CAPE FEAR Love Island bosses warned not to film in ‘murder capital’ Cape Town as it’s ‘too dangerous
Updated: Aug 11, 2019
Locals were left taken aback to analyze that ITV booked a villa in the Rainbow country and entreated the broadcaster to "think once more".
One man or woman wrote on Twitter: “Coming to Cape Town? Are you insane? We don’t have a knife problem like within the UK. Here they shoot you dead.”
Another said: “Who wants to locate love in Cape Town? The crime rate has risen 18% this 12 months. No thanks.”
Chilling messages on social media have referenced the country's gun problem which sees 47 shootings eveyday l that safe? I've handiest ever heard horrific matters."
South Africa is near a "war sector" and has been became a bloody shade of crimson with the homicide charge seeing its largest growth since the cease of apartheid.
The homicide rate has risen with the aid of 30 consistent with cent over the past six years and police officers patrol the streets with shotguns amid the rise in violence.
Despite warnings from fans, it's complete steam in advance at the display and Love Island bosses are already casting for the iciness version – looking for a virgin, a person associated with royalty and even a STRIPPER to take part.
Producers have positioned out a casting call to agents and talent spotters asking for them to place forward ability Islanders for auditions.
And many of the requests – which consist of a ‘profession woman’, ‘Essex female’ and a ‘attractive siren’ – there are a few more uncommon alternatives.
Bosses want a person who's associated with royalty, a male virgin and a female stripper – who they add have to be ‘elegant’ too.
They’re also asking for a ‘rock chick’, a girl with tattoos and a male ‘surfer dude’ … which Lucie Donlan actually requested on the show THIS series. Love Island has been approached for comment.The Sun Online previously revealed that bosses also wanted goth girls and twins to appear on the show, which starts filming in early January in South Africa.
The show has had a brief connection to royalty in the past – with series three contestant Camilla Thurlow dating Prince Harry before appearing on the series.
Last year, former stripper Megan Barton-Hanson found love with nuclear engineer Wes Nelson.
And on last year’s show, viewers joked that Dr Alex George was a virgin – before he revealed he’d had a threesome on a wild night out.
The source said: "It’s no secret that contestants for the show come through a lot of different channels.
"As well as tens of thousands of people applying through ITV’s website this year, the show accepts contestants put forward by talent scouts and agents, and producers approach people on social media too."
Reports claimed that this year’s winners Amber Gill and Greg O Shea were handpicked for the show by producers, and only six of the Islanders actually filled out applications to be on the show – including Ovie, Joe and Amy Hart.