As the Love Island finale approaches and coupled-up Islanders are getting closer, fans have started to wonder why they’re aren’t many people in the ‘Do Bits Society’ this year. Now, former contestant Amy Hart has revealed why nobody seems to be having sex.
"No one wants to have sex as it's a family show now," Hart - who left the villa after being dumped by half-boyfriend Curtis Pritchard - told The Sun.
"It used to be more niche, but my 73-year-old nan and grandad are obsessed with it."
While Hart reckons the Islanders aren’t getting up to much under the sheets, an insider told the same publication that there are “a few couples having sex in the villa” but the footage has been purposefully kept out of the nightly one-hour edits.
“Bosses are worried about upsetting them and fear ruining their lives,” they explained. "Everyone is being extra careful about how they will deal with the aftermath if their sex scenes are shown.”
“Many go on to regret having sex on camera because of how they're viewed by the public and their employers.”
The source went on to say that most of this year’s participants said “they’re not comfortable with their sex scenes being broadcast” so “if it happens, it’s alluded to in the commentary by Iain Stirling rather than explicitly shown.”
They also said that it’s unlikely viewers will ever see sex scenes on the show again.
Following the deaths of former Islanders Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, ITV and Love Island producers laid out a new mental health manifesto to ensure contestants’ wellbeing.
During their time on the show, those taking part are now offered psychological support and counselling sessions, social media training, financial management and aftercare to help them readjust to the outside world again.