Love Island rules: Everything that could get contestants REMOVED from the villa 😱

And who's broken them?

What are the Love Island rules?

by Carl Smith |

Love Island 2021 is just around the corner, and with ITV confirming the series would be taking place in it's spiritual home, Mallorca, we're looking forward to a summer of normality.

But it's worth remembering that Love Island is a game, and like any game, there are rules to follow. There's been a number of notable instances of Islanders breaking them (remember when Malia Arkain was ejected just minutes after arriving for PUNCHING Kady McDermott?), but what exactly are they?

So, what exactly does it take to break Love Island rules:

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According to 2017 contestant Kem Cetinay, contestants are allowed one small glass of wine or beer a night with dinner.Being drunk's an absolute no-no, so sex while intoxicated is obviously against the rules too.

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No solo sex acts are allowed in the villa, though obviously allowed to get jiggy with their partner.

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Contestants cannot be naked in front of other islanders, since the villa is technically a public space.

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The islanders are given snazzy phones from their sponsor, Samsung (what else would they get their texts on?); but anyone sneaking their own mobile phone into the villa would risk being removed.Same goes for books and magazines, too.

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This could cover homophobic, racist or aggressive language and is quite the broad rule. Inappropriate behaviour is again at producers' discretion, and would include violence and sexual harassment.

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Any Islanders who are rude to crew could run the risk of being booted off the show, and contestants must NOT take their mic packs off unless instructed to.

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Simple. Contestants must obey the rule book they're provided with; which includes information on safe sex, consent and how to know if you're following the guidelines.

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Cast your minds back to 2019 and you'll remember original Islander Sherif Lanre was booted off the show very early on.

Despite no further details initially being provided from ITV or Sherif around the reason for his removal, a spokesperson for the show explained, "After breaking the villa rules Sherif had conversations with the producers and it was mutually agreed that he would leave the Love Island villa."

He later said on heat's Under the Duvet, "It would be a bit tricky for ITV to explain something like that. It was better coming from me. I think they should have done something, I don't know what it would have been but I don't think their method of handling things would have been best for me or them in the long run.

"I'm glad I came out and told my story."

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