Love Island chaos as branded condoms and water bottles go missing

Love Island host Maya Jama credit:Bang Showbiz
Love Island host Maya Jama credit:Bang Showbiz

'Love Island' bosses are scrambling to buy branded condoms and water bottles after a cargo shipment went missing at sea.

The items were due to be used by contestants in the 'Love Island' villa for the winter series in South Africa but show bosses are frantically rushing to replace them after the cargo ship never made it to the harbour in Cape Town.

A source told The Mirror: "It’s a logistical nightmare. Everything should have arrived days ago.

"They are missing essential camera equipment, all the iconic neon pink stash the islanders use, and the 'Love Island' condoms and sexy lingerie that was destined for the hideaway retreat.

"They have stocked up on alternative condoms to make sure everyone is safe in the meantime."

Meanwhile, presenter Maya Jama, 28, recently revealed she would love to see former contestant Theo Campbell return to the show.

She told Radio Times: ""Theo [Campbell]! I found him hilarious. That line about 'leave with them' – it was that. We were all feeling it and Theo actually said it. You need that honesty sometimes!"

Theo featured in the third series of the revived Love Island in 2018.

And, speaking about why now is the right time for her to host the show, Maya said: "Once you start doing TV, you meet a lot of producers through different shows, and the heads will be aware of talent. That’s weird to call yourself talent, isn’t it? I talk for a living. It’s not exactly tap dancing everywhere or performing a ballad.

"So I think I’ve always been in their eyeline, but I was super young when the presenter shifts were happening in the past. They knew about me but I was always a bit too young, and obviously, there were previous hosts anyway."