Love Islanders battle blustery winds in villa as fans say strap down the furniture

Love Islanders have been battling blustery winds in the villa, as fans of the show have said: "Strap down the furniture."

The winter series of Love Island is filmed in South Africa, with eleven new Islanders already making it their new home for the next few weeks, however, it seems that the elements are against them.

On tonight's episode of the show, sharp winds could be heard and seen as the Islanders got to know each other and had chats outdoors, with the various shrubbery in the villa clearly seen swaying.

One fan of the show tweeted: "Why can I hear the wind through the screen?" while another added: "Is this Love Island or Wind Island?"

A third wrote: "They must be cold because that wind ain't playing," as a fourth said: "They're going to have to start strapping down the furniture with the wind at this rate."

Another tweeted: "I’d be sooooooo stressed about that wind if I worked on the love island production team, whilst a fifth added: "May aswel had the villa in Ireland with all this wind."

A sixth quipped: "I’m sorry but did anyone notice how intense the wind was in the recoupling, any one of the girls’ lashes would be sent flying."

On Monday night's episode of the show – the first of the series – host Maya Jama, 28, was forced to hold on to her thigh-baring dress as the wind whipped around her whilst she addressed the Islanders.

The star made a dramatic reappearance into the villa to inform the contestants of the arrival of the first bombshell, Tom Clare.

She looked incredible in the intricate cut out black dress, which was slit right to the top of one of her thighs, however, she could be seen holding it in place to ensure she didn't suffer an unfortunate exposure.

Maya's debut on the show was reportedly thrown into chaos as 50mph winds battered the newly-built £1.2million mansion in Cape Town, as crew members tried to film the opening scenes with her.

It's believed that "every department" was affected by the stormy weather, with sound engineers struggling to record clear audio for the show's opening scenes.

A source told The Sun: “ITV have big plans for this series to be more epic than ever, and were really excited about Maya’s big arrival on the helicopter so thank God that footage was all in the can before the winds crept up. But by the time it came to filming in the evening it had really kicked up a gear. It caused mayhem.

"Every department was affected — sound, lighting, cameras, wardrobe."

They added: "And poor Maya could’ve done without the worry of her dress whipping up on her first day on set. None of the Islanders expected to be shivering around the fire pit either, but it came into its own.”


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