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Love Island behind-the-scenes revelation might explain unexpected chats

Former Love Island star Kaz Kamwi let into a little secret about the ITV2 dating show.

Love Island's Jay Younger and Paige Thorne
Published: Wednesday, 6th July 2022 at 4:39 pm
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ITV2's Love Island is currently in full swing with the islanders cracking on left, right and centre.


While it's often easy to spot who likes who, sometimes it can take viewers by surprise as we don't always get to see all the Love Island 2022 line-up on screen – take Jazmine Nichol for instance, who has gone missing from episodes recently.

According to season 7 contestant Kaz Kamwi, there's actually a very good reason for this.

During an exclusive interview with for our Love Island Reality Check series, Kaz revealed that a lot of connections are tested off air before fans see it on the show.

"When we'd have lunch, away from the camera, I think in those moments people tended to make a beeline and test certain conversations before. Because in the main show, you speak to everyone the villa but it's like being in a classroom full of 30 people, so you're not necessarily going to have conversation with everyone," she explained.

Kaz Kamwi
Kaz Kamwi Getty Images

She added: "I think sometimes people would use the time for breakfast, lunch and dinner as a way to test the waters and see if they get along with other people a bit more romantically, and then really go for it later. You know, a few eyes glances, a few shares, a few, 'Let me help you serve your food out!' That went a long way."

Kaz believes this might have happened between Jay Younger and Paige Thorne.

After days of being in a couple with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Jay admitted he fancied Paige, although she seemed pretty solid with Jacques O'Neill.

Kaz continued: "I think we were shocked when Jay decided to make a beeline for Paige, but I feel like behind-the-scenes, they must genuinely have gotten along, because there's no way Jay would have come in and just made a bold move like that off of nothing. So I think they probably did get along, but then she liked Jacques more. That's just my assumption."

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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