One posted: “RIP Mike very sweet of the producers to do this! Such a respect! #LoveIsland,” with another adding: “Aw, I’m glad they did a tribute to mike at the end of tonight’s show #LoveIsland.”
A third added: “RIP Mike fair play to the #LoveIsland crew respect,” with a fourth stating: “Aw the ‘In loving memory to Mike’ was sad after the credits #LoveIsland.”
Whilst a fifth shared: “Big up love island for putting a memorial for mike at the end #LoveIsland,” as a sixth chimed: “A lovely tribute to Mr Mike Thalassitis well done #LoveIsland.”
Speaking of the aftercare for contestants ahead of the launch, Creative Director ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles said: “Due to the success of the show our Islanders can find themselves in the public eye following their appearance.
“We really want to make sure they have given real consideration to this and what appearing on TV entails. Discussing all of this with us forms a big part of the casting process and, ultimately, their decision to take part.”
Cowles continued: “Also, as we are outlining today our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare and we are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.”
Last year’s contestant Eyal Booker, 23, has recently spoken out about the aftercare process in an interview with Express.co.uk and defended the ITV team.
The former islander said: “You kind of know what you’re getting yourself into and you’ve got to kind of prepare yourself for that.
“The interesting thing is it might not lead to what you expect it to, there’s people that don’t go in there for very long and maybe thought they were going to get something more out of it than they did so it’s a risk you take.
“The Love Island team prepare you as much as you can but they’re not there to babysit you.
“Once you’ve come off the show you’re not their responsibility but there’s always communication and they’re there to talk to you and help you make decisions like finding a manager and things like that.”
Also on tonight’s show, the new islanders got better acquainted after host Caroline Flack, 39, welcomed them to the villa.
However, there was one islander who caused a stir with viewers after they revealed they would brining some new phases to the villa.
As the last single lady to enter the villa, Lucie Rose Donlan, 21, said in her opening VT viewers were going to start hearing the term ‘bev’ used a lot more often, but not for the reason they maight have assumed.
The islander explained: “Bev is a hot guy, or he can be your boyfriend,” which left viewers a little confused.
One viewer posted: “Stop trying to make Bev happen #LoveIsland,” with a second sharing: “Lucie stop trying to make bev happen #LoveIsland.”