We’re a week into Love Island 2021, and this year’s contestants are settling in for a long hot summer of fun.
Here at The Independent, we’re adding to the excitement with a new interview series speaking to past stars about what villa life is really like behind-the-scenes on the ITV2 show.
We kicked things off last week with series four champion Jack Fincham and, this week, had the pleasure of sitting down with Shaughna Phillips, who appeared on the one and only winter series of Love Island in South Africa in 2020.
Phillips answered a host of questions submitted by superfans and our readers, spilling the beans on the role producers have in setting up couples, graduating from the show into a pandemic and just how awkward those slow-motion dance sequences are to film (spoiler: very.)
The Independent’s interviews with former Love Island stars will continue throughout the current series, which airs Sunday to Friday at 9pm on ITV2.
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