Love Island fans convinced Curtis is an undercover psychiatrist put in place to protect cast

LOVE Island fans have speculated that Curtis Pritchard is an undercover psychiatrist put in place to protect the cast.

Viewers are convinced that there is more to the 23-year-old dancer than meets the eye after he entered the villa last week.

Over the past few episodes, fans have watched as Curtis has dished out advice to all of his fellow Islanders, regularly being a shoulder for them to lean on.

However, he peaked last night when he cut off an almighty fight between Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, storming into the bedroom and demanding they stopped bickering.

The pair were getting heated as Molly confronted her partner over his feelings for newcomer Maura Higgins, with the 20-year-old influencer visibly upset by the boxer's reaction.

Tommy, 20, accused the beauty of playing a game, adding: "The way you're acting right now it's like you're in love with me."

As the pair started to go round in circles, Curtis entered the room and told them: "Guys, in this current state you're not going to get the achieved end goal that you both want.

"Talk tomorrow on fresh heads, it'll be clearer after a night's sleep and more relaxed.

"I think you should just both relax and it's an equal decision to chill."

Tommy and Molly agreed with his words, with the latter leaving the bedroom to vent to the other Islanders instead.

While some fans were outraged that the professional dancer had put a stop to the drama, others were convinced that he is under orders from show bosses to protect the other stars.

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "Curtis on Love Island obviously works for the show, he’s an undercover counsellor.

"Not making a joke, I’m certain he’s a trained member of staff on hand to help counsel contestants.

"He literally just halted an argument and sent them to bed."

Another added: "Dya think the producers had to put more measures in place for mental health so Curtis is actually an undercover psychiatrist?????"

Love Island's duty of care for its contestants has come under heavy scrutiny over the past year, with two ex-Islanders taking their own lives amid reports that the show doesn't provide enough aftercare.

Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis both found fame on the ITV2 dating show before their deaths, with the tragedies pulling Love Island's safekeeping into question.

Ahead of the current series of the show, producers promised that they had more support in place for its contestants – including therapy sessions, "proactive contact" from the team, and media and financial training.

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