Australian reality show struck down by outbreak of THRUSH among the cast

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Australian reality show struck down by outbreak of THRUSH and gastro among cast with ‘tensions flaring’ as contestants struggle to film romantic scenes with the itchy affliction

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An Australian reality show has been struck down due to an outbreak of thrush on set. 

On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported that contestants on a ‘dating show’ are struggling with yeast infections, making romantic scenes difficult. 

The thrush outbreak followed a scourge of gastroenteritis among the cast, with both conditions making filming challenging. 

An Australian reality show has been struck down due to an outbreak of thrush on set. On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported that contestants on a 'dating show' are struggling with yeast infections, making romantic scenes difficult. Pictured: Cast of Love Island Australia

An Australian reality show has been struck down due to an outbreak of thrush on set. On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported that contestants on a ‘dating show’ are struggling with yeast infections, making romantic scenes difficult. Pictured: Cast of Love Island Australia 

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The Daily Telegraph has reported that representatives for Channel Nine, Seven and Ten denied that the outbreaks happened on the sets of Love Island, Beauty and The Geek, Heartbreak Island or The Real Love Boat. 

It is unknown which show has been afflicted with the conditions, but the paper claims that ‘a large number of cast and crew… became stricken with thrush while on location in recent weeks’. 

The report goes on to claim that ‘tensions are said to have then flared’ after contestants were told to abstain from alcohol while being treated for the ailments.  

It is unknown which show has been afflicted with the conditions, but the paper claims that 'a large number of cast and crew... became stricken with thrush while on location in recent weeks'. Pictured: The cast of Heartbreak Island Australia

It is unknown which show has been afflicted with the conditions, but the paper claims that ‘a large number of cast and crew… became stricken with thrush while on location in recent weeks’. Pictured: The cast of Heartbreak Island Australia

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Thrush is a very common infection caused when a yeast called Candida albicans, which normally lives at manageable levels in the body, overgrows inside the vagina. 

Symptoms include intense itching, thick discharge and redness and soreness.

Treatments include a choice of anti-yeast pessaries or creams which can be bought over the counter.

The Daily Telegraph has reported that representatives for Channel Nine, Seven and Ten denied that the outbreaks happened on the sets of Love Island, Beauty and The Geek, Heartbreak Island or The Real Love Boat. Pictured: The Real Love Boat

The Daily Telegraph has reported that representatives for Channel Nine, Seven and Ten denied that the outbreaks happened on the sets of Love Island, Beauty and The Geek, Heartbreak Island or The Real Love Boat. Pictured: The Real Love Boat 

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The new series of Beauty and the Geek, hosted by Sophie Monk, is now airing on Channel Nine. 

Love Island Australia is returning later in 2022, while a premiere date is yet to be announced for Heartbreak Island. 

The Real Love Boat, hosted by Darren McMullen, is also yet to announce when it will air. 

The report goes on to claim that 'tensions are said to have then flared' after contestants were told to abstain from alcohol while being treated for the ailments. Pictured: The cast of Beauty and the Geek

The report goes on to claim that ‘tensions are said to have then flared’ after contestants were told to abstain from alcohol while being treated for the ailments. Pictured: The cast of Beauty and the Geek

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