Love Island Australia is accused of being ‘fake’ as the new season is completely pre-recorded for the first time with multiple endings filmed
The upcoming season of Love Island Australia has been branded ‘fake’ as it’s emerged contestants have already filmed the finale.
The hit reality show has been recorded with three alternative endings and different winners.
Only one will be shown on TV, meaning finalists won’t know if they’ve won until they sit down to watch the show with the rest of Australia, a source told Yahoo!
Love Island Australia has been accused of ‘being fake’ before even hitting screens as it’s emerged contestants have already filmed the finale. Al Perkins, an Islander this year, is pictured
This has lead fans to complain winner reactions won’t be genuine because the contestants won’t know if they’ve won until the show airs.
‘So all their reactions will be fake? What’s the point of that?’ one Love Island fan wrote on Facebook.
‘They should’ve just picked the winners themselves instead of making the couples fake it. Why even vote when you know the finale isn’t genuine?’ another said.
Even sources inside the show have said it may not sit well with audiences as it ‘takes away the integrity as the cast are acting and the reactions are not genuine’.
Sophie Monk shows off her sensational figure in a new trailer for Love Island Australia
Previous seasons of Love Island Australia have been filmed and then edited within 24 hours, followed by a live finale where viewers vote for the winner.
There has also been public votes throughout the series.
The source said the fake endings will ‘prevent spoilers’ and ‘allow the fans to have some say in the show and vote for their winner’.
Despite being new to Love Island, filming multiple endings isn’t unusual for reality TV, with shows like Ru Paul’s Drag Race, The Voice Australia, My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef following this route.
This has lead fans to complain winner reactions will be fake, because the contestants won’t know if they’ve won until the show airs. Host Sophie Monk is pictured
Love Island Australia is set to air next month and will return to Mallorca, Spain, where the popular British series is also filmed, after the 2021 season moved to Byron Bay due to Covid lockdown restrictions.
Season two in 2020 was filmed in Fiji.
Sophie all but confirmed that Married At First Sight star Al Perkins will appear on the upcoming season of Love Island.
Speaking at Nine’s 2023 upfronts presentation earlier this month, she revealed this year’s season will feature a bevy of hot contestants – including a familiar face.
‘We have high-flying real estate agents, we have a soccer player, we have a model, a dancer and we have a famous groom,’ she said.
In May, Al told Daily Mail Australia he had quit his job as a carpenter to make it as a full-time influencer after becoming a fan favourite on the Channel Nine dating show.
The 26-year-old from Bondi was offered a one-off four-figure sum to appear on Love Island.
According to a well-placed source, while Al was happy to do the show for free, his management was able to secure him an appearance fee.
Love Island contestants are paid additional fees for TV or radio commercials, in-store or event appearances, print advertising, digital blog posts and digital advertising.
In-store or event appearances have a daily rate of $1,000 plus travel expenses.
Love Island contestants (picutred) are paid additional fees for TV or radio commercials, in-store or event appearances, print advertising, digital blog posts and digital advertising