Curtis Pritchard put on two stone while in the 'Love Island' villa

Chris Edwards
Curtis Pritchard (ITV)

Love Island star Curtis Pritchard says he gained two stone in weight during his time on the ITV dating show.

Speaking to The Sun, Pritchard said: “I gained around two stone. I enjoyed myself in the villa and I didn’t exercise a lot.

“I liked to treat myself every now and again with food. I’m hoping to start training again soon. I find it good, physically and mentally. I need to sort my diet out, that’s the main thing.”

The ballroom dancer stayed in the villa for the entire eight weeks of the series, finishing in fourth place with his partner Maura Higgins. And the 23-year-old has now admitted that, during that time, he frequently treated himself with food and didn’t get much exercise.

Pritchard taught Maura Higgins a few dance moves in the villa (ITV)

However, now that he is out of the villa, Pritchard says he will soon begin training on the dance floor once again.

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He added: “You can work out but if you don’t have a meal plan with a decent diet you’ve got no chance. Hopefully AJ [his brother] will give me some tips on getting a six-pack back.”

Curtis Pritchard (ITV)

This comes after it was claimed that the ballroom dancer asked Love Island’s producers to provide him with new clothes, as he was unable to fit into his own ones.

These reports prompted the show to discourage fans from ‘body shaming’ any of the Islanders.

A Love Island spokesperson told The Sun: “It is incredibly irresponsible that any Islander would be body-shamed in this way and we would always discourage anyone from making appearance-based comments that could be hurtful to the islanders and their families.”