ITV bosses are taking extreme measures...
The season of Love Island is very nearly upon us (YAS!) – which means we’re about to witness a lot of graftin’, muggin’ off and probably a fair share of sex.
Yup, the ITV2 show is definitely not something you want to be watching with your grandparents as we’ve previously seen winners Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde, and Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay all get naughty underneath the sheets.
But while Love Island bosses are sure to lay on hundreds of condoms for the singletons, it’s been revealed that they’ll also have pass an STI test before they step foot in the villa.
‘Love Island is a hot-bed of passion – as we’ve seen,’ a source said.
‘Bosses want contestants to get it on because it makes great TV and sends ratings soaring. But the last thing they want is one unknowingly spreading an STI around the villa.’
Speaking to the Sun, the insider explained: ‘Contestants aren’t chosen for their dedication to celibacy, so it’s possible one could have picked something up.
‘Bosses are doing the responsible thing by making sure everyone who goes in has a clean bill of health.’
And a rep for the show has also confirmed the report, with a spokesperson adding: ‘All of the islanders have STD tests before entering the villa’. Well, that settles that.
The news comes after ITV bosses revealed the incredible Love Island line-up for this year – which includes Danny Dyer‘s daughter, Dani as well as an actual doctor.
But as the latest batch of reality TV hopefuls jet off to Spain, it turns out they won’t exactly be raking in mega money during their time in the villa.
This year’s contestants will be paid just £2.80 an hour to appear on the hit reality show, which adds up to getting £200 per week.
Well, we’re not too worried for the Islanders’ bank balances, because if they’re anything like the last batch of stars they’ll be raking in the cash from public appearances, Instagram promos and fashion deals as soon as they leave the villa.