Love Island Lie Detector is back
So I hear on the grapevine that the producers of Love Island have decided to use the ‘Lie Detector’ again this year saying its an integral part of the show. Will they completely fake it like previous years and make the results up or will they be using the services of a qualified APA professional and using a format and question construction that actually gives some accuracy? Last year in 2018 the Love Island producers made the bold claim that the ‘Lie Detector Test’ that was run on the show was actually real when in fact it was a £99 device bought from Amazon designed for parties and has absolutely no accuracy whatsoever. The results would have been fabricated for television, made up by the producers of the show. I can assure you that no real Lie Detector Test is ever run the same way that was portrayed in the show, our tests last around two hours and comprise of three relevant questions on one issue asked over multiple charts with control questions allowing a qualified examiner to achieve accuracy of 95%, with many scientific studies and research to back this up.
Even former Islanders have questioned results; last year, former 2016 contestant Kady McDermott took to Twitter to respond to fans. After 2018’s Love Island power couple Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham’s future was left hanging in the balance from the lie detector episode, Kady wrote: “Oh you guys actually think it’s a legit lie detector? Lol.” Nathan Massey, winner of the 2016 series, tweeted: “PLEASE Ex-Love Islanders how accurate is the lie-detector test for the sake of my own sanity, I’m losing my mind #loveisland,” to which his LI partner Cara De La Hoyde replied: “It’s not real but they convince you it is major head f**k.”
In 2018 an ITV spokesperson insisted that “the results of the tests are genuine”.
Lie Detectors UK hope that if the Love Island Lie Detector is used again that the producers of the show find their moral compass and inform viewers of the accuracy level which is zero and let fans know this is just for fun, or contact Lie Detectors UKs who have recently been awarded the ‘UKs Best Polygraph Testing Company’ and we can look at doing this segment of the show accurately.