Love Island: The real reason islanders are not smoking cigarettes in the villa revealed

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Love Island contestants are no longer seen smoking on camera and fans questioned why after the 2019 stars of the show weren't seen with cigarettes.

Viewers tuning into recent series' of the show have noticed that the islanders have not been seen puffing away on cigarettes, a habit seen by cast members in previous shows.

Taking to Twitter in the past, Love Island viewers questioned why the stars have not been lighting up, with many claiming the big difference is “weird”.

“It's weird watching #LoveIsland without them all constantly smoking,” said one viewer.

While another declared: “Am pretty livid the smoking area has been banned in #LoveIsland Thats where all the kick offs, strops, bitching and secrets come out.”

“I miss the chain smoking and gossiping area of the villa #loveisland,” wrote another.

So why don't we see the contestants lighting up on the show anymore? Let's take a look…

Why don't we see the Love Island stars smoking?

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The reason that the show no longer airs people smoking is that the islanders have been banned from smoking in public areas due to the barrage of complaints the show received in 2017.

The contestants will now have to get their nicotine fix in a secret area and away from the camera so as to not encourage social smoking.

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Speaking of the ban, a source revealed to The Sun in the past: “Last year there were more viewer complaints about the amount of smoking than anything else.

“It did feel like someone had a fag in their hand constantly last series, so hopefully viewers will notice the difference.

“It will still be filmed, but as they'll be alone, there won't be as many gossipy moments as last year.”

Love Island 2021 has returned to screens and the show, hosted by Laura Whitmore, has been long-awaited by fans as it was forced to take an 18 month break due to the coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions.

Love Island continues every night (apart from Saturdays) at 9pm on ITV2.

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