Love Island bosses slapped ‘SEX BAN’ on contestants amid fears another ‘well-being’ crisis could destroy hit show

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PANICKED Love Island bosses have slapped a sex ban on  randy contestants  amid fears that one more duty of care crisis will destroy the  hit show.

The ITV2 ratings winner, which once featured four couples romping in a single episode, has won millions of fans with its under-the-covers action.

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Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae appeared very close — and he admitted to masturbating on a ‘daily’ basis[/caption]

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Tommy and Molly-Mae were later seen ‘doing bits’ in episode 16 on Love Island, but viewers have complained about the lack of action in the bedroom

But  the  deaths of former islanders Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon has left producers panicking that having   sex on screen  could come back to haunt contestants.

ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall is said to be desperate to protect the  money-spinner from further censure from MPs and regulators.

And in a  U-turn this year, casting directors deliberately chose contestants who did not want to have sex on TV and shunned  those who were up for doing the dirty.

Sources last night revealed the move was seen as a “necessary evil” to protect the show, which has smashed viewing records for ITV2 and pulls in millions in advertising.

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The deaths of former islanders Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon has left producers panicking that sex on screen  could come back to haunt contestants[/caption]

And speaking exclusively to The Sun on Sunday, star Anna Vakili confirmed that when it came to casting for this year’s show bosses were “looking for PG”.

Anna, who left the Majorcan villa last Tuesday night, admitted that she was stunned by how tame the cast seemed — with the exception of Maura Higgins.

Anna Vakili, right, who left the Majorcan villa last Tuesday night, admitted that she was stunned by how tame the cast seemed — with the exception of Maura Higgins, left

She told how many of the girls were  reluctant even to  kiss on camera at first.

Anna, 29, said: “A lot of the islanders this year are very PG. They didn’t want to have sex in the villa and they cared about doing it in a room full of people.

“I remember the first challenge we had involved kissing, and all the girls were like: ‘No!’ I was like: ‘Guys, this is supposed to be fun. Let’s have fun.’

‘NOT VERY SEXUAL’

“They were all so different to how I expected. I was saying it the whole time I was there. They were all — with the exception of Maura — not very sexual.

“Me and Maura were the ones who talked about sex the most. We talked about sex — and how sexually frustrated we were — all the time in the villa.

“But often when it came up, the others seemed too scared to join in.”
Millions of viewers this week watched Maura, 28, vent her anger after dancer Curtis Pritchard, 23, refused her advances, telling her he was too tired.

Furious Maura went on to tell islanders she was a “horny devil” prompting Molly-Mae Hague  to retort: “I think the whole of the UK knows you have needs.”

Anna told how the risqué  remarks were typical of Maura, as she revealed the pair of them were by far the raunchiest girls in the villa.

VOWED NOT TO HAVE SEX

But the beauty, who was paired with Jordan Hames, 24, for three weeks, insisted she did not have sex after deciding in advance not to  romp with anyone.

Yet, she was surprised that her decision did not  put off casting directors. She said all her fellow islanders also told their interviewers that they would never get steamy on the show — even if they changed their minds later.

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Anna says the contestants were all a bit ‘PG’[/caption]

Pharmacist Anna, from London, said: “I think this year they looked for PG. The funny thing is that they asked me in an interview beforehand: ‘Would you…?’

“And I didn’t even let them finish. I said: ‘I wouldn’t have sex on TV.’ Then they asked: ‘Do you feel comfortable talking about sex?’ So I answered: ‘Yeah.’ They were like, ‘OK’. So they put me in there, knowing I didn’t want to have sex on TV.

“And that was true of the entire cast this year. Everyone said they didn’t want to have sex while they were in the villa. They strongly didn’t want to do that.

“They didn’t want to have sex in a room full of people and with their parents watching at home. Obviously, they might have changed their minds. But no one told me they had sex, so as far as I know no one had when I left on Tuesday.”

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Maura was the exception to the PG rule, according to Anna[/caption]

Past series of Love Island have seen frisky islanders romping left right and centre — bedding each other in cupboards, on sofas and in broad daylight in the villa pool.

By comparison, this year’s series has been dubbed sexless by fans owing to its lack of explicit liaisons — with those that do happen mostly not being aired.

One ITV source said: “Love Island is now a huge asset for ITV. It pulls in millions of pounds in advertising and viewing figures have hit new heights this series.

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Anna and Jordan appeared to be getting ‘close’ in the Hideaway, bur she insists she did not have sex


“But the bosses are concerned that it remains in a precarious position as a result of the storm it faced this year over their duty of care standards.

“They have decided to err on the side of caution and limit the raunchier content that is aired.

“It is seen as a necessary evil, as the fear is another serious scandal could sink the show altogether. And at this point they can’t afford for that to happen.”

Anna was treated to a sexy striptease after landing a night in the Hideaway with Jordan
Anna did enjoy a sexy striptease after landing a night in the Hideaway with Jordan

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