Maidenhead's own Love Island star has participated in the launch of a charity campaign to tackle the plight of children suffering in the global hunger crisis.

Lochan Nowacki rose to fame after becoming a fan favourite in Love Island 2023, coming runner-up with partner Whitney Adebayo.

The 25-year-old star has now made waves after attending World Vision UK's launch of its ENOUGH campaign.

During the launch influencers were invited to a unique pop-up dining experience in London where they were surprised at what was served, with the event taking an emotional turn.

While half the guestlist was treated to fine dining, the other half were left hungry.

Guests dined in pairs and were given strict instructions not to share their food.

This meant that whilst one guest was served elegant contemporary servings, the other was served crumbs of stale bread, miniature food portions and watched their main go up in smoke.

To round off the experience, the mysterious chef explained that the experience had been unfair for a reason - to show how unequal access to food is experienced by many people.

The influencers were told: "If this felt unfair, that's because it was.

"There is enough food on the planet to nourish every person and every child and yet some still cannot access it. Please join us in saying Enough is Enough."

The message provoked reactions of shock with some guests being moved to tears.

Lochan said: "It was definitely a different experience. We didn't know what to expect, but the ambience and eeriness of it took me off guard.

"This event clearly showcased the disparity between poverty and people experiencing starvation and those who aren't.

"It was hard for me being given all of this food and having so much excess, and not being allowed to share.

"It showcased really well the point, that too many kids are struggling in the world because they don't have enough to eat when there is plenty to go around.

"It has been an eye-opener, especially when I heard the statistics.

"This is a serious issue and there is a lot we can all do to help."

World Vision UK held the event following a recent global survey carried out by Ipsos revealed that 30 per cent of people don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Fola Komolafe, CEO of World Vision UK said: "The world produces around eight billion tonnes of food per year.

"There is enough food to nourish every girl, boy, woman, and man on the planet, yet for the first time in decades, the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition is rapidly increasing.

"It is a crisis that could be averted with enough public and political will.

"It is time for us to come together and say 'enough is enough'. 

"We can, and we must do more to end child hunger now."