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.
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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.
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."