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Love Island 2017 contestant Tyla Carr 'gets death threats'

Love Island: Tyla at recoupling

Love Island 2017 contestant Tyla Carr has been receiving death threats, her dad has said.

Tyla's father Johnny has revealed the abuse his daughter has been receiving online and how he fears for her safety when she leaves the villa.

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Johnny said: “I’m concerned for her safety but I can enlist security for any of her work and appearances. We have the contacts for that – I used to run a club in London."

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Of course I worry but these are brainless morons. Anyone who does that [posts online] hasn’t got the balls to do anything.

“I don’t ever get tempted to respond, because why should I lower myself to their level? They’re idiots. People love to hate.”

Tyla has faced hate online after 'stealing' Jonny from fan favourite Camilla, as well as admitting to dating a married man.

But her dad explained: “The guy insisted he was separated. He told her he’d moved out of his family home. She dumped him as soon as she realised. She thinks it’s disgusting for women to have affairs with married men.”

He added: "Tyla has been unfortunate. She’s a normal, nice, sweet girl. Jonny and Camilla were going nowhere – people don’t realise that.”

As for Tyla herself, speaking before entering the show she said: "I reckon I’m a serial dater –. I’ve been on so many dates I ran out of men in a 100 mile radius.

"I love going on a first date, although they don’t usually last longer than that as I end up being picky.

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"And I find when I do let my guard down I end up meeting guys who aren’t that great."

Love Island 2017 continues tonight on ITV2 at 9PM.

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