Eric BlairJune 10th

We may finally know the official reason Love Island takes a mysterious break every Saturday, thanks to a former contestant.

During an appearance with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning, the winner of series three, Kem Cetinay revealed what goes on in the 24 hours we don’t get to see.

Kem told Holly and Phil: "When you're in there you get one day off, you get one day off a week.

"It gives them a day to clean the villa and you take your mics off and normally we go to the beach and we just chill out, not a lot of people know this."


So, I know what you’re thinking - we’re missing out on a whole day’s worth of beach action and all the potential developments that accompany it! Well, it seems that Holly and Phil were equally shocked as Kem’s revelation was met with gasps from the pair. 

But, we may not be missing out on as much as you’d think as Kem explained: "When you take your mics off you're not allowed to talk about anything to do with the show or the couples, you've got to talk about home life.”

Quick off the mark, Phil asked: “But can you sit with someone you like that maybe you're not with in the show?”


Kim responded: "You’re being watched by an eagle hawk, by the producers, because they don't want you to talk about what's going on.

“You can all sit and chat but they're quite careful about what you talk about because they want to keep it so everyone at home can see it and they can get it on video.

“But at the same time it's their day to clean the villa, get everything done, give you a day off and your time to relax.”

Still shocked, Holly and Phil said they weren't sure how to feel about missing out on a whole day of action - but the contestants have got to have some time away from it surely? This ain’t Big Brother. 

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