FORMER Love Island contestant Zara McDermott revealed “there’s loads of people” in the villa and not just the contestants.
Grilled by her boyfriend Sam Thompson as they watched the latest episode, he asked if the Islanders cooked their own meals because he’d “been thinking about this for a while.”
Then Zara dropped the bombshell about the secret villa visitors.
“No, you cook your own breakfast and then you have caterers for lunch and dinner,” she revealed.
“They cook the food on-site and they bring the food into the villa and you serve yourself like at a buffet.”
Sam interjected: “So basically it’s like there’s loads of people just chilling around.”
Zara agreed: “Yeh there’s loads of people chilling around while you’re eating.”
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Thanks to Sam’s interrogations on his Instagram stories, Zara has revealed many villa secrets.
The 25-year-old recently admitted that the contestants are pre-warned by show bosses that a text is incoming before someone’s phone pings.
Lounging on the sofa, Sam recorded himself asking Zara: “Question, about the text.
“Are you told you have to say, ‘I’ve got a text’? Because everyone says, ‘I’ve got a text’. Or is it just the done thing?”
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She told him: “Just the done thing.”
He then asked: “Do you know you’re about to get a text? Because they’ve all got phones in their hands. They’re not just holding them all day.”
Smiling, Zara replied: “Well, I think you’ve just answered the question.”
Getting excited, he said: “So they do get told? Do they go, ‘Look guys, sit on that bed, you’re about to get a text’.”
She explained: “They would be like, ‘Maybe you should all have your phones in your hands…”
Zara was working as a government adviser before appearing on Love Island as a late ‘bombshell’ arrival.
She met fellow Islander Adam Collard on the show and they dated for eight months once the series had finished.
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The following summer, Zara began dating Sam Thompson and admitted they were “inseparable” from the moment they met.
Since leaving the villa, she has forged a career as a documentary maker and TV presenter, earning herself two BAFTA nominations.