Ahead of Love Island’s launch, former contestant Laura Anderson revealed there was a “sneaky exit door” in the show’s villa that allows islanders to talk to producers.
The series four runner-up told Closer (via The Mirror) about the villa’s secret function that is never mentioned on camera, saying there’s a two-way pantry in the kitchen that serves as a door to producers to lure islanders for secret conversations.
“If you see someone coming out of the ‘pantry’, there’s probably some drama to come!” she says.
Regarding other behind-the-scenes facts, the 32-year-old added that the large wooden front door to the villa is actually left open all night and the islanders are not filmed on time. lunch, because that’s when the cameramen take a break.
During the break from filming, the new couples and arguing islanders are separated from the rest of the group to ensure the cameras don’t miss any of the action, she revealed.
Anderson also said contestants get four half days off during the eight-week filming period, during which the boys and girls are separated.
“A group would go to the detention villa where we would take off our microphones and laze around the pool with our chaperones,” she said, adding that they would be treated to “amazing” takeaways.
The former flight attendant Anderson finished second in the 2018 series of Love Island with Paul Knops, before Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham were crowned winners of the season.
ITV recently announced the full Love Island 2021 contestants, who will enter the reality villa next Monday.