Love Island star reveals X-rated secret behind popular show

Former Love Island contestant Montana Brown has shared a rather raunchy behind the scenes secret from the popular reality show, suggesting that there's far more sex taking place in the villa than viewers might think.

The 25-year-old told the Mouthing Off With Olivia Caridi podcast that, during her series in 2017, personal boundaries between contestants didn't last very long.

Montana Brown poses to camera at the Sport Relief studio on 13 March 2020.
Montana Brown starred on Love Island UK in 2017. Photo: Getty

"People are having sex everywhere — genuinely everywhere — all the time. In the day, in the night, upstairs, downstairs," she said.

"It is hilarious because you know they can't really put it on camera.

"At the start everyone's so aware of the fact that you are inches away from the next couple in a bed, but everyone just gets so comfortable."


Montana's comments echo those made by 2018 contestant Megan Barton-Hanson, who said producers could only air scenes of people having sex if they admitted it had happened.

"What's cheeky is if you had sex but denied it to production, they can't air the footage," Megan told her Instagram followers.

"So I would have had an easy life if I pretended that I didn't, like other girls. But I love sex and it was pretty obvious."

Montana Brown and Alex Beattie on 2017 series of 'Love Island'.
Montana Brown and Alex Beattie coupled up in the 2017 series of 'Love Island'. Photo: ITV

Montana coupled up with Alex Beattie on the show (they finished in fifth place) but the duo split up shortly after they left the villa.

The star, who now runs a swimwear company, also told the podcast that producers trick contestants with different clocks so that they're never aware of what time it is.

"They don’t tell you the time — so all the phones that go ‘you’ve got a text’ have different times on them. The oven clock has a different time on it every day," she revealed.

The revelation comes after another former Love Island UK star turned influencer, Georgia Steel, sparked some outrage with a topless bikini photo.

She had already fallen foul of some of her 1.6 million followers, when she decided to travel to the Maldives 'for work' in January, despite the UK being in national lockdown.

The 22-year-old’s sizzling topless snaps flew in the face of the region’s strict modesty laws, with one anonymous resident telling The Sun at the time: "Influencers who think the Maldives is just a great backdrop for their Instagram should stop and think before one ends up in jail."

Reporting by Tom Beasley.

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