By Kate Thomas for MailOnline
Published: 08:40 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 08:51 BST, 22 July 2019
With just one week left to go on Love Island, Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague seem to have a clear shot at taking home the £50,000 prize money.
TV bosses have now been forced to hit back at claims the show is 'fixed' by producers in favour of the couple they want to win, following a resurfaced Reddit Q&A from last year's series featuring an alleged former employee.
Quizzed whether showrunners 'manipulate the show based on who they want to win', the so-called source (said to have been confirmed by moderators) wrote, 'Yeah, absolutely'.
Firing back: Love Island bosses have been forced to hit back at claims the show is 'fixed' by producers in favour of the couple they want to win
'They’re deciding who makes best tv, who is the most frustrating to work with and such things. It’s not just one person saying “oh no I like them”. It’s an informed decision', the insider claimed.
They continued: 'Nothing’s scripted per se, however there is a lot of producer interventions and setting up for the cameras and reshoots. It’s constructed reality at its core.'
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: 'As anyone who watches the show regularly would know, Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements that are reflective of what's happening in the villa, and is a fair and accurate representation of villa life.
Orchestrated? Quizzed whether showrunners 'manipulate the show based on who