The winner of Love Island 2017, Kem Cetinay, has revealed why the TV show doesn't air on a Saturday each week, after recent outbursts on Twitter from fans that they hate not watching it on a weekend.
Speaking on day time TV show This Morning, the former champion revealed how the contestants on the show get a day off each week so cleaners can come in and, well, clean the place I guess?
On their day off, the hopeful romantics are whisked off to a beach where they get to spend the day chilling out and chatting. But they are watched by hawk-eye producers for the entire time.
Kem told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that the contestants don't have to wear their microphones during their chilled out times, but are closely listened to in order to keep the chat anything but Love Island-related.
This, however, is probably so couples in the villa can't conspire and influence things without producers around. Because, at the end of the day, the producers are the real puppet masters. But we won't go too deep into that.
Love island still don’t air on Saturdays after all these years? Childish behaviour— Jack (@1jacksimpson) June 7, 2019
Now what I don’t get is why is there no love island on a Saturday night? Doesn’t that mean we miss out on a whole day? Shouldn’t that mean that Sunday’s episode should be two hours long to cover both days? ??♀️ #loveisland— L I L Y ?? (@Lilypeacockx) June 7, 2019
Wait... did I just hear... love island unseen bits??? As in they’ve gotten rid of the pointless Saturday night show and given us what we wanted ????? Wow, the government could never— MariaJ? (@mariajblogs) June 7, 2019
The current series kicked off last week and already has the nation talking on social media, with the likes of Manchester lad Tommy Fury bouncing around the villa and surfer Lucie Donlan coupling up with sandwich makers from Essex. There are other people in there, too, if you look closely.
You can watch Kem's interview and read more about the contestant's chilled days off from filming here, and catch the show every night (except Saturday) on ITV2 at 9pm.