Love Island's Kem Cetinay Reveals What Contestants Get Up To On Their Day Off From Filming

But the Islanders are still heavily monitored even when the cameras aren't rolling.

As distraught Love Island viewers were reminded on Saturday night, the show has a night off once a week, which also means the contestants are given a day-long break from filming.

During an appearance on Monday’s This Morning, 2017 winner Kem Cetinay lifted the lid on what the Islanders get up to during their days off, revealing it usually involves a trip to the beach.

“What happens is, 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,” Kem explained to presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

However, it’s not quite as relaxing as it sounds, as even though the Islanders are not being filmed, they’re still heavily monitored by producers, to stop them discussing anything that could be saved for when the cameras are rolling.

Kem Cetinay
Kem Cetinay
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He continued: “Not a lot of people know this. What happens is when you take your mics off, you’re not allowed to talk about anything to do with the show.

“You’ve got to talk about home life. You’re being watched by an evil hawk, by the producers because they don’t want you to talk about what’s going on.”

Kem also dismissed the suggestions that contestants could use the time to develop their romances in private, adding: “You can all sit and chat but they are quite careful about what you talk about because they want to keep it so everyone at home can see and get it on video.

“It’s more a day off from all the intense games, all the intense dates, deciding who you like and don’t like.”

Danny Williams is the most recent addition to the Love Island villa
Danny Williams is the most recent addition to the Love Island villa

The fifth series of Love Island is now in full swing, with one Islander already having been booted out of the villa, and two further bombshell arrivals making late entrances.

Model Danny Williams joined the show over the weekend, and went straight for Yewande Biala, taking the scientist on a date on his first day in the villa.

Love Island airs on Sunday through Friday nights at 9pm on ITV2, while This Morning is on every weekday on ITV from 10.30am.

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