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Love Island series 5: It’s a match!

Love Island series 5: It’s a match!

As the drama unfolds, check out our list of 25 things the ITV2 reality show is known for

Guess what’s back, back again. Love Island’s back, tell a friend…

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Unless you’ve been living on an island (um, a different one to Britain, obvs), you’ll probably know that the nation’s favourite guilty pleasure returned to our screens at the beginning of June, with a whole new batch of swimwear-clad singletons looking for love in the most romantic way possible – on television, with cameras filming their every moment. Awww…


For those not in the know, the concept of the show is simple. Islanders 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 has to 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!).


Crack on with our checklist of 25 things that have already happened (or are still bound to happen) as the villa gets busier and the grafting gets craftier! 


Your Love Island checklist

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