's Billy Brown and Josh Le Grove have hit out at show producers for 'allowing' bullying to happen on the programme.
The dating show has been the subject of more than 5,000 complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom in the past two weeks, relating to alleged 'misogynistic behaviour' and CPR First Aid course Gold Coast 'bullying' by some of the male contestants.
Former contestants Josh and Billy said they felt for show star Tasha Ghouri as she struggled at times during the series, adding that producers could have stepped in at any time to notify the Islanders how their actions would have been perceived by viewers.
They also spoke out about how their conversations were controlled in the villa, with the male contestants allegedly stopped from talking to the females for days at a time, while at other times they claimed they were told to save certain topics for later so they could be filmed.
Bold claims: Love Island's Billy Brown (left) and Josh Le Grove (right) have hit out at show producers for 'allowing' bullying to happen on the programme
When asked by Johnny Seifert on the podcast: 'Did you see misogyny and sexism, and bullying in the villa?', Billy responded: 'I can see why people were saying about the bullying.
I can see why, I can understand.
'Especially to girls, don't go and keep hurting that girl constantly, such as Tasha. Don't go and just keep going at her, going at her, going at her.
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'For me to see that, that is not nice. I don't like no one feeling out of place. I don't like no one feeling like they can't go and speak to someone, or alone.
'For me, Luca and Dami for instance, they just constantly go to Tasha, go to Tasha.
They might see it as banter but when I spoke to Tasha one night she was crying. I saw her over there by herself.
Concerns: Billy said he felt for Tasha as she struggled at times during the series after viewers claimed she was targeted by the boys
Billy said he asked her: 'How are you, how are you actually doing?', to which she responded: 'I'm fed up.
Everyone's just going at me, going at me. I'm trying to do what's best for me, and no one's understanding.'
Billy continued: 'For me to hear that wasn't nice because everyone should feel like they're understood or someone's there.
Then it's just constant, just negative stuff thrown at her and I didn't like to see it.'
Adding his view, Josh said: 'Imagine you're in year 11 at school and the teacher's just left the classroom, it felt like that kind of atmosphere.
'A producer could easily step in and be like, "Listen, this is how it's coming across." Or, "How would you be on the outside?"
'I feel like sometimes they step in when they want to step in, and they will sit back and happily let something come across a certain way.
I feel like we have a situation like that.
Reaching out: Billy said he stopped to chat to Tasha when he saw that she was emotional or sitting alone in the villa
'I feel like some people get carried away and it would be nice and easy for the producers to just step in and be like, "Listen, you wouldn't do this on the outside, or this is how it's coming across." Rather than just waiting and then stepping in later.
'I feel that a lot of them won't understand first aid gold coast how much is getting shown or how it's bring portrayed on the outside.
'So if they're getting told, "This is what it's looking like, obviously to a certain point, you should understand certain things you shouldn't say are going to come across a certain way."
'But at the same time, you're in a little bubble.
If they're telling you, "What you're doing, you're doing great, you're doing great." And they're not saying, "Listen, this is not coming across very well." That's also where they should be focusing on mental health.
'They should be seeing what's happening well before.
They should have sat down and said, "This is how it's coming across, ease back. Let it go, let it go".
'They're not understanding that these guys are going to come out to potentially a lot of hate. It could have got stopped a while ago, because you don't know how they're going to act.
'You don't know how it's going to affect them when they come out and see comments.
'That should be something that they could have stepped in and tried to stop it before it got to the point it's at.'
Josh went on to say there was 'a lot of rules' about how and when Islanders could conduct conversations between one another.
Opinion: Josh claimed producers could have stepped in at any time to talk to the Islanders when emotions were heightened in the villa
He claimed he was not allowed to talk to the girls in the villa for three days, which stopped him from processing certain emotional situations.
Josh said: 'I was in welfare for 20 to 40 minutes every day just because it was the only place I could actually get stuff off my chest.'
Billy added: 'If you feel a certain way that day, you can't go and chat to them.
That mental health side of things was a bit messed up.
'If you're feeling something and you want to go and chat to to the girl about it, or whoever you're with about it. Say I am really stressed out and I want to chat to Josh about the Danica situation or Tasha situation, you're not allowed.
'You can't talk about any villa life.
You've got to talk about the outside world for a whole day and then the next day, you won't talk to the girls and the boys again.
'It's like for two days, I've got built up emotions that I can't talk about.'
He added: 'Yeah, okay, you can go into production, but talking to production and in the Beach Hut is different to talking to someone who's involved...
'It would just be nice to talk to the Islanders about stuff.
But they go, "No, save it for the cameras."'
MailOnline has contacted Love Island CPR First Aid course Gold Coast for comment.
The ITV2 dating show has been the subject of more than 5,000 complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom in the past two weeks, relating to alleged 'misogynistic behaviour' and 'bullying' by some of the male contestants.
Structured: Josh claimed he was stopped from talking to the girls in the villa for days at a time, adding that he was encouraged to hold off on conversations until they could be filmed
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