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15th Jul 2018

We now know the place on Love Island that contestants are allowed to smoke

Fans have been speculating on social.

Gillian Fitzpatrick

After last year’s show, Love Island’s producers decided to ban contestants from smoking on screen.

This year’s batch are seemingly still have the odd sneaky cigarette, albeit with major restrictions in place.

Speaking to OK! Online, a spokesperson for the series confirmed that there is no smoking “within the Love Island villa or villa garden”.

However, the spokesperson went on to state: “Producers have provided a designated smoking area outside the villa, much as you would see at a workplace.”

There is a twist too – they added: “Islanders will only be able to use the smoking area alone which will limit conversations.”

The spokesperson furthermore revealed: “The area will be filmed with a camera so this could be broadcast, but the fact that the area will only be used by one person at a time will obviously limit the amount of conversation/action or activity that takes place and therefore subsequently broadcast.”

Fair enough.

Some fans have been lamenting 2018’s lack of a ‘smoke pit’ – the location for much gossip last year and therefore some great footage.

However, with the show proving so popular with younger people, huge complaints were sparked over the amount of smoking that could be seen on screen.

If you’re wondering who spent the most time out there, Kendall Rae Knight has revealed since leaving the island that Eval Booker smoked the most.