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Love Island 'can' represent LGBTQ+ community, says Islander's ex-boyfriend

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READ MORE: Ex Love Island star believes 'dry' Gemma Owen is using show to further careerLast year, Love Island bosses claimed to have gay contestants presented a "logistical difficulty" – something which Alex claims has been broken.The 27-year-old who previously dated Samira Mighty has spoken exclusively to the Daily Star on his thoughts.He said: "I can't really speak for all the other shows because obviously the big one that has made its brand, doing what it's doing and has been successful doing that."I can't really comment and say that it needs to change because that's just the brand that it is."I think Amazon Prime Video's Lovestruck High has really shown that it can be done and if companies really wanted to, they could do that."It's not me to say that they should and you know, call certain ones out for not doing it but it's been proven it can be done."The accountant continued: "We're not the only ones that have done it as well, there's another show earlier this year that had people with more representation from the LGBTQ+ community involved."Hopefully, it's the start of something that's more progressive for that environment moving forward."Discussing ex-Islander Zara McDermott's BBC Three show, Love In The Flesh, Alex added: "I've got a friend that was on Zara's one, so I know they had representation in that."ITV's commissioner Amanda Stavri previously told RadioTimes: "In terms of gay Islanders, I think the main challenge is regarding the format of Love Island. "There's a sort of logistical difficulty because although Islanders don't have to be 100 per cent straight, the format must sort of give [the] Islanders an equal choice when coupling up."With our dating shows, such as The Cabins, there is much more sexual.

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