Love Island bosses 'forced to intervene' as islanders 'snubbed' new bombshell



Love Island producers are 'heavily involved' in what goes down in the villa, a source has claimed.

The team working on the ITV2 show reportedly once stepped into the villa in South Africa at one point this year, as the male residents weren't playing by the rules.

As far as Love Island viewers are aware, the contestants only speak to producers during daily briefings in the morning and during scheduled visits to the Beach Hut, where they can speak freely without other islanders present.

But an insider has claimed lots goes on between producers and the stars that doesn't make it to TV screens.

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A Love Island insider has been revealing some secrets about the villa ( REX/Shutterstock)

"The producers are very heavily involved in pretty much all of it. They spend majority of their time watching everything through the gallery and they talk to the islanders through the tannoy," the source claims.

"For example they will call out an islanders name and say, 'Can you come to the beach hut and speak about this, or this person."

Speaking to the Daily Star, the insider then went on to claim producers actually entered the villa at one point during this year's winter series when the boys refused to speak to a new bombshell.

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Producers allegedly had to 'beg' the boys to talk to the new bombshell ( ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The source explains how the boys introduced themselves to the new female arrival but no one was up for pulling the bombshell for a chat as "no one fancied her" - even going as far as sitting on the terrace and "slating this girl" instead.

"So then the producers had to come up to the villa to speak to the lads and be like, 'Look, lads, you can't be talking like that. You've all got to go and make and effort with this girl'," the source continues.

They add how the boys had to go crack on with the unnamed girl "against their will" but "literally none of them fancied her".

The source alleges producers had to beg the male islanders to strike up a conversation with the female bombshell.

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A new Love Island star enters the villa on this evening's show ( ITV)

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This evening's episode of Love Island will see the daughter of I'm A Celebrity winner and motorcycling legend Carl Fogarty is heading into the villa

Claudia Fogarty will follow in the footsteps of her 57-year-old Superbike star father, Carl - who became a reality star by winning I’m A Celeb back in 2014 - by dipping her toe into the reality world.

ITV spoilers have revealed that the Islanders are finally treated to the steamy heart-rate challenge on the ITV2 reality show tonight - before Claudia's big entrance. - ChatGPT autoblogging and content curation plugin for WordPress