Is Love Island scripted? | The Sun

LOVE Island has long been a huge hit for ITV2, and has millions of viewers tuning in every summer.

However over the years some fans are questioning if the the reality show is staged, and is in fact scripted.

Is Love Island scripted?

Sometimes the goings on in the Love Island villa seem too good to be true.

This has caused some viewers to question whether the show is scripted.

But producers for ITV2 reality series have vehemently denied that any part of the show is fake.

A statement from ITV obtained by Metro said: "As anyone who watches the show regularly would know, Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements that are reflective of what’s happening in the villa, and is a fair and accurate representation of villa life.

"It is absolutely untrue to suggest that Love Island is fake, staged or scripted.

"The opinions they have and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves."

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What have past Islanders said about Love Island? 

As you might expect, some of the show's former stars have been grilled over whether or not they were acting all along. 

Georgia Townend, a bombshell from series 2021, denied that the show was scripted. 

The marketing exec took to Instagram to tell all after she left the villa. 

Asked by a fan if the islanders are told what to say, Georgia simply said: “No, the show is not scripted.”

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“We’re not performers or actresses so we wouldn’t be able to deliver lines.”

But other past islanders have dropped hints that they might not be fully in control. 

Molly-Mae Hague, an influencer who appeared on 2019’s show, accused the producers of asking her to spread gossip around the villa. 

She said the producers persuaded her that she should tell the other girls that Belle Hassan’s partner Anton Danyluk had been flirting with a shop assistant. 

Speaking to CloserOnline, Molly said that “sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do… for the storyline”. 

Sophie Piper, who appeared on 2020’s winter series and is the younger sister of popstar Rochelle Humes, appeared to back up Molly-Mae’s story. 

In an interview with Grazia, the Medical PA said that the producers would try and steer contestants into making certain choices, but added the caveat that she didn’t think the show was “massively staged”. 

2017 star Tyla Carr went one step further, and accused producers of regularly asking for reshoots of important moments. 

Love Island has always denied that they try to influence the decisions that islanders make, but do acknowledge that the show is a “combination of reality and produced elements”. 

Is Love Island live? 

Apart from the final, Love Island isn’t aired live. 

There are also no live feeds into the villa. 

This means that producers have to condense a day’s worth of footage intoone hour long episode, leaving some fans wondering what they choose to leave out – and why. 

It’s inevitable that some scenes will end up on the cutting room floor, but some past contestants have argued that the edit they received was less than flattering. 

Jonny Mitchell, who appeared in 2017 (and was coupled up with Tyla Carr), said that he was depicted as a “snake” on his season. 

He told Sky News in 2019: “The way they edited the show was completely unfair.

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“I got portrayed very badly in Love Island.” 

Season 7’s finale is set to air on August 23, 2021, on ITV2. 

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