How much alcohol Love Island stars are allowed to drink in the villa
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Sun, romance and some fabulous bikini choices is exactly what we’re after when watching reality TV, and there’s only one show the British public are thinking of.
Of course, it’s Love Island!
We’ve seen some amazing couples walk out of the Villa throughout the years and it hasn’t disappointed us yet.
As the All Stars edition has just begun, we’re all gearing up to watch fan-favourites try their hand at a second-change to find love.
With returning singletons such as Georgia Harrison, Toby Aromolaran, Kaz Kamwi, Georgia Steel and Jake Cornish - who abruptly left after just three days - it’s going to be fun.
But when it seems as though all the loved-up cast do is sit around with glasses of champagne in their hands, it leads viewers to wonder how much are they boozing during the eight-week stay?
However, former contestant, Amy Hart, spoke about the realities of filming the series.
The 2019 cast member revealed that Love Island contestants can drink on the show, but they are limited to two glasses per day.
The type of beverage is also something that has to be considered also.
She told The Sun: “So it's definitely one drink in the night and you have to order it in the afternoon. You can have like white wine, red wine, beer.
“I think for every one glass of wine you can get two beers because they are little cans. That was it. There was no spirits or anything. You could have a glass of prosecco actually. But it's like Spanish prosecco.
“It's one drink and if it's a particularly long night you get a second drink.”
This revelation was also backed up in 2016 by a spokesperson from the show who spoke to The Metro and shared: “We provide our islanders with all of the necessary precautionary measures and all alcohol consumption is strictly monitored by our production team.”
So, it leaves a little mystery about what is inside of their glasses throughout the day. Perhaps a Capri Sun?
However, 2018’s Dr Alex revealed that, while he was in the Villa, contestants were only allowed to drink 'four small cans of beer and that was it'.
He added: "That was the maximum allowance of alcohol, which wasn't a lot.
"I mean you certainly weren't getting drunk off that – but they were very, very strict on that."
The doctor said it's 'so important' that TV shows such as Love Island and others reflect 'safe practices when it comes to drinking'.
"Talking more broadly I think we need to stop glorifying alcohol. Particularly at university glorifying alcohol consumption.
"The risk of death goes up drastically while you’re drunk, the risk of mental health illnesses rises in a relatively linear fashion with the amount of units you drink each week," he explained.
Just like alcohol consumption, Love Islanders also have rules about smoking too.
If you’ve been a fan of the show since the beginning, you’ll remember how commonplace it was to watch the puff away, however, it was all changed after ITV placed a restriction on when and where they can smoke.
The Metro reported that from 2019 onwards, cast members are still able to smoke, but they have to do it away from the cameras and Villa in their own ‘designated smoking area’.
They also aren’t allowed to socially smoke in groups, be it through vaping or cigarette use to discourage the practice.
There you have it!