Love Island star Amy Hart went into hiding for two days to prepare for trolling

‘All my anxieties went away as soon as I left’

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Former Love Island contestant Amy Hart has revealed that she went into hiding for two days following her departure from the show and received a crash course in how to prepare for trolling.

Earlier this month, the 26-year-old announced that she would be leaving the hit ITV series to focus on her mental health following her split from islander Curtis Pritchard in the show.

In a new interview with OK! magazine, the flight attendant revealed that she was immediately prepared for what to expect from online trolls after leaving the series.

“I can’t fault Love Island, they’ve been amazing,” she told the publication. “All my anxieties went away as soon as I left.

“I went into hiding for two days and they prepared me for things like trolling. I watched a video featuring former islanders Samira Mighty, Dr Alex and Jamie Jewitt explaining what life will be like.”

The former islander, who was coupled up with Pritchard for the majority of her time on the show until he broke up with her to pursue other romantic possibilities in the villa, also refuted rumours that she had been told to leave the programme by the show’s producers.

“Some people are saying the producers told me to leave, but it was my decision,” she added.

Hart also revealed that she had therapy 12 times during her time in the villa and, as a result, feels that she has come out “stronger”.

“I deserve a man who loves me for who I am,” she said.

Following her time in the villa, during which she became close friends with fellow islanders Amber Gill and Anna Vakili, Hart revealed that she has learned self-acceptance.

“As I was leaving, I said to everyone: ‘I don’t fit into groups, people don’t want to be my friend, people think I’m weird, but you all accepted and loved me for who I am,” she told the publication.

“Despite my horrible heartbreak, the show has left me feeling more confident about who I am because I’ve been accepted.”

The former islander, who now boasts almost 1m Instagram followers, also said that while she is trying not to “self-sabotage” and read what online trolls say about her, she has viewed some unsavoury comments.

“My first night at home in Worthing, I couldn’t sleep so I typed my name into Twitter and the first thing that came up was ‘ugly’,” she said.

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“It would have been so easy for me to click on, but I’ve learnt that self-sabotage isn’t healthy.”

Despite previously undergoing breast enhancement surgery, Hart also revealed she doesn’t want any more plastic surgery.

“Sadly for the trolls, I won’t be changing the way I look,” she said.

“I might get my veneers redone because they’re ten years old, but not because of what people have said.”

Amy Hart on Love Island

Last week, Hart told The Sun that producers of the show would make sure she ate amid concerns over her wellbeing following her split from Pritchard.

“When I wouldn’t eat, [the producers] would stand over me and make me eat a bowl of food or I couldn’t do the challenges,” she told the publication.

“I felt so numb. I didn’t feel hungry,” she added.

Before her exit from the villa, Hart delivered an emotional speech to her former partner, revealing that she wanted him to “find love”.

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"I thought I was going to meet some nice people and I was going to date people," the flight attendant told the ballroom dancer about her thoughts prior to entering the villa, days after he ended their relationship.

"You turned my whole world around and turned it into some kind of craziness.

"All I've ever wanted is for you to be happy. And you're not going to be able to be happy if I'm still here," she said, as Curtis broke down into tears.

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