MEGAN Barton-Hanson has called on ITV to do a bisexual series of Love Island, saying that the show needs “more diversity”.
The 26-year-old star shot to fame on the 2018 series of the ITV2 hit, and came out as bisexual shortly afterwards.
The beauty has gone on to enjoy public romances with both men and women, and believes that the dating programme should do more to represent diverse relationships.
Megan told HOAR’s TV Mag: ” It’s quite a conservative show in the sense that it’s only set up for straight couples.
“I would love it if they did a gay season. That’s so complex with the re-coupling. It would be nice to see more diversity.”
Referencing 2016’s Katie Salmon and the late Sophie Gradon, who fell for each other but weren’t allowed to couple up, she added: “There was one season where two girls got together.
“So it would be great to see that again. We need more bisexual people in there!”
Megan went on to reveal that she has felt “really liberated” since coming out publicly – although she was nervous about giving cruel trolls more fuel after already being targeted for her looks and former job as a stripper.
She explained: “Obviously all my friends and family knew that I had dated girls in the past, but it wasn’t something I spoke about publicly just because I did have such a hard time in the public anyway in regards to cosmetic surgery and my appearance, and my past working in the sex industry.
“I didn’t want to add to it and give someone something else to pick apart.. It was a little bit difficult, but I’m so glad I did it. I feel so liberated and free.”
Megan coupled up with Wes Nelson in Love Island, but the pair split the following year after his stint on Dancing On Ice.
She went on to enjoy romances with Towie’s Demi Sims, as well as Chelcee Grimes.
- Megan will confront ex Demi in BBC Three’s new series of Eating With My Ex, which will be available on BBC iPlayer from February 14