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Love Island’s Montana reveals bosses cut her chats and asked for ‘juicier’ conversation

Montana has revealed the tweaks show producers would put in place to get an interesting show (Picture: REX)

Montana Brown is the latest former Love Island star to come forward and say that her conversations were monitored on the show to keep the chat interesting.

The model, who appeared on the 2017 series, supported fellow villa mate Tyla Carr’s claims that while the show isn’t faked, producers have a hand in what is discussed in the house.

Over the past few weeks, several islanders have come out to say whether or not the show was a fix, and Montana has agreed that she was guided into conversations and away from others.

Speaking to the Independent podcast Millenial Love, she said that she was told to stop talking about hymns with Camilla and as told it wasn’t interesting enough for the show.

Editorial Use Only. No merchandising Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (8840005ao) Montana Brown. - Series 3 'Love Island' TV Series - Jun 2017

Montana said she was stopped from talking about things because they were boring (Picture: Rex Features)

She added that Islanders were never told what to say, but could be given a nudge to talk in certain areas so the cameras get the chat, or were told to ask people about certain things.

Tyla made similar claims at the beginning of July to the Daily Star, revealing: that the islanders would be asked to re-film scenes that they missed, and would have to inform bosses when something was about to be discussed.

On top of that, they would frequently visit the set in order to suggest what people should talk about in order to keep the story of the show moving.

‘You have to tell the producers on site if you are planning to have an important chat or do something,’ she said. ‘So they make sure the microphones pick it up and the cameras get it.

Samira and Frankie’s session in the Hideaway was cut from the show (Picture: ITV2)

‘If you forget they would call you in and ask you to film it again. Liv Attwood had to dump Sam Gowland twice last year, which was embarrassing for both of them!’

When contacted by Metro.co.uk at the time, a spokesperson for Love Island said: ‘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.’

The team behind the show had previously admitted that there were ‘produced elements’ to the ITV2 favourite.

Ahead of the second series in 2016, commissioning editor for the show Amanda Stavri told Radio Times: ‘As with last year you’ll feel the hand of the producers, you’ll see the hand of the producer.

‘We feel that’s fine as long as you’re open about it. I think that’s what viewers expect these days, it’s what they want.’

Love Island continues weeknights at 9pm on ITV1.



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