All the weird things banned from the Love Island villa from chewing gum to books | The Sun

THEY can spend up to eight weeks living in the sun-soaked villa, but while many think Love Island is a breeze – it isn't.

In fact the show is a far cry from an all-inclusive holiday as the Islanders have a strict set of rules to adhere to, leaving at home some of their prized possessions. Here’s what's a no go in the villa…

Chewing gum

There might be lots of snogging going on but if the Islanders want to freshen up they have to brush their teeth.

Recently dumped Islander Ikenna revealed he had his confiscated, admitting: "I had a whole packet, but I got baited out one night."

Amber, who was with him on the Love Island podcast, added: "They took it because of Ekin-Su!"

Ikenna replied: "I got baited out, that's one mistake I'll never do again, never give it.”

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No books, phones, magazines or newspapers

Perhaps not surprisingly they are also completely cut off from the outside world and are not allowed access to phones, newspapers, magazines or books.

We're used to hearing the now-iconic "I've got a text!" But obviously the phones in the villa aren't the islanders' own.

Former Islander Liana Isadora Van-Riel said: "You're completely cut off.

"They give you these basic little phones where you can text each other but nobody really uses them, they're only really there for the whole 'I've got a text' aspect."

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No fake tan or eyelash extensions

Chloe was gutted when she found out she couldn't bring in fake tanCredit: Eroteme

The ladies might look amazing but they are actually doing without  – as fake tan and lashes are confiscated on arrival.

The reason, bosses explained, was to preserve the bedroom's crisp white sheets from Tango-style smears.

Love Island's Chloe was asked what she would love to have had in the villa with her.

Without hesitation she replied: "Fake tan and eyelash extensions. I was in for a right shock when I went in that villa because I'm fake tan and eyelash till I die."

She added: "I went in there and there were like yeah, you're not allowed fake tan because of the bedsheets.

"Obviously, imagine that on TV. You can see bright pink stains everywhere from where I'd been laying.

"And then eyelash extensions because of Covid – mine had all fallen out so I had no lashes."

No racy bikinis

They might spent their days wandering round in their bikinis, but there is in fact a limit on just how small they can be.

Twins Jess and Eve confessed to having some rather racy bikinis which were not allowed to be worn on camera.

"I had that thong bikini that I wasn't allowed to wear and you weren't allowed to wear that Ann Summers one," Eve revealed to the Daily Star.

She continued: "I had a bikini and it was the real thong one like the Oh Polly ones, it wasn't nude, but it was thong."

Jess added: "I was wearing an Ann Summers one and because it's a family TV show they were like this is inappropriate."

No watches or branded clothes

Every year the Islanders are given an endless stream of clothes to wear as part of partnerships with the show's sponsors.

This year they have teamed up with ebay, but it does mean they can’t wear any of their won clothes if they have identifiable brands, logos, or slogans.

Ikenna revealed he had something taken away from him, explaining: "It's nothing even major but in there they take anything branded from you, but I wanted to sneak in some Nike shorts."

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