Love Island fever well and truly gripped the nation and we can't imagine our lives without it.
If you're still as intruiged as we are by what went on behind the scenes on the summer's hottest show, we have answers. We flew into the Love Island villa to find out all the cast secrets and here's what we know...
Did any of the cast try and leave the villa?
Islanders weren't allowed to step outside the front door unless they were heading on a date or actually leaving the villa but Laura admitted she left three times for "a breather" after Wes ditched her for Megan.
She told : "I walked out [in total on the show] three times. I walked out after the Wes pieing. I didn't sleep all night, and went to the Beach Hut, and smoked 20 cigarettes.
"I got a bit overwhelmed and was like, 'I've had enough'. So everyone who had originally started on the show, we were all getting [this is] a little bit too much.
"You need to take a minute outside to not be filmed. I didn't run down the drive! It's taking a breather. Obviously you need to film stuff altogether, which you can't if you're out at the front of the villa. Lots of people don’t want to cry in front of other people."
Are the cast still friends?
However, it seems that one former Islander isn't bothered about staying in touch and has already left the group.
Rosie added: "Yeah, she's left the group, I don't know why.”
That's not very loyal, is it, G?
Which moment was tweeted about the most?
Twitter recently revealed which moment was the most-discussed across its social media platform.
While there's been a fair few controversies (from Wes ditching Laura for Megan to *that* kiss between Georgia and Jack), the moment deemed the most controversial of the series was when Josh walked back from Casa Amor with Kaz on his arm, leaving Georgia single.
Need a refresher? Prepare to cringe inside...
Do the cast get beauty treatments?
Fans took to Twitter in their droves to comment on Dani Dyer's seemingly different hair colour in the final week.
As viewers may have noticed, Dani's hair appeared to transform from light brown to a deep brunette hue overnight.
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And it seems they were right. A spokesperson for ITV2 told GLAMOUR: "All the girls had hair and beauty treatments within the villa a few days ago. Dani’s hair is the main big difference."
Love Island podcast host, Arielle Free, also told us how the girls stay so preened, including the surprising person who cuts the girls' hair.
"Waxing, they fake tan a lot too as they don't want to sunbathe too much or burn. Laura was helping cut peoples’ hair (badly according to Kem’s well-trained eye). Sometimes they might be able to get their nails or hair done ahead of the final."
How much gets cut?
With the islanders being filmed 24 hours a day and just 40 minutes being aired on TV, there's unsurprisingly a lot we miss out on.
Speaking to about the moment Wes chose to couple up with Megan, leaving Alex single and heading home, he revealed, "Where I left, I've sort of watched it back and they showed Megan [Barton Hanson] being a little bit cold, Wes [Nelson] being a bit cold. What they didn't show was after that....Wes was in tears, Megan was in tears. And we were all sort of together.
"It was a very tough decision for Wes to make. Afterwards I went up to him and I said, 'Don't worry, don't let it get to you. I would have made the same decision. Just crack on with it.' He was a little bit in tears, and Megan was upset as well. I would have liked to have seen that go in.
"I've got no animosity... If they've found the perfect person for each other, crack on. I hope they do really well."
We like Meg and Wes even more after reading that, and think Jack and Dani could well have competition for the winning couple...
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Is Love Island Staged?
With all the drama, it makes you wonder - how much of it is staged? This week, fans have been taking to social media to discuss just how fixed they're convinced the show is.
Personal Trainer Jack Fowler (aka 'New Jack') and surfing cool-girl Laura Crane have been 'smittened' since she entered, but after spotting a David Lloyd gym ad, fans are convinced the two knew each other before entering the villa.
The shot shows Jack working out next to two women, one of whom looks suspiciously like his new flame.
Needless to say, fans are not happy at the prospect of the fitness enthusiasts already knowing each other pre-romance.
According to , a source close to Laura has said this is simply a lookalike, and it may be that we're eager to spot another secret after the news that two other islanders worked together prior to the show. To be sure, we reached out to show bosses, who confirmed that it is indeed a lookalike - fans are really invested in this theory, aren't they?!
A few weeks ago, it was unearthed that Megan and new girl, Alex, were in a raunchy music video for grime rapper Giggs together last year and even posed for pictures together on social media.
Viewers took to Twitter in their droves to comment: '@LoveIsland how come Megan didn’t let on that she already knew Alexandra ? Makes me think it’s all a fix ?? #LoveIsIand #fakeisland #scripted?
'So Megan & Alexandra know each other but I haven't even seen them talk to each other yet #LoveIsland'; 'Is Megan really pretending she don’t know Alexandra? #LoveIsland'
'Why is Alexandra pretending she doesn’t already know Megan?".
One eagle-eyed fan also recently took to Twitter to claim they believe the show is staged, all because of these two clips of Georgia.
Viewers were convinced the kiss between Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler was staged - and if you look closely, you'll see what they mean.
The footage, which was shown from varying angles on the spin-off show, Aftersun, showed a missing bottle of champagne in the two differing shots, leading viewers to believe it was re-shot.
And now, Georgia has admitted that the shot WAS filmed twice, revealing to : "There was so much going on in the day I didn’t really know what was going on at that time I just kind of do what I wanna do and they get different angles.
"I honestly don’t remember. I have no idea because there’s so much going on then I’m just focusing on how many times I’ve gotta do whatever I’ve gotta do. Was it more than twice? Yeah."
Last week, Savanna Darnell, who you may remember from her brief stint at Casa Amor, appeared on channel and revealed that she and Wes got close during their time at the rival house.
She said: "Me and Wes actually really got on. We got on really well, we shared a bed-they never showed that. We had a cuddle.
"We were having a great time, we were giggling and they just never wanted to show it.
"Me and Wes were singing the whole time, joking about, we were like up till stupid o' clock giggling and laughing in bed - that's what you didn't see hunnies."
It comes after Caroline Flack entered the island on Sunday night's show to dump Ellie and Charlie from the villa. The Twitter user shared two pictures of Georgia having a meltdown following the dumping, and claimed that in one clip, she had full acrylic nails and didn't have any on in the second.
Here's the tweet in question....
So what's your verdict?
Frankie, who recently left the villa, also recently told that his relationship with Samira didn't get enough airtime, especially their mysterious night in the hideaway that was never aired.
He said: "It’s weird for me because obviously it’s a big thing for everyone in the villa. Everyone was cheering us into the hideaway, everyone was happy for us."
Discussing the topic, former contestant Tyla Carr spoke to The Daily Star and suggested that a lot more is down to the producers than we first thought. She said,
"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."
"They would often tannoy an announcement asking for someone to come to the sofa to have a chat with one of the producers. They tell you what they want you to talk about, and who with.”
She does clarify that the producers don't make the contestants do anything they don't want to do, but certain topics of conversation are prompted.
However, an ITV2 spokesperson denied the allegations, calling them 'absolutely untrue'.
"It is absolutely untrue to suggest that Love Island is fake. The opinions they have and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves. Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements. Any produced elements are designed to allow viewers to understand what the Islanders are feeling and to help move narrative threads on."
So there you have it. We're not naive enough to think that they're completely left to their own devices, but according to show bosses, everything is down to the Islanders.
How do the Love Island cast communicate with each other?
The recently dumped islander, Adam Collard and Zara McDermott, told how they really communicate with each other away from prying eyes and ears of the producers and other islanders.
“We used to write messages to each other when we were in bed so other people couldn't hear what we were saying,” said Adam. “We deleted our messages but the producers told me that they still have them all."
Are Love Islanders allowed phones?
The Love Islanders are allowed phones, but not to communicate with the outside world. Samsung provide them with phones and they have an island chat where they can talk amongst the other Islanders and then Love Island producers can them from the control room.
Do the Love Island cast get free clothes and makeup?
There's plenty of makeup and clothes on offer for the Islanders. GHD has supplied all of the hair styling tools (from straighteners to curling wands) in the glam room, while Superdrug has stocked the bathroom full of toiletries. Missguided is offering the Islanders clothes to supplement their own wardrobes.
In fact, Adam revealed just how many free clothes they get, adding: “We get a sack full of clothes from Missguided delivered every couple of weeks. Everyone gets given their own sack of things that suit their style."
Do the Love Island cast know each other?
Producers go to some seriously extreme lengths to keep the contestants from meeting before the show. They are all flown over on different days and different flights. They also stay in different parts of the Island in a plethora of hotels. They have their own personal chaperone to keep them safe and from trying to find the other Islanders and even have their phones confiscated before they jet out.
When we interviewed the new cast, including Samira, Kendall, Hayley, Laura and Dani, there were four security members waiting in the corridor to ensure they didn't bump into other cast members; it was akin to an mi5 operation.
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Are the Love Island cast head-hunted?
Most of the Islanders are head-hunted by producers or talent scouts via Instagram. A lot of this year's contestants have been approached several times to go on previous shows.
How many people apply for Love Island?
Over 150,000 people applied to be on this series and there's plenty of potential islanders waiting in the wings in Mallorca to enter the villa in the coming weeks as 'bombshells'. You can still apply through the show and they keep casting for new contestants.
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Is Love Island scripted?
The show is far from scripted. "The beauty of the format is that it allows us to do what we want," one producer told us. "We follow the way the stories lead, we don't go in with a master plan. The beauty is that we can be reactive and flexible so we follow where the islanders lead us."
How does Caroline fly out to Love Island?
Caroline can be flown out with a few hours' warning. "We'll get Caroline a passport and fly her out if there's a reason for her to be here tomorrow, and none of us know when that will be as none of us know where the contestants will take us," said one.
Is Love Island cut chronologically?
The show isn't cut chronologically. It doesn't begin in the morning and end in the night; the producers can end a show in the middle of the night to give them time to adapt to what is happening. The evictions often happen at 3am after public votes have been counted up.
Who cleans the Love Island villa?
A cleaner comes into the villa once a week to give it a spruce up and change all the bed sheets.
Why is the Love Island bedroom so long?
Ever wondered why the bedroom is so long? Well, it's because there's a secret kitchen behind the bedroom. The house is owned by a Spanish farmer and the producers had to build a wall to divide his kitchen in half and use the other half as the bedroom.
How much alcohol do they drink on Love Island?
There's no restrictions on how much the cast can drink. One producer explained: "There's no limit, we just sort of monitor things, they can have a drink and we are careful that they don't have too much to drink, but there's no limit, it's just a case by case basis."
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Are the Love Island producers on social media?
The producers are just as addicted as we are and spend the hours after the show has aired trawling social media for reaction. "We are really invested in the cast already and consider them like our children."
Do the producers match-make Love Island couples?
The producers never get the match-making right. One of them told us that they all sit around and try and pair the potential couples up - and have never got it right!
Is there a psychologist for Love Island?
It can get pretty intense in the villa so there’s pyschological help on hand for anyone who needs it.
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How long did it take to build the Love Island villa?
The new villa took eight weeks to put together and it's a complete set that's brought in every year. The sundeck is very different this year and comes away from the wall, while a swing has been added to help with filming.
What is the security like on Love Island?
Anyone coming and going from the villa has to use hand sanitiser to keep germs out. There's also tonnes of security on site and gates to stop any trespassers sneaking in.
Who cooks for the Love Island cast?
A catering station is set up in the grounds of the villa with chefs on hand to make food for the production team and the Islanders.
Are the Love Island cast given contraception?
Love Island have their own branded range of condoms - there are over 200 in the house and they will be replenished as needed.
How many cameras are there in the Love Island villa?
There are 72 cameras dotted around the villa. They are mostly hidden so the contestants will forget they are being filmed.
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Is the Love Island grass real?
The grass and flowers are all fake in the villa.
What are the Love Island slogans?
All around the villa, there are neon slogans on the wall including “Get laid all night long”, and famous Love Island catchphrases from last year like 'muggy', 'crack on' and 'all my eggs in one basket'.
Are there cameras in the Love Island toilet?
There ARE cameras in the toilet just in case but the footage isn’t monitored. They have it for health and safety reasons.
What's in the Love Island hideaway?
The Hideaway has a kingsize bed with gold sheets, a fur throw and a mirrored headboard, as well as its own private terrace with sprawling views of the hills.
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Are there clocks in Love Island?
Just like Big Brother, there are no clocks in the villa meaning the Islanders never know what the time is.
What are the Love Island Jacuzzi rules?
The contestants are not allowed to jump into the Jacuzzi for a dip unless the producers say that they're allowed to.
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