Bestfit TV pays tribute to former Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon

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by Stephen Chapman

Tributes have been paid to former Love Island contestant, Sophie Gradon, who died suddenly this week.

She found her fame on the ITV show, but had been a regular contributor to Leeds-based Bestfit magazine, as well as fronting its Sky TV series.

The second series of the show had been due to launch in August, with Gradon expected in Leeds for a production meeting tomorrow. The team behind the programme say they will delay the programme out of respect.

"This was very unexpected and a bolt out of the blue. I had been speaking to her earlier in the week and was looking forward to meeting up again.  I was due to meet her this weekend to plan the new series,” said Bestfit TV managing director and co-presenter Faris Fisher.

"She  was one of our best loved colleagues. Sophie was a great friend and presenter and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew or met her.  She was a very accomplished Individual and always lit up a room whenever she walked in. She will be sorely missed by all the team."

Northumbria Police are not treating her death as suspicious.

Yesterday ITV2 stated:

“The whole ITV2 and Love Island team are profoundly saddened to hear the news about Sophie, and our deepest sympathies and thoughts go to her family and friends.”