January 10, 2020
Critics like Piers Morgan might hold certain views about the brain power of certain Love Island contestants, but new arrival Shaughna Phillips is hoping to go against that stereotype by launching a political career after the show. 
Love Islands Shaughna Phillips Wants To Go Into Politics After The Show
The 25-year-old already works as a democratic services officer for London’s Lambeth council and has revealed her dreams of working in politics once she leaves the villa. 
Speaking to HuffPost UK and other journalists in South Africa ahead of entering the villa, Shaughna said: “I definitely want to get into some kind of politics. I just like helping people and I want to do as much as I can. 
“For me, it’s not really about how much a job pays you, because it’s about helping people. I know that’s cliché and embarrassing, but the job I was in before my previous one was more money, but I got a better feeling out of it.”  
Shaughna, who said she has no allegiance to any current political party, explained that her current role sees her support local councillors and their committees, ensuring anything they do is legal and in the best interests of the people of Lambeth. Prior to that, she worked in a fire safety team, which was put put together two weeks after the Grenfell Tower disaster to ensure all front doors in council tenants’ properties were fire safe or refitted. 
“To begin with, it was overwhelming,” she said. “But because you’re doing something good, that if I went home and there was a few more fire safe doors that had been installed, it was like, ‘good, we’re getting there’. 
“It was hitting the ground running as there was so much to do, so it was like a project and I loved, loved, loved it.”
While a period of fame and fortune may await her after appearing on Love Island, Shaughna also admitted she would not mind returning to her job at the council, revealing she begged her bosses to keep her role open. 
She explained: “I had to leave because you get an allowance from ITV, so I couldn’t be on unpaid leave there and be getting money from somewhere else. But my manager has said the door is open if I do want to go back, but said I won’t need to. I was like, ‘listen, I need that door open, I need that in writing’.”  “I could be home in a week and back in Lambeth in two weeks, or I might not be. So I think that’s the bit I’m probably thinking about a little bit more,” she added. 
And while her career and post-show ambitions bare similarities to that of series three Islander Camilla Thurlow, who worked in land mine clearance before the show and has continued to work with charitable causes, Shaughna said that is where the comparisons between them will likely stop. 
She said: “I think I’m a little bit more confident or outgoing. She seemed so sweet, just like a little lamb you want to hold, and I think I’m definitely more lairy. 
“I need to take a note out of her book!”
Love Island begins on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2. MORE LOVE ISLAND: Who Fancies A Nose Around The All-New Love Island Villa Before The Winter Series Starts? Love Island's Future Lord Of The Manor Ollie Drops Heavy Hint About Other Reality TV Appearance Love Island Winner Amber Gill Reveals 'Full-On Lie' She Told In Her Entrance Video
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Unique Celebrity Baby Names: Cosmo, Kulture, Apple & More! | E! News
November 26, 2021
e_zTVo0PGhs
Kendall Jenner & Devin Booker's SLAM DUNK Romance | E! News
November 26, 2021
PEt_JziVhO0
All of Lady Gaga's Most STUNNING "House of Gucci" Press Looks | E! News
November 25, 2021
YHilBLcIi3g
'The Beatles: Get Back' Director Peter Jackson Joins Variety's Doc Dreams
November 26, 2021
K95MIzDth_A
Kevin Hart, Wesley Snipes, and Eric Newman Talk 'True Story' and Kevin's Acting Skills
November 23, 2021
PuTxxFD4tHM
Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Jeremy Irons Talk 'House of Gucci'
November 22, 2021
u5QhOKbdsoA
Christine Quinn felt ‘annoyed’ bringing up ex drama on ‘Selling Sunset’ | Page Six Celebrity News
November 24, 2021
glyJ2w62L9k
Which 'Selling Sunset' star didn't get invited to Heather's wedding? | Page Six Celebrity News
November 24, 2021
K-7VbTnMfbI
Jason Oppenheim gushes over Chrishell Stause romance, he's "in love" | Page Six
November 23, 2021
LmlntGyFYLE
Blac Chyna Weighs In on Omicron Variant & Unvaccinated People
November 27, 2021
-biXwe9YaNQ
Karol G Falls Mid-Performance in Miami | TMZ
November 27, 2021
Ickbt8vlWFc
Will Smith's Orgasms Made Him Vomit | The TMZ Podcast
November 27, 2021
P0H8u_M4AAk
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
19
Nov
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group H
Sydney FC - Shanghai SIPG
17
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Spain - Germany
14
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Germany - Ukraine
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Liverpool
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Aston Villa
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Real Madrid
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Verona
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Roma
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Juventus
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Monchengladbach
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Wolves
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Athletic Bilbao
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Alaves
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Granada CF
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Crotone
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Villarreal
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Sheffield United
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Cadiz
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Betis
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Hertha Berlin
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Preston NE
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Fiorentina
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Coventry
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Swansea City
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - QPR
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Barnsley
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Luton
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Wycombe Wanderers
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Fulham
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Middlesbrough
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Bournemouth
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Osasuna
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Spezia
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Leeds
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Ferencvaros - Juventus
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Dynamo K.
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group A
Salzburg - Bayern Munich
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Atalanta - Liverpool
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.