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23/05/2018 13:25 BST | Updated 23/05/2018 16:24 BST

‘Love Island’ Bosses Confirm Villa And Garden Will Be Smoke-Free For New Series

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ITV has confirmed there’s one thing we’ll be seeing a lot less of when ‘Love Island’ returns next month, revealing this year’s contestants will be banned from smoking inside the villa and garden.

Many of last year’s Islanders were smokers and their seemingly-constant cigarette habits caused over 50% of the Ofcom complaints made about the show.

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There'll be no more poolside cigarette breaks

To combat this, there will be a strict no smoking rule in place and HuffPost UK has learnt that the Islanders will only be able to light up in a designated area outside of the villa.

Islanders will only be able to smoke alone so nothing too interesting, or worthy of broadcast, will take place in the area (though bosses will be setting up a single camera just in case).

Issued on Wednesday (23 May), a statement from ITV confirmed: “There will be no smoking within the ‘Love Island’ villa or the main villa garden this year.”

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Many Ofcom complaints were made about the Islanders' habits last year

Meanwhile, ITV has also confirmed when ‘Love Island’ will be back on our screens, and let’s just say there is not long to wait.  

During a recent appearance on ‘BUILD’, ‘Love Island’ host Caroline Flack and narrator Iain Stirling also addressed many of the rumours that have been circulating ahead of the show’s return.

While the pair confirmed it will be the longest series yet, they shot down a number of other claims, including talk of two villas.

The 'Love Island' Villa