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I’VE GOT A TEXT: Former St Albans pupil shares Love Island experience through immersive app

 Published on: 14th July 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A St Albans school graduate is one of the stars of a new interactive Love Island app designed to take viewers into the infamous villa.

Emma Cargill, who was a pupil at both Fleetville and Beaumont schools in the city, features as Letitia, one of the islanders in the fictional story Love Island: The Drama created by immersive story telling brand unrd.

Told via the new I’ve Got A Text! App Emma features in the interactive story based on the real show, transporting users to the Love Island villa to watch the gossip unfold.

Emma said that after being approached to feature in the story she was intrigued about the concept of bringing the Love Island experience to app users.

She said: “I looked up unrd to see if it was something I wanted to be a part of and I was intrigued. It’s unusual because it’s trying to make it as real to life as the show and making viewers feel they are really experiencing the Love Island experience.

“It’s certainly a new concept but it’s amazing.”

Emma added that by allowing app users to switch between characters phones reading their text messages you get drawn into the characters’ backgrounds.

She said: “When you’re in a characters phone you can see messages to their mum, best friends and get real insight from them because the phone doesn’t just start from when they got into the villa, you can look back at tests from a boyfriend before the villa.

“The writers have done an amazing job to make sure all the characters’ backgrounds work.”

Created in partnership with ITV Many Morris, executive producer, Love Island International, said: “I’ve Got A Text gives our audience a new way to engage with all the action Love Island brings. Being able to create a new fictional world with unrd and grant our fans access like never before is so exciting.”

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