By Ciara

12th July 2019

Megan Barton-Hanson says she lost “a lot of weight through stress” during her time on ‘Love Island’ last year, because she was “very on edge”.

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The 25-year-old star appeared on the fourth series of the ITV2 show last year, and admits she shed some pounds during her time on the programme because she was “very on edge”.

She said:

“In the villa, I lost a lot of weight through stress.

“Because it’s like an unknown situation, you don’t know what’s happening so I was very on edge and I lost a lot of weight.

“Since I’ve come out, I’ve put on weight because I’m happy and I’m enjoying myself.”

Megan turned down the chance to appear in 2017’s third series because she didn’t feel “confident” enough to take part, but she later decided to join the show last year.

She said:

“‘Love Island’ approached me. I actually turned it down the year before, because I was like, ‘No, I’m not ready, I’m not confident.’

“But to grow as a person you really need to push yourself out of your comfort zone and do it.

“But at no point I thought, ‘Oh, aren’t I gorgeous? I’m going to strut in here and feel fabulous.’ I was so nervous.”

Megan has been tuning into this year’s series, and is a big fan of Maura Higgins.

Speaking on ‘Good Morning Britain’, she added:

“I love Maura, I love what she stands for. I love the fact she’s so open about her sexuality.

“She’s really everything I stand for. I just hope her intentions are real with Curtis, because I love him.

“He’s a proper gentleman.

“I think Molly and Tommy will definitely win it.

“Anton and Belle have grown on me. They’ve only known each other a short time but their connection is so genuine.”

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