I went on Love Island and I was shocked by how much producers manipulated us, says Amy Day | The Sun

LOVE Island alumni Amy Day has given a damning verdict on the show's producers, claiming the matchmaking team "don't control you but manipulate you."

The actress, 25, who starred in last year's show, arrived as a bombshell in Casa Amor.

Yet despite stepping foot in the spin-off villa mid way through the Love Island series, Amy told how rules were just as strict.

The Surrey lass told the Daily Star of life in the Love Island compound, which is new set in a Mallorca villa, and said: "It was quite restricted, so I actually thought it would be a lot more fun than it was.

"Producers would tell you when to do everything like, wake up now, go to bed now, do this now.

"It was more than what I thought before I went in, I wasn't stupid I went in knowing this is a game show but I thought I'd be able to wake up at 8am and go for a swim, have a coffee."


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In a damning verdict she added: "They don't control you but they manipulate you."

Amy coupled up with PE teacher Hugo Hammond during her stint on the show – yet they endured a bitter split when he dismissed her as a "holiday romance."

At the time, fans demanded the "time waster" hunk should be axed after he suggested she "hadn't been trying" during their time together.

Addressing her experience, Amy told the same publication: "I wish I knew how fake it was, everything was fake, but Hugo was the biggest example of fakeness, to be honest.

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"He was playing the nice boy card but he was the opposite. I'm not surprised we haven't heard of him for a while.

"I've got no regrets apart from staying with Hugo."

Meanwhile, prior to her entry into last year's show, she said she had entered Love Island for one reason – to find her dream fella.

She said: "I'm here to find love. So I would let them know I am interested and then gauge what they're feeling as well.

"I will step on toes if needs be, but that's obviously not my aim. But they might also realise what they had was just because that's all they had.

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"I'm clearly not very good at dating myself.

"I'm looking forward to the experience and the potential of finding someone I might not have met."

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