BRITAIN’s favourite Villa is on official lockdown after a YouTube Prankster broke into the complex in Mallorca, Spain, and streamed it live on Instagram.
Prankster Omer Majid caused the security scare after break into the villa complex in Mallorca, Spain.
ITV producers said the trespasser was removed by onsite security – with fears raised over the COVID-19 bubble that is wrapped around the Spanish site.
The intrusion is particularly unfortunate this year, given the islanders are in a closely controlled Covid-secure bubble.
The prankster did not come into contact with any of the contestants.
TV production website Deadline reported that ITV Studios-owned producer Lifted Entertainment – that makes Love Island for ITV2 has now “beefed up” security on the show to prevent future break-ins.
A Love Island spokeswoman told the website: “Last night a security breach was identified and an intruder was removed from the villa with immediate effect. The safety of both our islanders and our production crew remains our primary concern.”
“As part of our stringent COVID safety measures, the Villa area that was trespassed has been fully deep cleaned before being made accessible again to the islanders and crew.”
In the grainy video, someone is heard saying “you’re trespassing” and Majid is pictured being escorted off the premises. It does not appear that he gained access to the inside of the villa, where the contestants were located.
Majid told the Daily Star that he found an entry point to the complex “via the trees and hills.”
He added: “They spotted my cameraman and told him to get out I then ran for the villa and called my friend so he could put me back on the live stream… They put code red on which meant locking everybody up that was cast.”