The reason why Love island isn’t filmed on Saturdays will surprise you

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  • Love Island is back on our screens, meaning that around 3 million of us now have no social lives whatsoever, instead living our best lives through this year’s islanders.

    From following the ever growing love triangle-turned-square around Molly Mae to analysing the Love Island rules to see why Sherif Lanre was axed this week for violating a guideline, it’s safe to say that the ITV2 show is consuming our lives.

    Well, almost, with the show giving us a day off on Saturday to do all our socialising.

    But why? Well, the answer might actually surprise you.


    While it was thought that the show didn’t air on Saturdays due to scheduling conflicts, it actually turns out that it’s a decision by producers to give islanders a day off.

    Yes, the islanders get Saturdays off!

    During a recent appearance on This Morning, former islander Kem Cetinay made the revelation, going on to explain how they pass the time.


    ‘They get one day off a week,’ Kem explained to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. ‘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.’

    He continued: ‘Not a lot of people know this. What happens is when you take your mics off, you’re not allowed to talk about anything to do with the show. ‘You’ve got to talk about home life. You’re being watched by an evil hawk, by the producers because they don’t want you to talk about what’s going on.

    ‘You can all sit and chat but they are quite careful about what you talk about because they want to keep it so everyone at home can see and get it on video. It’s more a day off from all the intense games, all the intense dates, deciding who you like and don’t like.’

    Well, our minds are blown.

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