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There has been only one same-sex couple on the British show: Bisexual contestants Katie Salmon and Sophie Gradon were briefly coupled up in Season 2.
“Islanders” are allowed outside the villa only for dates and challenges — more on those later — so most of the time they’re at the mercy of the villa’s many, many cameras.
Increasingly, minor British celebrities or celebrity-adjacent singles find their way onto the island.
(A different British dating show called “Celebrity Love Island” debuted in 2005, but it lasted only two seasons.) A Miss Great Britain winner competed in the second season, a former teen pop star was a fan favorite in the third.
The production aesthetic is “aspirational Instagram story,” and there is a lot of slow-motion.
They also all appear to be straight, which is typical — since it debuted in 2015, “Love Island” has been organized almost exclusively along the battle lines of heterosexuality.