Love Island Producers Accused Of Staging 'Ghost Edit' Of Luca And Gemma Ahead Of The Final
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With just under a week to go until the Love Island final, the remaining six couples are ticking off relationship milestones in record time as they prepare for the next public vote.
Yes, the drama is starting to fizzle out and the only bombshells to be seen are the islanders' hasty declarations of love for one another after just eight weeks of 'cracking on'.
But as the public gets ready to vote for their favourite couple on the ITV series one last time, are certain couples getting a better edit than others?
Ever since Gemma and Luca first coupled up, they had been a solid pair in the villa and haven't once risked being dumped from the island.
Although everyone has made it clear to Luca that he probably likes Gemma more than she likes him, the couple are clearly a match.
But more recently, some fans have started to theorise that Gemma and Luca are appearing less and less on their TV screens, or receiving a 'ghost edit' from producers as the final looms.
Posting to Facebook fan group 'Love Island Banter 2022', one suspicious user laid it all out on the table for their fellow fans.
They complained: "It's the last week of the show, and a crucial stage in the game. Somehow all the focus and screen time has been given to Davide and Ekin Su. In contrast, Luca and Gemma are being phased out and given very minimal airtime or what we call a 'ghost edit.'
"This level of producer interference is grossly unfair and frankly sabotage, especially at such a crucial stage in the game. The producers are showing very blatant favouritism towards Davide and Ekin Su. Even on their social media pages, their posts and captions are all about Ekin and Davide."
The furious fan goes on to accuse Love Island bosses of 'pandering to the popular couple to please their fan base at the expense of others'.
They continue: "If you're going to conduct a game show, then level the playing field and give every contestant a fair fighting chance to win. Don't skew narratives to favour certain couples while making sure another couple who poses a threat is relegated.
"Now everyone is calling Luca and Gemma boring as a way of discrediting them from whining thanks to editing because we don't see their fun side since it's edited out. Also giving them limited screen time turns people off them because to the audience 'out of sight is out of mind'.
"Meanwhile. every moment between Davide and Ekin is shoved down our throats. And since they take up a large amount of screen time, they're gaining more and more fans daily."
Tyla has approached ITV for a comment on this fan theory.
The television company has made it clear in previous statements that it's impossible for Love Island producers to show all 24 hours of what goes on in the villa in a one hour show.
Could Gemma and Luca get back in the running for the Love Island final? Or will Davide and Ekin-Su take the win?
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVHub.