Guess what’s back, back again. Love Island’s back, tell a friend…
By Laura Rutkowski, Staff Writer
The Mayans were wrong, but only by eight years – the world didn’t end in 2012 as they predicted, but in 2020. Among other ~ stuff ~, Love Island was cancelled last year. Well, the original summer version was anyway, we were still treated to the winter edition from January to February before the dreaded month of March (dun, dun, duuuun).
But nature is healing. Love Island is returning for a summery series 7, and thank goodness it is, too. Sure, we’re allowed to go outside again, but we’re opting to stay indoors. It sounds strange, we know, but if you’ve seen the show, you’ll understand.
If you haven’t, the concept of the show is simple. Islanders in a Mallorcan villa are made to “couple up”, and the public (and often the islanders themselves) then vote individuals or couples off the island. With re-couplings happening each week, those unfortunate enough to find themselves alone are left out in the cold (well, technically still in the sun) and told to pack their bags.
The winning couple must decide whether they’re in it for the money or for love, and choose whether to split or claim the £50,000 cash prize. If both choose money, they walk away with nothing, but if one chooses money and the other chooses love, the one with money on their mind gets to walk away with the cash. If they both choose love, they both receive £25,000 (plus thousands of Instagram followers, sponsorship deals, club appearances, reality TV offers… naturally!).
Here’s a look at the islanders joining the villa whose love lives we’ll be rooting for more than our own.
Sharon Gaffka, 25, civil servant from Oxford
Liberty Poole, 21, waitress and marketing student from Birmingham
Shannon Singh, 22, model from Fife
Kaz Kamwi, 26, fashion blogger from Essex
Chloe Burrows, 25, financial services marketing executive from Bicester
Faye Winter, 26, lettings manager from Devon
Aaron Francis, 24, luxury events hosts from London
Hugo Hammond, 24, P.E. teacher from Hampshire
Jake Cornish, 24, water engineer from Weston-super-Mare
Brad McClelland, 26, labourer from Northumberland
Toby Aromolaran, 22, semi-pro footballer from Essex
Do we spy an uneven girl:boy ratio? Why, yes we do! Interesting...
Before things inevitably heat up, crack on with our list of 25 reasons we missed Love Island, all things we can look forward to seeing again very soon…
When is ITV2’s Love Island on TV?
Love Island airs at 9pm on ITV2/HD (CH 115/176) every day except Saturdays, with the first episode screening on Monday 28 June. It is also available in Apps & Games > ITV Hub.
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ITV HD is subject to regional variation. ITV HD is not available where STV HD or UTV HD is available.
Catch Up TV: Catch Up TV content available for up to 7 days or up to 30 days after broadcast, depending on content.