Love Island: Intruder removed from villa after breaching security

Millie Court and Lucinda Strafford entered the Love Island villa on Tuesday evening Credit: ITV

An intruder was removed from the Love Island villa after a security breach on Tuesday evening, ITV has said.

The area of the house had to be deep cleaned before islanders were allowed to use it again, under the programme’s strict coronavirus guidelines.

It is understood the intruder did not come into contact with any of the contestants on the show, which is filmed on the Spanish island of Majorca.

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A Love Island spokesman said: “Last night a security breach was identified and an intruder was removed from the villa with immediate effect.

“The safety of both our islanders and our production crew remains our primary concern.

“As part of our stringent Covid safety measures, the villa area that was trespassed has been fully deep cleaned before being made accessible again to the islanders and crew.”

On Tuesday night’s episode, a row erupted in the villa after Hugo Hammond angered a number of the islanders after revealing his biggest turn-off is “fake” personalities and looks.

The 24-year-old PE teacher was forced to apologise to civil servant Sharon Gaffka, 25, and lettings manager Faye Winter, 26, who both said they have had cosmetic procedures done, after they criticised him for his remark.

Producers of this year's show have put more of a focus on the contestants' mental health following the suicide of the former host Caroline Flack, 40, in February 2020.

Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2 and the ITV Hub.