The lack of body diversity in the reality show has long been noted, with many calling for the programme to feature a greater variety of body types in the future. Jack’s slightly softer physique made him stand out from the array of ab-clad male contestants at the beginning of the show, with his charismatic personality and the budding romance with Dani making him a fan favourite throughout. Love Island criticised for lack of body diversity While Jack seemed to exude confidence over the course of the two months that he spent in the villa in Majorca, he’s now revealed that he did have reservations about taking part in Love Island due to his body insecurities. “Before I went in, I’ve seen the show so many times before and I just thought I know I’m going to walk around this corner and there’s just going to be abs and biceps everywhere,” he said on Good Morning Britain. “Just before I went in I was a bit like ‘I can’t do it, I can’t do it.’ Then I thought do you know what, this is a big opportunity, just go for it and use your personality, so I just went in, I went for it. Love Island: best moments of the 2018 series.
When asked for his advice for future applicants, Jack stated that he doesn’t think anyone should be deterred from applying, regardless of their body shape or size. “I think everyone’s beautiful in their own way,” he said. “Everyone’s got something about them that is attractive to somebody else, I think.”