The super luxurious Love Island villa sits amidst violent gangs.
The shockwaves were sent to Cape Town, South Africa, when head of extreme security measures Tim Lotter was shot dead several times on Sunday.
His murder is believed to be linked to the drugs and rings of prostitution that plague the eleventh most deadly city in the world, according to local reports.
The Sexy Boys gang has been claimed to have been linked to the killing.
Love Island bosses have confirmed that there is no connection between the murdered man and the villa.
A source told IOL: “Before his death, Lotter was allegedly tied to the security of the night club controlled by the Sexy Boys and other characters from the underworld.
“He is said to have jumped the ship and joined forces with rivals in the underworld and when the Sexy Boys took over, they decided to take him out.
“His move to rival hell figures would have resulted in huge financial losses for the Sexy Boys.”
Gun-armed guards patrol the sumptuous villa to ensure the safety of the new group of sexy islanders amid fears of kidnapping.
TV chiefs will not take risks as it has become a concern the villa could become a target for gangs.
Insiders told The Daily Star: “Producers are not taking any risks. It has been arranged for armed guards to patrol the complex throughout the series.
“They will have them surrounding the area so that there is no possibility of violations …
“If everyone in the area is known that a big TV show is in town, then it will become a target. There are concerns that there may be kidnapping attempts if things aren’t done carefully.”
ITV previously filmed Survival Of The Fittest in Cape Town last year as an alternative show on Love Island, but the show failed.
Instead, this year they decided to try their hand at offering a winter version of Love Island with some modifications.
Caroline Flack resigned from her hosting job after being accused of assault by beating.
The former 40-year-old Love Island host allegedly quarreled with his boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, at his north London home, causing his arrest.
The complete line-up of Love Island has finally been announced as the UK prepares for another very sexy show series.