Proof that Love Island may be scripted has emerged following a controversial kiss between Georgia and Jack.
New footage shows that the kiss, which has garnered a lot of air time in the house, was shot multiple times, raising the possibility that contestants are told what to do.
Love Island has become a television sensation of late with the launch show this year the highest rating programme at 9pm across all digital channels, with 2.9 million viewers and 16.4 per cent share, peaking with 3.4 million viewers.
It has outshone reality TV dramas such as Made in Chelsea and The Only Way is Essex, but where the aforementioned shows are notably scripted, Love Island has always claimed to have a more authentic approach.
But that has been cast into doubt lately after proof emerged that several shots are taken of key moments.
Georgia and Jack’s kiss was fake? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US? #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/QIvEdA7lgy
— The Tab (@TheTab) July 10, 2018
The revelation comes after former Love Island star Tyla Carr made claims that parts of the show are staged by producers who direct the contestants on how to behave.
The 25-year-old model, who appeared in last year’s series, revealed that key scenes are often reshot and contestants were guided to discuss particular topics.
“What viewers don’t see is there is always a producer on site; they don’t live in the villa with us but someone generally comes in every hour to have a chat,” Carr said.
“They tell you what they want you to talk about, and who with. You have to tell the producers on site if you are planning to have an important chat or do something, so they make sure the microphones pick it up and the cameras get it. If you forget, they would call you in and ask you to film it again.”