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Katherine Heslop & Paul T Smith

Love Island's Paige Thorne says ITV2 show 'enhanced' for entertainment purposes

Love Island's Paige Thorne says producers 'banned' her from talking to Scots hunk Jay Younger for weeks when he first entered the swanky villa.

Paige, 24, also said the ITV2 hit show should come with a warning it had been "enhanced" for the entertainment purposes of those watching at home.

During an episode of the Saving Grace podcast, Paige said she "hated" the Baywatch outfit she wore, writes The Mirror.

Paige told Podcast host Grace Kelly: "Jay came in, he was my type to a tee, and then I wasn't allowed to speak to him for a week. We just kept apart."

Grace then asked: "Is that when he was speaking to Ekin?," to which Paige replied: "Yeah and that was the time I was getting to know Jacques, so Jacques has come in two days before then Jay came in and then weren't allowed to get to know each other."

She went on: "You know how shows come on with a warning before it's on, 'this show has been enhanced purely for your entertainment', it should probably come with that warning, I will be honest."

Paige claims she and Jay were kept from getting to know each other for a week in the villa (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Paige added: "It's TV at the end of the day, it isn't as it seems."

Paige was also asked if there were any outfits she hated wearing on the show, to which she immediately replied: "My Pamela Anderson one, the blonde wig, come on, are you kidding me?", adding: "I hated my outfit."

She also revealed that the cast weren't given music to rehearse to ahead of the heart rate challenge – which saw them each perform a sexy routine to get heart rates up. They only heard the music as they started walking out for the challenge, she said.

Although Paige wasn't a fan of her Baywatch-inspired outfit, which saw her don a red swimsuit, she disliked the first outfit show bosses gave her even more.

"The first one was even worse, when I went in that beach hut I went 'I'm not f****** going out there. I'm not wearing that'. It was like this sailor outfit, and it was like shoulder pads, it was sequins," she recalled.

Paige likened the outfit to the marshmallow monster in the Ghostbusters film, who wears a sailor hat.

The reality star also said she would have liked more variety in the challenges, telling Grace: "You do a sexy dance once, aren't they all the same? So why do we keep doing sexy, 'sexy' stuff, do something fun."

In the episode, Paige also broke her silence on her split with Adam Collard, who she met in the villa, and also said she has been in contact with Jacques O'Neill, who she was getting to know before he left the show.

She said: "There has been slight contact. No contact with the lips. Let’s not forget how this boy done me in Casa [Amor]."

The Daily Record's sister title, The Mirror has contacted ITV for comment.

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