‘I’m going back to shot girling next week’: Dumped Love Island star Coco Lodge reveals she will resume her day job because she ‘needs to make money’
Love Island star Coco Lodge has revealed she will return to one of her day jobs next week because she ‘needs to make money’ following her departure from the villa.
Coco made the admission during an appearance on Will Njobvu’s podcast, teasing which line of work she had lined up.
Back to basics: Love Island star Coco Lodge has revealed she will return to one of her day jobs next week because she ‘needs to make money’ following her departure from the villa
Discussing life since arriving back in the UK, Coco explained she will return to selling drinks in clubs later this month returning to her role as a shot girl.
The TV favourite said she’s ‘living [her] best life’ after being dumped from the villa, before revealing to presenter Will: ‘I’m actually going to go back to shot girling next week.’
Will subsequently joked about the possibility of getting free drinks from her if he bumps into her in the club, with her responding: ‘Not for free. I need to make money.’
Although Coco said she wasn’t too sure of her plans, she said her return to her day job was ‘just until I know what’s happening with opportunities related to the show’.
Appearance: The TV personality, 27, was dumped from the ITV2 show last week with Josh Le Grove, 22, following a brief romance with Andrew Le Page, 27
The interview teaser then saw Will mention a ‘stigma’ around former Islanders returning to their previous jobs, to which Coco said: ‘I don’t care. I’ll literally sell so many [shots] now.
‘There’s nothing else really I can make money with at the moment as I have got to wait for stuff to come in.
‘I am not just going to live off my savings so I am excited to go back and it’s going to be fun.’
The interview comes after Coco gave an insight into her ‘lonely’ time in the Love Island villa after she left the show.
Candid chat: Coco made the admission during an appearance on Will Njobvu’s podcast, teasing which line of work she had lined up
EXCLUSIVE: Love Island’s Coco told MailOnline she felt ‘lonely’ in the villa as a singleton and claimed the ‘days are so long and they really drag’ – at the JPG Fashion Freak Show on Tuesday
Appearing at the Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show at the Roundhouse in Camden on Tuesday, she spoke to MailOnline about her time on the show.
Coco said: ‘I think kind of how it can be quite boring, the days can be so long. It doesn’t get dark until 9 or 10pm so the days are so long and it really does drag.
‘And if you’re not in a couple it can be quite lonely. I thought it would still be super fun even if you’re single in there but it can be quite lonely if you’re not in a couple.’
Despite kissing Davide Saclimenti, 27, when they were in Casa Amor together, it might come as some surprise to know that he’s still in her good books.
She said: ‘I want Davide and Ekin-Su [Cülcüloğlu, also 27] to win, 100 per cent.’
She’s over it: Despite kissing Davide, Coco has said she wants him and Ekin-Su to win the show
Power couple: Ekin-Su and Davide appear to now be going from strength to strength
The outing comes after Coco appeared to criticise the show when she claimed she wasn’t pre-warned about trolls before bosses gave her phone back to her.
Appearing on the Capital Breakfast on Tuesday, Coco said she was subject to abuse from trolls about her appearance which took her aback.
Sian Welby said to her: ‘You’ve been getting some awful, awful trolling, horrific comments on your Instagram, on Twitter, I mean what was it like coming out of the villa and suddenly seeing all that?’
Coco replied: ‘I just didn’t expect it because I wasn’t prewarned, so when I got my phone back, it was literally on the way to the airport and I was reading all these comments about my appearance, and how I look and I was literally shocked.
‘I know there was an article released of me at the airport and it was “Coco Lodge fuming when she sees the trolls comments” and I just think, I was upset, I wasn’t fuming, it hurt, it is what it is.’
Love Island duty of care protocols in full – ahead of 2021 series
Pre-filming and filming
- Registered mental health professional engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare.
- Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander’s own GP to check medical history.
- Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.
- Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear.
- Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them.
- Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid.
- A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after.
- Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home.
- A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be offered to each Islander when they return home.
- Proactive contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable.
- We encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show and manage them should they choose to take part in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.