It looks like Love Island 2022 could be even better than 2016, now that producers have come to their senses and scrapped those revolting ‘food swapping’ challenges.
Who wants to see that? Nobody.
Who wants to see sex on camera? Everybody. Don’t lie.
This leads us nicely to our point about how this year’s Love Island will be just as good as the iconic, hot and sweaty 2016 series (remember the Alex Bowen, Olivia Buckland, Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde years?).
Over the years, we’ve seen many Love Island stars take the plunge and have sex on our screens. Remember Olivia Bowen and Alex Bowen getting frisky pretty much EVERY night in the 2016 series? The iconic Do Bits Society (helmed by Wes Nelson) in 2018? Former Islander Montana Brown even dished the dirt on all the ‘secret sex’ that goes on in the villa.
Honestly, some of the antics in the early series were absolutely WILD.
However, the show has become way more PG in recent years, with many couples choosing to abstain from getting frisky and waiting until they leave the villa. Ex on the Beach star Jess Impiazzi even warned the next batch of Islanders against having sex in the villa at all.
But it looks like things are about to change because producers have said that this year’s Islanders will be shown having sex after last year's drought. Unlike the food swapping challenges, foreplay and sex have not been banned from our screens and producers will reportedly assess each intimate moment on a case-by-case basis.
Interestingly, there wasn’t actually any flat-out sex ban in the editing room last year because according to producers, it was purely coincidental. One producer told the Mail Online, "If something happens, we are cutting it overnight so until you see something it is hard to make a judgment and you just have to go with what is right.
"The show does get it right, it's suggestive and funny, music is a massive thing, and we will continue to do that but until we see it it's difficult to tell and it depends on who it is."
Nevertheless, we’re glad the producers know what this revved up British public want from series 8, after last year’s family show
Producers are clearly gearing up for some sort of sexual showdown, as according to the Mirror, the new Love Island villa has been stocked up with ‘bucket loads’ of condoms in preparation for the new series launching next Monday.
Protection will apparently be available in almost every room of the Mallorca villa, should the moment arise.
Similar to last year, it’s been reported that bosses are not taking any chances and will require contestants to take and STD test before entering the villa.
Former Love Island star Marcel Somerville explained that himself and his fellow co-stars were screened for sexually transmitted diseases.
CHECK OUT: Love Island's most dramatic love triangles
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Lucie Donlan, Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague (series five)
When boxer Tommy Fury entered the villa with Curtis Pritchard, Lucie Donlan seemed to fancy him a bit. Then, when the blonde bombshell that is Molly-Mae Hague entered and took Tommy on a date, Lucie realised that she fancied him a lot. Unfortunately Molly-Mae was Tommy's preferred blonde and they're still together to this day. Seems like he made the right choice.
Tommy Fury, Lucie Donlan and Joe Garratt (series five)
Even before Molly-Mae Hague entered the villa, Lucie Donlan found herself in another love triangle, caught between Tommy Fury and Joe Garratt. After Joe chose her in the recoupling and became pretty possessive, Lucie made it clear that she was keeping her options open and that Tommy was one of those options.
Jourdan Riane, Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart (series five)
While Amy Hart was in Casa Amor telling Molly-Mae Hague that she loved Curtis Pritchard, he was busy cracking on with bombshell Jourdan Riane back in the main villa. Although Curtis ultimately chose to stay loyal to Amy (when Jourdan rejected him), the damage was already done and the two soon went their separate ways but not before Amy uttered the now infamous line, "I was coming back here to tell you I love you."
Rebecca Gormley, Luke Trotman and Siânnise Fudge (series six)
After Rebecca Gormley swiped Luke Trotman from Siânnise Fudge in a previous recoupling, a love triangle was born with both girls fighting to keep him. Eventually Luke put the matter to rest by choosing Siânnise and they went on to be the series runners-up.
Laura Anderson, Wes Nelson and Megan Barton-Hanson (series four)
Despite being in a couple with Eyal Booker, during a game of Snog, Marry, Pie, Megan Barton Hanson decided to make a play for Wes Nelson. Wes, who was in a couple with Laura Anderson at the time, decided to snog her back and the pair eventually coupled up much to Laura's dismay. Although the pair ended up dating after the show, Laura got the last laugh after coming in second with Paul Knops whilst Megan and Wes only came in fourth.
Yewande Biala, Danny Williams and Arabella Chi (series five)
Almost immediately after asking Yewande Biala to show him more affection, Danny Williams started flirting with Arabella Chi and ultimately chose to recouple with her (the out-going model) instead of Yewande (the shy scientist). How predictable. But, as Yewande told Danny, "What goes around, comes around," as he found out when he and Arabella were booted out of the villa soon after.
Amber Gill, Michael Griffiths and Joanna Chimonides (series five)
Amber Gill and Michael Griffiths originally seemed like the perfect couple until Casa Amor struck yet again and Michael's head was turned by bombshell Joanna Chimondes. The nation's outrage at his decision was confirmed when Amber later won the series despite having only known Greg O'Shea for a few days.
Dom Lever, Jess Shears and Montana Brown (series three)
By the second day in series three, we already had our first love triangle after Jess Shears snogged Dom Lever during a challenge, despite the fact that he was coupled up with Montana Brown. Dom eventually realised that Jess was more his type leaving Montana fuming but, it seems that he made the right choice since Jess and Dom are still together to this day.
Ovie Soko, Anna Vakili and Jordan Hames (series five)
After heading to Casa Amor, Anna Vakili's head was turned by basketball player Ovie Soko, leaving her former partner Jordan Hames single. But, once back in the villa, Anna couldn't seem to make up her mind between her two love interests and flitted between the two. Eventually, after a fight with Ovie, Jordan and Anna shared a steamy smooch on the balcony and got back together.
Kaz Crossley, Josh Denzel and Georgia Steel (series four)
Georgia Steel and Josh Denzel seemed to hitting it off until Josh headed to Casa Amor and returned in a couple with Kaz Crossley. Ever "loyal" Georgia proceeded to tell Josh he'd "f--ked it" and later coupled up with Sam Bird.
Malin Andersson, Terry Walsh and Emma-Jane Woodhams (series two)
Malin Andersson and Terry Walsh were an unlikely couple but seemed to make it work. In fact, when Malin got kicked out of the villa, Terry nearly left with her but ultimately decided to stay whilst promising that he wasn't looking for love. However, as soon as Emma-Jane Woodhams arrived, his tune changed completely and the two were soon having sex on top of the covers. And who could forget that showdown that we got between Terry and Malin later. Iconic.
Molly-Mae Hague, Tommy Fury and Maura Higgins (series five)
When Maura Higgins entered the villa, she immediately set her sights on Tommy Fury despite the fact that he was already in a couple with Molly-Mae Hague. Tommy was clearly torn between the two for a while but eventually decided to stay with Molly-Mae and the rest, as they say, is history.
Sam Gowland, Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood (series three)
After initially being paired with Sam Gowland, Olivia Attwood's head was soon turned by late-entry Chris Hughes much to Sam's dismay. Liv and Chris eventually coupled up and after MANY bumps in the road, came in third place together.
Zara McDermott, Adam Collard and Rosie Williams (series four)
Adam Collard flitted between women during his short-lived stint on Love Island from Kendall Rae Knight to Rosie Williams, then to Zara McDermott, much to Rosie's dismay. Adam was slammed on social media for his treatment of Rosie but managed to slightly redeem himself by making a go of things outside the villa with Zara, however the real-world romance was short-lived.
Speaking about having sex in the villa, he told the earlier publication, "It's definitely down to the cast members.
"If you do want to do it then by all means do it. The show provides the necessary protection, so just be safe.
"The show does do strict testing beforehand just to make sure that everyone going on there is clean. They do quite a few tests to make sure you're clean and safe."
Do Bits Society founder turned chart topper Wes Nelson has also revealed that he has no regrets having sex in the villa and have urged contestants to just "do you".
Speaking to FUBAR Radio before the return of Love Island, the 23-year-old said, "I did it and I was fine! This is the thing. People can say, 'Don’t do this. Don’t do that!' There are no dos or don’ts. Just do you. It’s literally that simple."
He added, "Like people sometimes think, they get it confused with, ‘Oh, I can go on Love Island and get this career after’ and this, that and the other.
"And nine times out of ten, they’re the people that come out within a week because they’ve got this game plan and people see straight through it."