Love Island bombshells watch show before entering villa – but there’s restrictions

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As loyal Love Island fans tune into ITV2 every evening at 9pm, they wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the dating show.

The latest series of Love Island has given us plenty of drama, from Faye's Ofcom outburst to Hugo's explosive recoupling speech. Though the series is winding down and the Islanders are well and truly settled in their couples, there's still rows and drama kicking off in the villa.

As the final of the much-discussed dating show nears, OK! catches up with beautiful former Islander Rachel Finni, who dished on all the burning questions we had about what the cameras don't show you…

A tannoy called the Voice of God saved the Islanders

Following reports of a tannoy giving commands to the Islanders, 29 year old Rachel revealed the voice, which they nicknamed the Voice of God, was her biggest surprise when entering the villa.

She told OK!: "The most surprising thing about the villa is what we call The Voice of God. So it's the voice from above that's like: 'Good morning Islanders, time to get ready' or 'Islanders you've got two hours to get ready tonight' or 'Islanders prepare for lunch' and it would literally come out of nowhere.

"And the first time I heard it, because no one talks about it, I thought: 'What the hell is going on'. So yeah the Voice of God was the biggest surprise, I'd say."

The bombshells watch the show while in quarantine

Some fans have been left puzzled by how the bombshells seem to know what is happening in the villa before entering.

Rachel revealed that they actually watch the show while in quarantine, but there are some restrictions.

She revealed to OK!: "You do get to watch it [the show] but you don't get to see the adverts or everyone's ITV cutaways in between so you do get to watch the show but it's by a private link.

"Obviously, you'd like to see the bits in between but because your not allowed to watch… you don't have access to the outside world because you're in quarantine so you can't watch it live on TV because you can't watch the news, you can't check Instagram or anything. So we're purely watching the show and nothing else."

The Voice of God tells the Islanders when to expect a text

It always seems like quite a coincidence that the Islanders have their phones nearby whenever they get a text.

Despite their surprised expressions, some viewers have been sceptical. Now, Rachel has revealed the Islanders are told by the Voice of God to keep their phones nearby, but could be waiting up to two hours to get the text.

The bombshell explained: "So we know when a text is coming we just don't know who's gonna get it. Like, we will hear from the Voice of God: 'Islanders, make sure you have your phones on you' or 'Islanders, make sure you're getting some pictures', just so we have our phones on us.

"But, we never know who's gonna get the text or when it's gonna come because they'll do it hours prior so we expect but we can't expect at the same time.

She added: "It's usually like about, at the least I would say, like two hours. They really wanna throw you off so every time you get a reaction the reactions are genuine because you end up forgetting.

"So, me personally, even when I was told to have my phone on me I would leave it on the side. But, they're very smart how they do it, you would forget that you're expecting something."

The Islanders ARE allowed to mix at lunchtime… sometimes

Previously, Amy Day claimed the boys and girls in the villa were split up so they don't discuss the drama. But, Rachel has revealed that isn't always the case.

Speaking about lunchtimes in the villa, Rachel revealed: "Lunchtimes and dinner times were some of the best times in the villa because we would just chill, all sit at tables like a family, we'd have our mics changed so there was no pressure – not that there was ever pressure to talk about certain things."

Rachel adds: "So, when I was in there I think the first two days the boys and girls sat separately but then we were allowed to mix.

"Like, I was on a mixed table and I never felt like I had people I always sat with, I think it was the same for everyone we kind of mixed up whenever."

The awkward pauses on the show are real

The dramatic recouplings and entrances of bombshells are always met with awkward silences, which leaves the viewers cringing as they watch the drama unfold.

Rachel has revealed the producers don't use cutaways to add suspense and the pauses are real.

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She told OK!: "What people don't realise is the pauses that you have on the show are actual genuine pauses, we do pause for that long.

"So the pause of me walking in, saying what I had to say and the pause before everyone came to speak to me, the second that pause was over everyone was the most welcoming, loving, sweetest people ever."

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