The Love Island contestants even get a Sunday roast! (Picture: Rex)

Love Island 2022 is only a handful of days away, and although we can’t wait to see which contestants are entering the villa and witness the challenges that are bound to lead to drama, we can’t help but think about what’s not being shown on our screens during the rest of their days soaking up the sun.

Including what meals the contestants actually eat, considering we see little of that aside from coffees being made in the mornings and romantic dates when contestants try and whip up a three course meal for their partner.

But we’re not being left in the dark, as an executive producer has revealed that as well as their normal daily meals, contestants actually have a secret Sunday roast dinner every week.

And no, we’re not talking about that disgusting roast dinner challenge.

Taking to Reddit to ask executive producer Mike Spencer about what really goes on with the contestants’ mealtimes, one Love Island fan asked: ‘We see the islanders having breakfast together and snacking throughout the day… what do they typically eat at mealtimes? I assume you have a team of chefs on-site for the islanders and production crew. Do you all eat together?’

Sometimes romantic meals (like Jack and Dani’s breakfast) are shown but not the secret Sunday roasts (Picture: ITV)

There’s usually plenty of dates… but not a lot of food (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Mike answered the ‘super popular question’, revealing: ‘So the Islanders tend to make their own breakfast and we cater for them at lunch and dinner. They have a real mix of foods, everything from lovely fresh salads to roast dinners on a Sunday!

‘Even in the heat they still have a roast dinner,’ he added.

Elsewhere, Mike added that the food challenges this year will be entirely different, sharing: ‘We are stepping away from the food challenges as we know them,’ and we can’t wait for it!

These are not the type of meals we want to see the contestants sharing! (Picture: ITV)

Looks like we won’t be seeing any more of these challenges this year (Picture: ITV / Rex)

Mike confirmed that this series will step away food challenges (Picture: ITV / Rex)

Last year, former contestant Hugo Hammond spilled some insider secrets about the food in the villa.

Speaking about the contestants eating behind the scenes, the 25-year-old said: ‘The food was decent. We had a lot of chicken and fish so it got a little bit repetitive.

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‘They served it by bringing out tables and chairs by the kitchen. We’d eat, we’d scran, we’d finish it up, wash up all the dishes ourselves and then they’d take the tables and chairs away. Then we’d carry on living our best island lives.’

It’s not that surprising that viewers aren’t treated to clips of the islanders indulging in their meals.

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While the contestants are certainly very well fed in the villa, there simply isn’t time to show mealtimes on camera with everything else that goes on that day.

An ITV spokesperson explained: ‘Unfortunately we can’t show everything as we’re confined to a one-hour show each night!’

Love Island returns on Monday June 6 on ITV2.

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