Wes Nelson urges new Love Island stars to ‘be in a good headspace’ before entering villa

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Wes Nelson has given his best advice for new Love Islanders (Picture: Rex)

Wes Nelson has spoken about the advice he’d give new Love Island stars, urging contestants to ‘be in a good headspace’ before entering the villa.

The reality star became a fan favourite after appearing on the ITV2 show in 2018, and offered wise words as the show is set to return this summer. 

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Wes said: ‘It sounds so plain and generic but be unapologetically yourself. People have an idea of how they should be, or Islanders they’ve seen and they try and replicate that, but the show highlights people who are playing games.

‘People respect people who are unapologetic with their decisions. Take a leaf out of my book and go for it, the public will forgive you.’

Speaking about those thinking of signing up for future series, the 23-year-old added: ‘I’d encourage anyone to do it as long as they’re in a good headspace and feeling prepared. I think it’s a great show.’

Wes also spoke about his high-profile relationships with Love Island stars Megan Barton Hanson and Arabella Chi, saying that dating in the public eye took its toll on his mental health. 

Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/ITV/REX (9773969ds) Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson finish fourth 'Love Island' TV Show, Series 4, Episode 57, The Final, Majorca, Spain - 30 Jul 2018
Wes previously dated Megan on the show (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/REX)

‘I’ve made the discovery that being so open and honest with relationships online didn’t help with my mental health. And it didn’t help with the relationship’s health. So for me, I keep everything private. I like to keep it to myself.’ 

Love Island is set to return to ITV this year after the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to the summer 2020 and winter 2021 series.

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Wes opened up about his experiences after leaving the show (Picture: @wesnelson)

Bosses on the show recently confirmed the location for the 2021 series, revealing that it will be going ahead in Majorca.

ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri also addressed the call for the show to include LGBT+ contestants, saying that the inclusion of gay contestants would present a ‘logistical difficulty’.

Love Island is set to launch this June on ITV.

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