We found out what the Islanders do on Saturdays, their only day off in the villa
Dani Dyer’s hair has got girls’ trip written all over it
If you noticed Dani's dramatic overnight glow up a few nights ago and wondered when she had the time to dye her hair, get her eyelashes done and tint her eyebrows – same.
— Filipe Orlando 🌏 (@MrFilipeOrlando) July 23, 2018
It turns out the Islanders have a day off on Saturday, which is the only day of they week they're not filming for the show. And basically, they can do whatever the hell they want because being filmed 24/7 must erode your general wellbeing and soul.
We found out everything the Islanders get up to on Saturdays:
They get pampered, getting their hair and nails done
Saturdays are a day of beauty for the Islanders. If they wish to, the girls can get any beauty treatment done like their nails, lashes or hair. The boys can get whatever treatment they want done too and might even get their hair cut.
Cara from Season Two confirmed this when she spoke to Hello! Magazine. She said: “After a couple of weeks in, we had someone to come in and do our nails. The boys all got their hair cut because by then Nathan looked like Shaggy from Scooby Doo. They give you little treats. They had a massage the day before the final, too.”
They're allowed to venture outside the villa
The Islanders are allowed to leave the villa, but they're not allowed to interact with the outside world. The producers make sure they're taken to places where no one can spot them and they can't speak to anyone.
And it looks like they may have made a trip to McDonald's because a cup was spotted in the bedroom a few nights ago.
— Holly (@ladydelaney1) July 23, 2018
Last year the girls were pictured leaving the villa and heading out to town during the day. They were chaperoned to a salon ahead of the final. Apparently it was a "rare treat" after a stressful week.
But it's all at the producers' discretion and the freedom to leave the villa can be taken away
Olivia Attwood from last season told Metro that she was given a day off but wasn't allowed one again after she ran away to a bar to do shots. She said: "Amber, Montana and I we were being chaperoned on our one day off and we ran away to a bar and started doing shots!
"We got in so much trouble, I thought they were going to chuck us off the island! I’ve never seen anyone so angry."
The Islanders aren't filmed on Saturdays and don't have microphones on them, so they're allowed to talk about anything
Chris Williamson, from the first season, revealed: “Once a week we were allowed to leave the villa and weren’t filmed so none of the viewers would ever know. There was a day every week when footage wasn't needed, which was liberating as you could talk about anything.”
But there are chaperones around who make sure no sneaky or dramatic conversations happen
Cara from the second season told Glamour Magazine: "Dinner was the best because it was total downtime. You sit with the chaperones and it's not filmed and you have no mics on as they are changing all the batteries.
"You are not allowed to have sneaky conversations then that’s why the chaperones are there to watch you. If someone was to have a dramatic argument then you can't go back and recreate it."