On 10 June 2005, although ratings were beginning to pick up, with the show close to overtaking Big Brother in popularity, a strong storm over the islands of Fiji disrupted the programme.A live eviction show had to be cancelled as six-foot waves made it impossible for crewmembers to cross over to where the celebrities were staying.The problems between the pair allegedly started after Kielty told viewers on the live show that Brook had previously been involved in a relationship with one of the contestants, Paul Danan.However, even the promise of fireworks between the two hosts was not enough to keep viewers interested, and one episode of the show only attracted less than 2 million viewers.Producers later hired model Nikki Ziering to spice up the show.The show was also resented by fans of long-running ITV soap Coronation Street."For the short period I was there I got on with everybody and didn't have any negative experiences.But when I watch it now I just think, oh God, I had a lucky escape that I didn't end up crying in front of the cameras, or getting rejected by any of the guys, or involved in any of the arguments.
Shekoni was the first celebrity to be voted off the show by the public.
That's fair enough because it is supposed to be the love island and I obviously hadn't found love.
I'm still looking, though, and I've been out searching ever since." The second series first aired on 10 July, and ran for seven weeks, a little longer than the previous year's series.
It was later announced that Caroline Flack would host the revived series, The show attracted controversy from the moment it was announced by ITV.
It was marketed as a rival for Channel 4's popular reality show, Big Brother, which returned for a sixth series soon after the show's launch.
It was announced in late May 2006 that Fearne Cotton would be Kielty's new co-host with Series 1 winner Jayne Middlemiss presenting Aftersun with Matt Brown on ITV2.