Love Island’s Golden Flutes: The Very Practical Reason Islanders Drink From The Glasses

the island of loveFans of aren’t fooled or crossed when it comes to spotting niche moments in the series.

This year, fans are wondering why contestants are drinking from specific gold flutes that are apparently modeled after the same style of wine glass used on Netflix’s Love is Blind.

One Twitter user said: “Obsessed with #LoveIsland gold flutes”

While another pointed to a striking similarity to elsewhere: “Who does Love Island think it is with these faux gold Love is Blind champagne glasses?”

Viewers may be divided on what they think of the glasses, but the reason behind them is actually very helpful for producers.



Eagle-eyed viewers noticed the Love Island stars were drinking from gold glasses this year

Not showing the amount of liquid in each glass means that, for reasons of continuity between editing scenes, it is much easier to edit clips if no one knows how much is in each flute.

The idea was broached by Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen in an interview with Variety“It’s a very authentic, really true follow-up to these people’s journeys, but I like the fact that we have that kind of connective tissue with it in a really light-hearted way, it’s fun.”

Season 4 alumni Eyal Bookerpreviously revealed that alcohol “was very, very limited” on the show and that it was “max two glasses of wine a night and that’s max!”.



Love Is Blind previously had the same gold glasses
Love Is Blind previously had the same gold glasses



Glasses are used for a clever reason to help between editing scenes
Glasses are used for a clever reason to help between editing scenes

And former islander Amy Hart answered a question about whether Islanders could take each other’s drinks.

She replied: “No, and they tell you on day one that if you get caught giving someone your drink, everyone will be banned from drinking for five days.

“Then you’ll let everyone down, so don’t.”

She also answered questions from fans about the continuity of the series, including why the the time on the islanders’ phones is different.

Amy said: “Obviously when you leave the villa you have the right to know what time it is again. So when you go out you talk to people, you find out what time they left in the morning.



The glasses have divided viewers, with some loving them and others finding them hideous
The glasses have divided viewers, with some loving them and others finding them hideous

“Also, once you’re out it’s very easy to practice because you don’t start filming [in the villa] at night until it gets dark, so the two days you’re in Mallorca after, okay it’s getting dark now, it’s a quarter to ten.”

Amy continued, “So obviously you start filming at night at ten o’clock. Two hours to get ready, which brings you back to eight o’clock, then one hour for dinner, which brings you back to seven o’clock, so it’s It’s quite easy to train once outside.”

The blonde went on to admit that she ‘didn’t feel the need to know what time I was in there because I didn’t have to be anywhere, I couldn’t be late anywhere’.

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