islanders are free to make their own decisions regarding who they couple up with and the public vote or format decides who leaves the island, not producers."

Digital Spy has reached out for further comment.

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We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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