It’s T-minus four days until the new season of Love Island kicks off and excited is an understatement in how to describe how the show’s most loyal followers are feeling in anticipation.
ITV2 has already began introducing the public to the contestants hoping to walk away with the 2021 Love Island crown, with it all getting underway on Monday, June 28 at 9pm.
But entering the villa is no school trip and there’s no pre-planned group travelling. All contestants agree to strict rules when they sign up, stating they will not tell anyone they’re going to Majorca where the show is filmed.
To ensure there’s no pre-villa hook ups, contestants are also kept on strict lockdown including having their phones taken away from them and being placed in separate accommodation on different parts of the island with a chaperone to make sure they don’t break the rules.
Gabby Allen, who was a contestant on the series three instalment of Love Island, revealed she didn’t speak to anyone but her chaperone for two weeks in her fitness book Shape Up with Gabby Allen.
She said: “I didn’t know what to expect at all. I worried about making a big mistake.
“So while the producers of the show had me in lockdown in Majorca – two weeks without my phone, I repeat WITHOUT MY PHONE or speaking to anyone except my chaperone – I did my own workouts and my mood lifted higher and higher every day.”
Winner of the 2016 season Cara de la Hoyde also let slip some of the secrets of the ITV show and revealed how nice the chaperones are.
Speaking to Glamour in 2017, she said: “We have chaperones who keep an eye on us all day and then all night, too. They are there all the time for emotional support. They aren’t on camera.”
Love Island hosted by Laura Whitmore kicks off on Monday, June 28 at 9pm on ITV 2.
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