Livia Cockerell discusses the phenomenon of dating shows and how easy it is to become transfixed by them.
Olivia Richards discusses the impact of Love Island on contestants’ mental health, and the wider issues of internet abuse and trolling that this exposes.
In the wake of a new series of Love Island, Social Media Executive, Emily Im, discusses the show’s inclusivity problem.
Katy Holmes criticises the prevalence of transphobia in the UK and praises Caitlyn Jenner for the bravery of maintaining a public profile in such and environment.
Dr Alex suckles loudly on an ice lolly. “I like cars,” he whimpers, a drop of sugary green juice probing its way down his chin. The girl he’s talking to smiles and nods. “Oh really?” she asks, visibly more interested in the far superior banter occurring by the beanbags. The camera cuts elsewhere. Everyone watching […]
In a recent episode of Love Island, there was a single striking question. It came impromptu, in a fit of frustration, from contestant Ellie, when discussing how her relationship with partner Charlie was being perceived, and her own character’s reputation for ‘outbursts’. The question was as simple as this: ‘Why is it being made into […]
While many struggle to find a mistletoe match each Christmas, one Exeter student has found a rather novel way to find a yuletide sweetheart – through a reality TV show. Third-year Theology student Louisa Griffith-Jones was chosen from a pool of 16,000 applicants to appear on Channel 4’s First Dates, a show that matches strangers […]
With a charming and confident demeanour, it’s not hard to see why Lord Alan Sugar took a liking to University of Exeter graduate and entrepreneur Solomon Akhtar. As the youngest ever contestant on the hit BBC television series The Apprentice, Akhtar stole the hearts of the nation, gaining a huge internet following before his elimination […]