The super luxe Love Island villa is located in the middle of violent gangs.
Shockwaves were sent through Cape Town, South Africa when Extreme Security Measures boss Tim Lotter was shot dead multiple times on Sunday.
His murder is believed to be linked to the drugs and prostitution rings plaguing the 11th deadliest city in the world, according to local reports.
It has been alleged The Sexy Boys gang have been linked to the slaying.
A source told IOL : “Prior to his death Lotter was allegedly linked to the nightclub security controlled by the Sexy Boys and other underworld figures.
“It is alleged he jumped ship and joined forces with rivals in the underworld and when the Sexy Boys got wind of it, decided to take him out.
“His move to rival underworld figures would have resulted in huge financial losses to the Sexy Boys.”
Gun-wielding guards will patrol the lavish villa to ensure the safety of the new batch of sexy islanders amid kidnap fears.
TV bosses won’t take any chances as it’s become a concern the villa could become a target for gangs.
Show insiders told The Daily Star : “Producers aren’t taking any chances. It’s been arranged for armed guards to patrol the compound throughout the series.
“They will have them surrounding the area so there is no chance of any breaches…
“If it’s known to everyone in the area that a big TV show is in town, then it will become a target. There are concerns there could be kidnap attempts if things aren’t done carefully.”
ITV previously filmed Survival Of The Fittest in Cape Town last year as an alternative show to Love Island but the show flopped.
Instead, this year they have decided to try their hand at offering up a winter version of Love Island with a few shake-ups.
Caroline Flack stepped down from her hosting job after she was charged with assault by beating.
The former Love Island host, 40, allegedly got into a fight with her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, at her north London home which led to her arrest.
Love Island’s full line-up has finally been announced as the UK brace themselves for another very sexy series of the show.