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Love Island's Amber Beckford Twitter deactivated by family after 'sickening' bullying

Amber Beckford's family deactivated the Love Island star's Twitter as she was voted out the show, after being 'sickened' by some of the things written about her.

Amber, 24, was a firm favourite with fans after the first episode of the new series, but then faded into the background slightly as the likes of Gemma Owen and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu stole the lion's share of the screen time. In her final few days in the Love Island villa, viewers saw Amber struggle to get to grips with her feelings for Dami, who the public paired her with on day one and also clash with Ekin-Su in a 'game playing' row.

Amber's time on the ITV2 show came to an end after she and Ikenna finished bottom of a viewer vote on the favourite boy and girl in the villa. Her exit came as a huge shock to her fellow Islanders, with some of the other girls particularly upset about her leaving.

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Like every summer when Love Island is on, fans are very vocal with their opinions on the contestants but Amber's family have taken drastic steps to make sure she doesn't see some of the things said about her, after being left saddened and horrified by some of the posts.

As she was giving her marching orders earlier this week, her relatives confirmed they'd deactivated her Twitter account, putting a statement out which read: "Hey all, Ambers time in the villa has come to an end. We have received some lovely comments & messages and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

‘However as most of you are probably aware of some of the vile tweets, messages and posts that are being written about Amber. As Amber’s family and friends this has been extremely hard to see and sometimes sickening.’

The statement went on: "‘We didn’t want to have to post something like this but please remember that bullying somebody over an hour episode of a televised show is damaging. Bullying and negative comments can be extremely harmful to someone’s mental health and sometimes in worse cases can be fatal. We will not stand for bullying and harassment.’

The post added: ‘For this reason, we have unfortunately decided to deactivate Amber’s twitter before her arrival home to protect her mental well-being.'

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