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Love Islanders are given more alcohol on re-coupling nights for ‘Dutch courage, says Amy Day

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Love Island'sAmy Day has revealed that the contestants get more alcohol when there's a re-coupling happening, in order to give them some "Dutch courage."

Whether you've been a die hard fan of the show since season one or you've just found yourself hooked on it this year, you'll know how tense the recoupling ceremonies can be – especially if there's drama bubbling beneath the surface.

So, it makes sense for producers to allow the Islanders a little more liquid courage before those heart-in-mouth sessions around the fire pit.

In an exclusive chat with OK!, Amy said it's true that the Islanders only get two alcoholic drinks per night on the show. She said: "Yeah, but I’m all for it. I think it’s a really good idea that we can’t get absolutely hammered! It would be carnage."

The 24 year old continued: "It’s one or two drinks, then on the night of the re-coupling we were allowed to have three. But that’s over the space of five hours, just to give us that extra bit of Dutch courage."

Amy was voted out of the villa alongside OG Hugo Hammond and the pair got given the boot just 10 days after striking up a seemingly blossoming romance in Casa Amor.

However, after returning to the main villa the spark they shared seemed to fade.

In awkward scenes filmed straight after their exit, Hugo friendzoned Amy, labelling his experience with her as "tragic."

It was clear from Amy's face that she was shocked by Hugo's comments and she later revealed to the Daily Star that "it was really awkward for the camera crew and for me as well".

She continued: "They were all like, 'That must have been a shock.' We had never spoken about just being friends.

"I think it was the fact that he didn't even think to say, 'Oh yeah, me and Ames might go for a coffee, see how things go', it was just an immediate friendzone."

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After the pair left the villa, they reunited on the spin-off show Aftersun in a tense encounter that saw Amy dub Hugo "patronising" and tell Laura Whitmore that he's "terrible with women."

Hugo didn't hold back either, explaining on the show that he felt Amy treated him as her "green card" into the main villa.

Since the cringe-worthy scenes aired, the pair have reunited with Amy admitting that she doesn't want to battle with Hugo. They were spotted out in London at a meal with their co-stars.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

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