Ah! So this is the spot where Love Island contestants are having a sneaky smoke
After last year's show, Love Island's producers decided to ban contestants from smoking on screen.
Hear, hear we say.
However, this year's batch are seemingly still have the odd sneaky cigarette... albeit with major restrictions in place (aside: Kendall Rae Knight has revealed since leaving the island that Eval Booker smoked the most).
I wonder where the secret location is for the islanders to smoke is.. previous love islanders have smoked liked chimneys and had decent chat in the smoking area #loveisland
— Lauren Brown (@Laurenb18xx) June 15, 2018
Speaking to OK! Online, a spokesperson for the series confirmed that there is no smoking "within the Love Island villa or villa garden".
so i'm watching clips from past seasons of love island and everyone's smoking and idk if no one on this season smokes or they just don't show it??
— cathal (@C47HAL) July 14, 2018
However, the spokesperson went on to state:
"Producers have provided a designated smoking area outside the villa, much as you would see at a workplace."
There is a twist too - they added: "Islanders will only be able to use the smoking area alone which will limit conversations."
The spokesperson furthermore revealed: "The area will be filmed with a camera so this could be broadcast, but the fact that the area will only be used by one person at a time will obviously limit the amount of conversation/action or activity that takes place and therefore subsequently broadcast."
I actually say to bring back the smoking area #loveisland
— Me (@RoyRoy20) July 14, 2018
Some fans have been lamenting 2018's lack of a 'smoke pit' - the location for much gossip last year and therefore some great footage.
Either none of them smoke or they can’t show them smoking but the smoke pit scenes were always the best 😫 #loveisland
— T (@TynaCK) June 16, 2018
However, with the show proving so popular with younger people, huge complaints were sparked over the amount of smoking that could be seen on screen.
So all-in-all, a very good decision in our books.