Kem Cetinay has revealed a huge secret about Love Island, and our minds are officially blown.
The reality star, who won the 2018 series with his now ex-girlfriend Amber Davies, has admitted that contestants are given Fridays off every week during their time in the villa.
Every Friday, Islanders are given a break from filming, and allowed to head off to the beach without being followed by cameras.
This explains why the show is replaced by Love Island: Unseen Bits on Saturday nights, which is made up of never-before-seen clips from throughout the week.
Speaking on This Morning, Kem said: “Twitter was going mad because there was no Love Island on Saturday, so of course I know why.”
“When you’re in there, they give you one day off, so you get one day a week – it gives them a day to clean the whole villa, you take your mics off and normally we go to the beach and we just chill out. Not a lot of people know this.”
A shocked Holly Willoughby said: “What, are you joking?”
Kem continued: “So what happens is when you take the microphone off you’re not allowed to talk about anything to do with the show or the couples, you have to talk about home life.”
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“And you’re being watched by an eagle hawk, by the producers, because they don’t want you to talk about what’s going on.”
Philip Schofield then asked: “Can you sit with someone you like who you’re maybe not with in the show?”
And Kem explained: “You can all sit and chat but they are careful with what you talk about because they want to keep it so everyone at home can see, and get it on video.”
“But at the same time it’s their day to clean the villa, get everything done and give you the day off, and your time to relax and not be so intensely in all the chat.”
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