Why The Love Islanders Are Drinking Gold Champagne Flutes Revealed – And It Makes The Producers’ Job Easier

There have been a number of changes to Love Island this year, including a brand new villa.

But it’s not just the islander’s new home that has viewers talking.


Love Island viewers wondered why the contestants are now drinking from gold champagne glasses1 credit
Using glasses helps producers ensure continuity when editing footage


Using glasses helps producers ensure continuity when editing footage1 credit

As the naughty antics unfolded, Love Island fans noticed the striking gold champagne flutes the contestants drink from one night.

Some have even realized they look a lot like the ones used in Netflix’s own dating show, Love is Blind.

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: “Who do Love Island think they are for with these faux gold Love is Blind champagne glasses?”

Another added: “Obsessed with #LoveIsland gold flutes”.

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Turns out there’s a pretty practical reason for their inclusion in this year’s series, as well as aesthetics.

The opaque nature of the glasses means that no one can see how much liquid they contain, which is a big help for producers when it comes to continuity.

When it comes to editing scenes for the final version of each episode, it helps for consistency not to see if a drink has gone up and down in quantity between shots.

Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen previously addressed the subject for his show in an interview with Variety: “It’s a very authentic and really true follow-up to these people’s journeys, but I love that we have that kind of connective tissue with that in a very light way, it’s fun.”

Meanwhile, the islanders are limited to the amount of alcohol they receive each night.

The series’ four-star Eyal Booker previously revealed it was “max two glasses of wine a night and that’s max!”.

And former Islander Amy Hart answered questions from fans about whether the contestants could have a drink with each other.

She said: “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.”

Love Island continues tomorrow, Sunday June 18 at 9 p.m. on ITV2.

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