Since the Love Island closed its doors last month, the modern day Romeo and Juliets have done their damnedest to stay in the limelight.
Between nightclub appearances and the very public – but very predictable – breakdown of reality TV relationships the Islanders just can’t stop courting media attention.
Apart from one pair: Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt.
Today we were immensely humbled to join the Soul Food Kitchen team to help with the preparation and distribution of meals to homeless refugees in Thessaloniki. We met the loveliest volunteers who are not only giving their time here, but are acting as powerful advocates back at home. They have made the decision to #chooselove with @HelpRefugeesUK, and their efforts are making an incredible difference to wonderful people trapped in a desperate situation. If you would like to support them please do take a look at the #chooselove t-shirt, which is available on @asos – all proceeds go towards helping refugees across Europe and in the Middle East ?. The extremely talented @jamiejewitt_ is doing an amazing job of capturing footage of our time here with @indigovolunteers, and we cannot wait to share it all with you when we get home ?
The self-confessed feminist and her Island beau jetted off to Greece to volunteer for charitable organisations trying to ease the strain on homeless refugees.
Meanwhile, Montana and Alex are making headlines through the demise of their relationship, Olivia earns £10,000 per nightclub appearance and Jonny and Chyna embark on a social media feud.
We were incredibly lucky today to have the opportunity to volunteer with A Drop in the Ocean (@drapenihavet) in Nea Kavala camp. This incredible organisation abides by true humanitarian principles, delivering essential food and clothing in a dignified manner under difficult circumstances. Our whole trip has been coordinated by the amazing @hollypenalver founder of @indigovolunteers, and after an exceptional day one we are so excited to see what the rest of the week will bring. We will be keeping you updated on a daily basis, and will provide full information on how you can get involved in a short documentary when we get back ?? @jamiejewitt_ #indigovolunteers #drapenihavet #HelpRefugeesUK #volunteer
Of course, the pair have detailed their volunteering efforts on social media – and the subsequent and obligatory reality documentary, which Camilla announced on Instagram.
Thurlow, a bomb-disposal expert, did charity work before seeking romance on reality TV, including working for the HALO Trust – a landmine-clearing charity favoured by the late Princess Diana.
She managed to avoid controversy on the show, the most heated moments of which you can relive below:
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It seems she’s continuing her philanthropic streak despite reaching D-list fame on ITV.
Long may it continue, and long may TV producers give people like her a platform and TV viewers a great role model.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.