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A former ITV2 employee has claimed that Love Island bosses "fix the show based on who they want to win", according to The Sun.

An anonymous former worker took part in a Reddit Q&A, and claimed to be a producer from 2018's show. Moderators for the site allegedly confirmed their identity.

The employee referred to the popular programme as "constructed reality at its finest" in the resurfaced chat. Show bosses really do pull all the strings, huh…

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The insider curtly replied; "Yeah, absolutely" when asked if showrunners "manipulate the show based on who they want to win".

Their "favourite couples" are benefitted with shock twists and orchestrated dumpings, according to the source;

"They’re deciding who makes best TV, who is the most frustrating to work with and such things. It’s not just one person saying 'oh no I like them'."

Fans only last week accused the show of fixing a dumping after Joanna was dumped from the island, meaning that Michael Griffiths could try again with ex-flame Amber Gill.

The source said that a lot of the time Islanders are asked to have certain conversations "to give the viewer a better experience".

When asked about last year's contestants, the ex-ITV2 employee said Georgia Steel "was so annoying and demanding of attention from everyone including producers".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The insider added that Laura Anderson wouldn't have reached the final if viewers witnessed how "annoying" she was, and that Dr Alex George was "just sh*t":

"He was given everything and offered nothing".

The one former contestant who was praised was Megan Barton-Hanson, with the source saying that her "lovely, vulnerable side that didn't get shown"; 

"She was really likeable. She was so insecure and vulnerable and was genuinely sweet."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A rep for Love Island replied to The Sun's digging, saying:

"As anyone who watches the show regularly would know, Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements that are reflective of what's happening in the villa, and is a fair and accurate representation of villa life.

"We have always been completely transparent about this and the way the show is produced. This is often acknowledged in the voice over by Iain Stirling," they added.

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"The opinions they have and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves," ITV bosses continued.

"As we have said since series one, Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements."

Now that was some seriously scalding hot tea, we wonder if ITV know which former employee is spilling their secrets?

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We're all aware that Love Island isn't exactly the most transparent show on television.

Many of the scenes are orchestrated by the producers, and a number of ex-Islanders have expressed the view that they were treated like "performing monkeys" (Malin Andersson's words, not mine).

The latest mistakes made on last night's show have fuelled claims of the series being a total fix, as audiences spotted the same shop assistant who received Anton's number behind the bar at the club later on;

It's a pretty hilarious error on the part of the producers; they didn't even TRY to hide the poor extra. The woman with never-ending jobs is now the subject of a million internet memes, unluckily for her.

The girl didn't even attempt to disguise herself, which makes it even more entertaining;

The club and shop scenes were massively false, but we lapped it up all the same. Amber Gill's account even referred to it as "illuminati confirmed".

The response online to the mistake was instantly gas, with the public calling for the woman to be paid more for working multiple (made-up) jobs.

Does she ever get a chance to catch her breath? To sleep? To have time to herself? It doesn't seem like it, it's slave labour up in ITV2 studios.

 Viewers are also calling the latest plot twist a total fix, after forcing the Islanders to choose between saving Joanna or Michael from the island

Everyone's fairly positive that Michael will be saved purely so he can get back together with ex-flame Amber, who confessed that she still has feelings for Michael last night.

It was all very dramatic, but we all know that Amber is far too good for CHALDISH Michael Griffiths. He doesn't deserve her, end of discussion.

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Love Island fans have been left completely confused after spotting Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart holding hands in last night's episode, and are now branding the show 'a fix'.

The ballroom dancer and air hostess looked back to their usual selves while running to see Craig David's DJ set, despite having just gone through a seemingly ugly break-up days before…

As the Islanders ran towards the iconic R&B singer, the ex's could be seen running hand-in-hand, and people were baffled.

Amy had been left absolutely heart-broken after a highly dramatic dumping at the hands of Curtis after his head was turned in Casa Amor, and he couldn't promise it wouldn't happen again.

Curtis came out of the whole debacle looking like a complete douchebag, having confronted Jourdan about his feelings for her despite only having had two conversations with the model.

Amy sobbed in the Beach Hut, saying that she had been made second best once again, while the audience glared seethingly at Curtis.

One Twitter user noted: “Curtis and Amy have broke up but they were just running down the stairs holding hands and laughing.”

A second added: “Amy and Curtis were just holding hands walking down the stairs when they noticed Craig David singing…..urm fix???? #loveisland”

The pair were seen dancing next to one another, even though Amy had just branded him a pr*ck only minutes before. It's all very strange…

Former contestants have previously opened up about how manipulative the producers can be, so it's extremely hard for viewers to decide what's real and what's fake.

What do you think, are Curtis and Amy secretly still together or are they just having a break-up hand-hold for old time's sake?

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RTÉ has responded to claims that Dancing With The Stars is rigged.

It was evident from Twitter that viewers weren't happy about Des Bishop being voted off last week – even though he received a higher vote from the judges than Teresa Mannion or Des Cahill.

This provoked suspicion in fans of the show and many made their voices heard on social media, saying that the dancing competition has to be a fix.

However, now RTÉ has responded to the claims, saying that they are further from the truth.

The network's producer Larry Bass told The Irish Sun: "The public voting system on our show is entirely fair.

"The same thing happens on this show around the world where people like Des, he might not be a great dancer, but gets votes because they are comical or entertaining.

"We don't give breakdowns on the voting as this information is commercially sensitive and may also have an impact on the voting patterns for the remaining shows.

"It works the same for Stricly on the BBC," he added.

You can catch the next episode of Dancing With The Stars tonight at 6.30pm.

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Another day, another X Factor scandal.

This time round, Honey G has found herself amid the controversy after a Scottish nightclub revealed she's scheduled to perform there on the same night as the X Factor final.

Kittys & Kandy nightclub claimed that the reality star will appear on December 10, yet fans were quick to spot that that's the same night of the final results show.

Writing on their FB wall, the club said: "We’ve just confirmed the most talked about act in Britain at the moment! Get down to Kittys on December 10th where we have.. HONEY G !!!”

Fans responded with remarks such as, "X Factor final is this date this mean the shows a fix lol," and "X Factor final is the 10th December who’s to say she won’t be there.”

After the fix claims spread, Kittys & Kandy told The Sun that they have "secured the date providing Honey G is eliminated from the show".

Do you think this means the series is a fix or is it just a simple mistake?

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The youngest person to ever win the X Factor, Louisa Johnson, has been hit with even more fix rumours as two previous professional music videos have surfaced online. 

The Essex girl, who is only 17-years-old, beat Reggie and Bollie in last weeks final, but she has now landed herself in the centre of controversy, as people are saying she was already well in the music industry. 

However, an X Factor spokesperson told The Sun that this was just coincidence, and stressed that it was a fair and square competition. 

"No one has been given special treatment and everyone was judged on the strength of their performances."

In the videos, the teen in belting out two of her original songs, called Go and Lately – and we have to admit, she looks like a complete pro. 

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These common stretching mistakes could be getting in the way of your fitness goals or even leave you with an injury.

So limber up ladies, it’s so worth it.

1. You forget to warm-up
Even gym bunnies lump stretching and warming up as one and the same. They’re not. Before you bend and flex, you should raise your body temperature with blood-pumping moves, or your muscles will be more likely to tear. A few minutes of jumping jacks or a slow jog will get you ready to stretch.

2. You rush it
You’re running late for your spinning class, or you only have 20 minutes before you have to get back to work. It’s no excuse to speed through your stretching. You want to hold each stretch for 15-20 seconds and hit at least five key areas: your quads, lower back, hamstrings, shoulders, and calves.

3. You try to push through pain
The phrase “no pain, no gain” is stuck in your head, and that’s not good for your body. Stretching is supposed to trigger a gentle pull or pressure, but if it hurts, that’s not normal, and you should stop.

4. You skip it post-workout
After working up a sweat, you want to do a few minutes of static bending and limbering to reduce post-gym muscle soreness. It helps your body recover and restores your range of motion, so you don’t feel stiff like a robot for the rest of the day.

5. You only stretch on gym days
You’ll be able to bend more overall and boost your workouts if you get in the habit of limbering up daily.

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