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