Love Island star Marcel Somerville calls for the show's casting process to be ...

Love Island 2017's Marcel Somerville took to Twitter to slam the show during Monday night's launch, after the likes of Sherif and Yewande - who are both black - weren't initially chosen to couple up with anyone.

And on Tuesday, the former reality star, 33, elaborated on his point in a new interview, calling for the casting process of the show to change. 

The star shared that the idea of it being about skin colour is being misconstrued into a 'colour situation' due to the production team just casting attractive people.

Time for change: Marcel Somerville branded Monday night's first coupling of Love Island 2019 'racist' as he tuned in to watch the season five launch on ITV2 and has now elaborated on his point of view in an interview

Time for change: Marcel Somerville branded Monday night's first coupling of Love Island 2019 'racist' as he tuned in to watch the season five launch on ITV2 and has now elaborated on his point of view in an interview 

Marcel said that the problem lies with the casting process not involving finding out if contestants date outside or within their race - which needs to be known for successful match making.  

Talking to The Sun, the musician said: 'They need to make sure people match up in terms of their types, they put a bunch of good looking people in there but if you’re putting people in there that won’t form connections you’re making it impossible − especially if it is a person of colour, they’re making it seem like it’s a colour situation. 

Reflecting on his time in the show in 2017, the star told that he 'thought it was a bit strange' that none of the girls 'liked to date black guys' and the same with Samira Mighty in last years series - whose type was white men, but for weeks no one was taken into the villa that dated black women. 

He claims this is the fault of the producers that needs to be addressed  when they looked for love matches - which is, of course, the aim of the game - for people to couple up and start a relationship. 

Production problems: Marcel said that the problem lies with the casting process not involving finding out if contestants date outside or within their race (Yewade and Michael pictured in the 2019 series)

 Production problems: Marcel said that the problem lies with the casting process not involving finding out if contestants date outside or within their race (Yewade and Michael pictured in the 2019 series)

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