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Ex-Love Islander Explains How The Contestants Get Fed

Amelia Ward

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Ex-Love Islander Explains How The Contestants Get Fed

A former Love Island contestant has revealed what happens at meal times while in the villa. Watch her explain below:


The ITV2 reality show has returned this year with a villa-full of young singles hoping to find love (or a teeth whitening strip deal) in Majorca over the summer.

But as is the case with most reality TV, it's difficult to know how much of what we see is scripted and it's always interesting to hear about what goes on behind the scenes.

Georgia Harrison, who was on TOWIE first, then appeared on Love Island in 2017, has been answering fans questions on TikTok, explaining some of the lesser known facts of the filming of the show.

One follower asked her: "Do you have a chef on Love Island for meal time?"

Georgia Harrison on Love Island in 2017. Credit: ITV
Georgia Harrison on Love Island in 2017. Credit: ITV

Georgia said: "So there is a catering team, but it's not like they come in and do the teppanyaki, throw a prawn in your mouth sort of chef s**t.

"They sort of put it through the larder, sometimes you see people going into the larder. They'll put all the food ready cooked in there and then they'll shut the door and it gets taken out of the kitchen.

"The food's always amazing but there are so many wasps in the villa, the second the food is in the kitchen it's every man for himself."

People love hearing about how reality shows are made, and thanks to TikTok, former contestants have a way to keep followers on social media interested in them - by giving away all the secrets.

Earlier this year, a former contestant of The Apprentice has revealed what it's actually like to be on the show.

Lottie Lion, who appeared in the 2019 series of The Apprentice, has opened up on TikTok, but has admitted her reveal might get her 'into so much trouble'.

Lion kicks off by telling her followers that Lord Alan Sugar's little quips and jokes aren't off-the-cuff - they're scripted and he actually has a list of them written down that he ticks off as he goes along.

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

I feel robbed, to be honest.

Viewers of the show will know that each team is shadowed by either Karen Brady or Claude Littner, but while it might seem as though their eyes are on contestants the whole time, Lion says: "Karen and Claude are only following you about 30 percent of the time.

"But it's always when you mess up, because the pressure of them being there puts you on edge." Seems fair enough to me.

Lion also claims that any sales you make off-camera are not included in the totals.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: TV and Film, Interesting, Love Island

Amelia Ward
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