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'not nice' Curtis Pritchard reveals impact of nasty weight comments during Love Island

'I got into good shape, but then I just ate cheesecake every day – five slices with every meal'

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Curtis Pritchard

Curtis Pritchard

Curtis Pritchard

Curtis Pritchard has spoken about the impact of nasty comments made about his weight during his time on Love Island.

The professional dancer and former boyfriend of Irish Love Islander Maura Higgins said he was affected by the comments.

“When I went on Love Island, I didn’t know what to expect,” he said in an interview with The Guardian. “According to the papers, I was the fat one. Obviously not nice.

“I was a bit more overweight than the lads in there as they were shredded. I got into good shape, but then I just ate cheesecake every day – five slices with every meal. It was stressful – sometimes we slept for three hours a night.”

But Curtis added that he still hugely enjoyed the experience. “It was an all‑inclusive, paid-for holiday – and I came home and made more money than I had in my entire life. Now I’ve got all these incredible opportunities.”

Curtis appeared on the show in 2019, and he struck up a romance with Longford contestant Maura. Their relationship came to an end last year.

Meanwhile, Maura was this weekend celebrating her 31st birthday with an exotic holiday in the Maldives with her girlfriends.

She joined fellow Love Island contestant Lucie Donlan and model Laura Stanford on the sun-streaked trip.

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