Montana Brown says 'Love Island' couples have sex 'genuinely everywhere', but show can't air it

Tom Beasley
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Former Love Island contestant Montana Brown has suggested that there's far more sex taking place in the villa than viewers might think.

The 25-year-old told the Mouthing Off With Olivia Caridi podcast — reported via The Sun — that, during her series in 2017, personal boundaries between contestants were broken down very quickly.

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She said: "People are having sex everywhere — genuinely everywhere — all the time. In the day, in the night, upstairs, downstairs. 

"It is hilarious because you know they can't really put it on camera.

"At the start everyone's so aware of the fact that you are inches away from the next couple in a bed, but everyone just gets so comfortable."

Montana Brown poses to camera at the Sport Relief studio on 13 March 2020. (Photo by Nicky Johnston/Comic Relief/Getty Images)
Montana Brown poses to camera at the Sport Relief studio on 13 March 2020. (Photo by Nicky Johnston/Comic Relief/Getty Images)

Brown's comments echo those made by 2018 contestant Megan Barton-Hanson, who said producers could only air scenes of people having sex if they admitted it had happened.

She told her Instagram followers: "What's cheeky is if you had sex but denied it to production, they can't air the footage.

"So I would have had an easy life if I pretended that I didn't, like other girls. But I love sex and it was pretty obvious."

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Brown coupled up with Alex Beattie on the show and they finished in fifth place — eliminated just before the final — but the duo split up shortly after they left the villa.

Montana Brown and Alex Beattie coupled up in the 2017 series of 'Love Island'. (Credit: ITV)
Montana Brown and Alex Beattie coupled up in the 2017 series of 'Love Island'. (Credit: ITV)

The star, who now runs a swimwear company, also told the podcast that producers trick contestants with different clocks so that they're never aware of what time it is.

"They don’t tell you the time — so all the phones that go ‘you’ve got a text’ have different times on them. The oven clock has a different time on it every day," she revealed.

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Brown revealed she suffered from anxiety after her time on the show and said people "think if you're rich and famous you can't have problems".

She added: “They see people as disposable and once you’ve been doing something for so long, you just become desensitised to picking people up and dropping them."

Brown stated that producers have improved their aftercare procedure in recent years.

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