Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter turns down Love Island: ‘I’d die if my parents saw me have sex’


JEREMY CLARKSON’S daughter Emily Clarkson says she turned down Love Island over fears her parents would see her having sex and being “the token fat girl” on the hit ITV reality show.

Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter, journalist Emily, 25, has revealed her reasons behind not appearing on Love Island in a new column. She opened up about how she worried she would be considered fat and trolled, and that the cameras could catch her in some compromising positions.

In a first-person feature for The Sun, Emily said that she had been approached by ITV producers to be on the show and that they were considering her because they were looking for “something different”.

She said that she worried she would be an “easy target” by online trolls thanks to her “stomach rolls” and also worried if she could take the almost unavoidable rejection on the “looks-based show”.

She explained: “I’m not perfect – and I’d be an easy target with my stomach rolls and heat rash.

“I think I’d make it all too real. And this is why, I suspect, the show will never change. And who wants to be the first to make that change?

“At the end of the day, it’s a look-based show. And I got picked last for sports teams enough times to know the humiliation of not being chosen.

“That’s not something I want to relive in front of the ruthless British public.”

And while she is in a serious relationship with her long-term boyfriend she also admitted she wouldn’t want her parents to see her in some awkward positions. 

She wrote: “Not even because I’d die at the thought of my parents watching me having sex.”

Love Island has yet to feature a plus-sized contestant, but has featured contestants from a wide range of backgrounds in recent years.

This has included bomb disposal expert Camilla Thrulow, NHS doctor Alex George and scientist Yewande Biala, all of whom were considered unusual contestants as they didn’t come from social media influencer or modelling backgrounds.

The show has not only proven controversial for its typically cosmetic surgery enhanced contestants but also for its level of psychological after-care.

Two former contestants, Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives years after appearing on the show and as a result, Love Island issued a statement saying they would be increasing their levels of aftercare to contestants. 

This isn’t the first time Emily has criticised Love Island.

Back in June she wrote of how she boarded a bus in her underwear with a troupe of other women in their undies to support body positivity.

She wrote in her The Sun column: “Today is about trying to tackle Britain’s confidence crisis, and celebrating the female body in whatever form it comes.

“For every episode of Love Island that airs, for every time someone uses FaceTune on an Instagram picture, those fighting to show REAL women must work even harder.”

The journalist also runs lifestyle blog Pretty Normal Me and published a book titled Can I Speak to Someone in Charge? in 2017.

The book is a series of letters written by Emily, who explores subjects ranging from eating disorders to feminism.

In the book she laments over how she inherited her famous father’s, The Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson, “enormous” genes and as a teen would often cry over her body image.

She wrote: “I have an enormous father and some of his genes.

“Every day I would look at my reflection and grimace. Sometimes I would look at it and cry.”


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