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Love Island star Luca Bish claims show producers warned stars 'not to f**k it up'


‘I think every boy knew what that meant’: Love Island’s Luca Bish claims show producers warned stars ‘not to f**k it up’ before entering Casa Amor in push for high viewing figures

Former Love Island star Luca Bish claims contestants were urged to create drama in order to maintain winning ratings while appearing on the show. 

Bish, a London-based fishmonger, reached the final of its eighth series in August after embarking on a relationship with dressage rider Gemma Owen – the daughter of former footballer Michael Owen. 

But he claims producers of the ITV2 show would often urge himself and other male contestants to create tension for the sake of ratings, not least during their trip to the notorious Casa Amor villa, where they were given the opportunity to meet a new set of girls. 

Speaking out: Former Love Island star Luca Bish claims contestants were urged to create drama in order to maintain winning ratings while appearing on the show

Speaking out: Former Love Island star Luca Bish claims contestants were urged to create drama in order to maintain winning ratings while appearing on the show

Discussing the show’s off-camera intricacies with Jamie Laing’s Private Parts podcast, he said: ‘We were standing there as boys and before we went in, we got called outside the villa and it was like “Right, you lot are smashing it this year, the show is doing unbelievable, this is Casa Amor, don’t f**k it up”.

‘I think every boy knew what that meant, hence why you had chaos the first two days or whatever with the boys.’ 

He added: ‘I went to the beach hut and it was like “come on, who do you fancy the most?” and “why are the boys being such p***ies? They can’t bottle it now.”

Drama: The London-based fishmonger claims producers of the ITV2 show would often urge himself and other male contestants to create tension for the sake of ratings

Drama: The London-based fishmonger claims producers of the ITV2 show would often urge himself and other male contestants to create tension for the sake of ratings

‘I was like “OK, I know what you’re saying”, went out there and called them a bunch of p***ies, told them you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.’ 

Bish also claimed producers were behind fellow contestant Andrew Le Page’s decision to ditch Tasha Ghouri and pair up with Casa Amor newcomer Coco Lodge. 

He said: ‘Before Andrew had to pick that night, I think he wanted to stay single, well, wait for Tasha. An exec or something was said where a few boys got it where “if you are there and your girl comes back with a boy, you don’t know if you’re going home”.

‘Your brain is going, if Gemma potentially came back with a boy or something like that, I knew it wouldn’t happen deep down, but if she came back, I could’ve gone home.’

Close: Bish reached the final of its eighth series in August after embarking on a relationship with dressage rider Gemma Owen - the daughter of former footballer Michael Owen

Close: Bish reached the final of its eighth series in August after embarking on a relationship with dressage rider Gemma Owen – the daughter of former footballer Michael Owen 

The former islander’s claims follow recently announced plans to launch a new show exposing the reality of Love Island and what purportedly goes on behind the scenes.

Channel 4 will air the documentary, Reality Check: Life After The Limelight, with a host of former contestants offering insight into the show’s development by sharing their own experiences. 

Casting for the new show is ongoing and no names have officially been confirmed. 

MailOnline has contacted a representative for further comment.  

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