Love Island bosses forced to call police and increase security after man in hot air balloon lands in villa | The Sun

LOVE Island bosses are reviewing security for the next series after a hot air balloon landed at the villa.

Shocked Love Island production staff called the police after a man chartered the balloon so he could propose to his girlfriend at the famous location.

The incident happened during the last series of the hit ITV2 show, won by Ekin-Su Cuculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti.

A source said: “It sounds romantic but the hot air balloon proposal caused a bit of a stink with security.

“Keeping the contestants safe is a priority and the fact someone could get so close was worrying – even though there was no bad intention.

“Out of the blue this hot air balloon landed next to the villa and a man jumped out and proposed to his girlfriend.

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“The police were called and security went over and moved them on. They were gone so quickly the cops turned up after they had gone.

“It was a bit of a wake-up call and for the next series in Mallorca they will be reviewing security to see if there is anything they can do to tighten it up.

“This seems like it was just a mad one off but no one wants to take any chances.”

A second source confirmed to The Sun the incident happened before the contestants arrived in the villa.

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Love Island will return in January for the winter series of the hit ITV2 show.

Maya Jama is taking up the role of host after Laura Whitmore left.

The Sun exclusively revealed how former Radio 1 star Maya had been chosen to front Love Island in September.

An ITV source said: “Maya was ITV’s dream option.

“She is fun, beautiful and a brilliant presenter.

“She was discussed as a possible replacement for Caroline Flack two years ago — but now the time is right.

“They think she’ll make the show her own and carry on from where Caroline left off.”

Just weeks later Maya and ITV confirmed she was Love Island’s new host.

Maya said: “I’ve always been such a massive Love Island fan and I’m so excited to be hosting one of the nation’s favourite shows.

“I can’t wait to get into the Villa to meet all of the Islanders.”

Irish host Laura quit in August after two years.

She said she found elements of the production “very difficult” when she revealed she was leaving.

Laura said: “I hate having anything I’m not allowed to say. I couldn’t ask Love Islanders if they were OK.”

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Addressing controversy over the Islanders in the last series — bullying and misogynistic behaviour were alleged — she said: “It is hard.

“Your face is the front of the show but I am one tiny person and have no producing role so I couldn’t say if I didn’t think something was OK.”

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