Inside Love Island’s biggest secrets as new Islanders prepare to storm villa

Break-ups, hook-ups and chats by the fire pit, there really isn’t anything not to love about Love Island, ironically enough.

When it comes to bingeworthy TV programmes, you can’t go wrong with a 10 week escape into bikini-wearing heaven.

But let’s be honest, we didn’t just come for the happy endings, we’re in for the long-haul of drama, date nights and “GOT A TEXT” moments.

Ex Islanders have previously shared hush-hush juicy intel from inside the villa walls, including the hidden places contestants go to get intimate.

So ahead of Love Island 2022 on June 6, we’re shaking out the Mallorcan villa’s laundry and spilling the tea…



Love Island is notorious for selecting a glamorous cast of ‘bombshell’ hotties



Editorial Use Only.  No Merchandising.  No Commercial Use.  Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX (10298280h) The Islanders take part in the challenge The Good, The Bad & The Sexy: Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan kiss.  'Love Island' TV Show, Series 5, Episode 5, Majorca, Spain - 07 Jun 2019
Despite there being 70 cameras in the villa, there are still some secrets held close to the producers’ belts

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Unlimited condoms



Ex Islander Jake was caught staring intently at a condom wrapper
Ex Islander Jake was caught staring intently at a condom wrapper

Yes, you read that right. Islanders are provided with an unlimited amount of condoms, and there are reportedly more than 200 of them scattered all over the house.

Producers are keen for their contestants to practice safe sex, especially since even their protection is Love Island-branded, and Islanders can request more condoms whenever they want to use them.

Islanders are also given an STI test before entering the villa.



Alumni Hugo Hammond previously hinted that condoms are Love Island-branded
Alumni Hugo Hammond previously hinted that the villa condoms are Love Island-branded

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Secret sex

The show has been notorious in past season’s for showing more than just a little skin.

Dare we even mention Terry Walsh and Emma Jane-Woodham? You know, their ‘on top of the covers’ episode?

Terry, who last year welcomed a baby daughter with fiancée Danielle Purdy, previously told OK! that having sex on TV is his biggest regret from the show.



Luke and Siannise claimed the hideaway is full of sex toys
Luke and Siannise claimed the hideaway is full of sex toys

Viewers have kicked up a fuss in recent years, claiming the sexy show has become ‘sexless,’ after explicit details of late-night romps were scrapped from screens to avoid embarrassing Islanders in the future.

But that doesn’t mean the secret antics aren’t still going on.

Former Islanders Siânnise Fudge and Luke Trotman previously claimed contestants are given “loads of sex toys” in the hideaway.

Amber Davies revealed her and Kem Cetinay were “challenged” by show bosses to have sex in as many places as they could in 2017.

She said: “They jokingly set us a challenge to try and have sex in as many places as possible, but we didn’t want to do that.

“They were incredible, though.”



Islanders often compete in sexy challenges to get their partner's hearts racing
Islanders often compete in sexy challenges to get their partner’s hearts racing

Sneaky snacks

If you’re an avid Love Island fan, you might still associate snacks with one Montana Brown – who recently admitted that “people feel embarrassed to go back to their day jobs” after appearing on the show.



Montana Brown caught eating a biscuit
Montana Brown caught eating a biscuit

Whether it was eating a cookie, or munching a carrot stick, the successful influencer certainly knew where the snacks were stored.

Which leads us 2019 Islander Anton Danyluk and McDonald’s gate.

He confessed to having a few cheeky Maccies meals during his summer searching for love, saying that McFlurries were delivered by producers on a weekly basis.

He told Heat magazine: “We needed that. We really did.

“I think it was about once a week we were getting them. I had a few chicken nuggets here and there.”



Gross food challenges can be a popular feature!
Gross food challenges can be a popular feature!

While we often see Islanders making their own breakfast – or grafting with a smiley face bacon and eggs – lunch and dinner are a much more “mundane” story, according to series three star Olivia Attwood.

In an interview with The Sun, she said: “We eat with the producers but it runs like a boarding school.

“When we have dinner, it’s like them telling us we need to clean the bedroom, that laundry day is tomorrow and asking us what we want for our breakfast the next day, all just things that make the house run smoothly.”



Former Islander Olivia Attwood said food in the show was "mundane"
Former Islander Olivia Attwood said food in the show was “mundane”

She added: “So it’s nothing really exciting. It’s quite mundane stuff!”

Beauty babes

Despite a few PDEs (public display of extensions) in their time, the girls are permitted a secret escape to get their hair and make-up done.

Infamous Islander Georgia Steel told Heart: “The girls needed the hair and nails done, we needed our hair cut, so they had to schedule that.”



The dressing room is usually a mess of hairspray, make-up and extensions
The dressing room is usually a mess of hairspray, make-up and extensions

He continued: “We were given a day where everyone could do everything, but it wasn’t treated like a day off.”

Beach days

While you might’ve figured as much, the real reason Love Island doesn’t air on a Saturday is to give contestants a “day off” from the cameras.



Kem revealed that contestants get one day off per week to "chill out"
Kem revealed that contestants get one day off per week to “chill out”

Kem Cetinay said on This Morning: “They get one day off a week.

“What happens is it gives them a day to clean the villa and you take your mics off and normally we go to the beach and we just chill out.”

Smoking area



The show glamorized smoking and has stopped showing such scenes since 2018
The show has stopped showing smoking scenes since 2018



Previously a prime location for the latest gossip, the smoking area faced backlash and complaints for idolising the heavily-smoking contestants.

Since 2018, bosses banned the showing of smoking on-screen and there’s now a designated area at the front of the villa.

Islanders are required to go out separately, and one at a time.

2020 contestant Shaughna Phillips said it “would be easier and quicker to harvest the tobacco” herself.



Laura Whitmore and hubby Iain Stirling are returning this year
Laura Whitmore and hubby Iain Stirling are returning this year

This year’s series of Love Island will kick off on June 6 at 9pm on ITV2.

Laura Whitmore will be returning to host the show for 2022, after she reportedly bagged a whopping £500,000 deal in the process.

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