Emily Clarkson turned down #LoveIsland over fears of being 'token fat girl'

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Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter, journalist Emily, 25, has revealed her reasons behind not appearing on Love Island in a new column. She opened up about how she worried she would be considered fat and trolled, and that the cameras could catch her in some compromising positions.

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In a first-person feature for The Sun, Emily said that she had been approached by ITV producers to be on the show and that they were considering her because they were looking for “something different”.

She said that she worried she would be an “easy target” by online thanks to her “stomach rolls” and also worried if she could take the almost unavoidable rejection on the “looks-based show”.

She explained: “I’m not perfect - and I'd be an easy target with my stomach rolls and heat rash.

“I think I’d make it all too real. And this is why, I suspect, the show will never change. And who wants to be the first to make that change?

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“At the end of the day, it’s a look-based show. And I got picked last for sports teams enough times to know the humiliation of not being chosen.

“That’s not something I want to relive in front of the ruthless British public.”

And while she is in a serious relationship with her long-term boyfriend she also admitted she wouldn't want her parents to see her in some awkward positions. 

She wrote: “Not even because I’d die at the thought of my parents watching me having sex.”

Emily with her parentsEmily with her Jeremy Clarkson and Frances Cain (Image: GETTY IMAGES)

Emily Clarkson promotes body positivity on her InstagramEmily Clarkson promotes body positivity on her Instagram (Image: INSTAGRAM)

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