If you aren’t watching the hot mess that is Love Island and following every second of it, we’re going to need to talk. The world is a painful place – one filled with a lot of bullshit – so allowing yourself trash television to watch is a God given right.
At least that’s how we feel.
But the truth is, when it comes right down to it, we don’t want to know the rules. We don’t want all the contestant’s spilling the shit that makes us think differently about any show. Well, unless it’s toxic things – spill that tea so that people can be held accountable. We don’t stan toxicity.
Though we know that people drink (okay, a lot of them, but not all) on reality television shows, we don’t want to know how much. And yet here we are, with the knowledge of how much production allows contestants on Love Island to drink.
The answer? Well, first you should know that in an article by The Daily Mail, it says that, “all food and drink in the villa bought by the show’s producers and closely monitored.”
And that means that even though we think that a lot of the drama comes from alcohol infused drama, we’d be very wrong.
Contestants aren’t allowed more than 2 drinks a night. Yes, TWO. And according to former contestant, Liana Isadora Van-Riel, it is, “Either wine or beer, no spirits.”
We get that it’s because the contestants are there to find love and production doesn’t want them to do things that they will regret.
And while we respect that, we’re also going to have to admit that we know that things are going on that people regret sober.
“‘They don’t want people doing stuff driven by alcohol and the next day waking up and being like: ”Oh I don’t actually like him, the reason I snogged him is because I was drunk.” It’s not that kind of show,” said 2017 contestant Olivia Attwood when she was on Call Her Daddy.
Well, there we go. But if they are really only getting two drinks, some people are real lightweights. That’s all we’ll say.