A STUDENT nurse of Asian origin, who worked 12-hour shifts in the Covid-19 ward until a few months ago, may soon be the next “Islander” in the ITV show Love Island, recent media reports have claimed.
Priya Gopaldas, 23, is rumoured to be the upcoming contestant in the reality ITV2 show. She is isolating in Majorca ahead of her arrival on the show, which could be later this week, reports claimed.
“Priya will turn heads for sure. She’s beautiful, intelligent and has a heart of gold. The guys will be scrambling over her if she gets the nod,” Mail Online reported on Thursday (5), citing a TV source who added that “the guys will be scrambling over her if she gets the nod”.
Four Islanders left last night following the results of a public vote, but it won’t be long until the numbers are bumped up again with fresh contestants, among which Gopaldas is expected to top the charts.
A fifth-year medical student at University College London, Gopaldas worked on the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit earlier this year.
Despite being still a student, she claimed to have volunteered her services on the Covid ward post-Christmas in the intensive care unit at UCL Hospital, after students based at the UCLH were contacted asking if they could assist in tackling the mounting cases.
She worked six-day, 12-hour night shifts in the understaffed department, supporting doctors and nurses, reports said.