Love Island 2022 start date, rumored lineup, new villa location and everything we know so far
Love Island will return next month for series eight with a brand new villa and a new batch of sparkling singletons.
With host Laura Whitmore at the helm, viewers can expect romance, re-couplings, shock dumps, and plenty of drama.
The trailer for the 2022 edition was teased on Britain’s Got Talent last week and poked fun at rival shows Too Hot To Handle and Live Is Blind.
“224 islanders have slowed through the gates of famous Love Island villas, but don’t believe me our bromances, babies and brides can tell you why we’re number one,” said Iain Stirling.
“This summer, love isn’t blind, it’s neon and we can handle the heat. We’ve got a hearthmate. We’ve got love.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming series, from the start date to the rumored line-up:
When will Love Island start?
Love Island will be back in full force when it launches on Monday June 6 at 9pm on ITV2, following the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
The launch usually shows the girls entering the villa in an array of skimpy swimsuits, popping champagne before forming a line in the garden of the stunning villa.
Host Laura then introduces the boys one by one, with the girls standing up if they decide to pair up.
Who are the rumored islanders?
ITV has yet to announce the official list of contestants for Love Island 2022.
But that hasn’t stopped people from discussing who could potentially appear at the villa this year.
There are rumors that several people are heading to sunny Mallorca this summer.
One of the first rumored contestants was Sophie Draper.
The 22-year-old beautician from Nottingham had dated Premiership footballer Matty Cash.
But after four years together, Draper suddenly parted ways with Cash last year and ITV bosses are said to have met her as they began looking for new candidates.
In previous seasons, many influencers have joined the cast of Love Island and it looks like that’s not likely to change this year.
Another alleged candidate is Turkish actress and influencer Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.
She already has 300,000 Instagram followers, including Wayne Linekar and Pete Wicks, and it has been reported that she will be visiting the villa this year.
Brad McDermott is another popular favorite who is rumored to join the villa this year.
Her sister, Zara M cDermott, was an Islander on the dating show’s fourth season, but now her brother Brad might be following in her footsteps.
Brad was rumored to have been in talks with Love Island producers to appear on this year’s show.
A source told The Sun: “Brad is a young, handsome guy, and he’s seen how appearing on Love Island has completely transformed Zara’s life.”
Basketball player Jordan Spencer, 27, is rumored to appear on this year’s series.
Meanwhile, boxer Joshua Legrove is also said to be in talks with show bosses to appear on the show.
And Ronan Keating stalled when asked if his daughter would be joining the cast of Love Island this summer.
There have been rumors that Missy, who he shares with ex-wife Yvonne Connolly, is putting on a swimsuit and soaking up the sun at the famous villa.
While appearing on Good Morning Britain this week, Ronan, 45, remained extremely vague about whether or not the rumors are true.
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Host Ben Shephard asked: “As you know I’m very excited to hear the rumor that Missy, your daughter, may be heading to Love Island?
“Is there any truth, are we going to watch it in the new series?”
What is the new villa?
Love Island is set to look a little different this year, with contestants heading to a brand new villa in Mallorca.
The new villa looks much more rustic than the old one, which featured a large glass entrance, but it looks like it’s finally taking shape as workers were busy preparing the building for the show’s launch on June 6.
It looks like the new work could see some classic Love Island elements added to the villa, with images showing that construction of a modern terrace has begun.
Sleek white boxes and panels could be seen on the newly built terrace, which could form an outdoor kitchen and bar.
It wouldn’t be Love Island without romantic lighting and electricians have already been spotted dangling light bulbs.
What will be different this year?
Love Island bosses said the move to the new villa was to “improve the show”, but fans needn’t worry about too many changes as they promised the return of some very popular villa features. popular, including the famous fire pit.
They are also said to be expanding the gym so lovers can watch their flames blossom from afar.
And it’s going to be a summer of sustainability for this year’s Islanders, as contestants wear second-hand clothes on the show.
Love Island bosses have announced they will be ditching fast fashion for the eighth series in a bid to be more environmentally friendly.
Previously, Love Island partnered with Missguided and I Saw It First, but the show has come under fire for promoting fast fashion brands, which have a detrimental impact on the environment.
Instead, the show is partnering with eBay this year to provide singles with a shared wardrobe of pre-loved clothes.
Who hosts this series?
Laura Whitmore has reportedly signed a £500,000 deal to host this series, after previous speculation she may be stepping down from the role.
The presenter, 37, took over hosting duties on the ITV2 dating show after Caroline Flack resigned in 2019.
Laura’s husband, Iain Stirling, will return as a voiceover for the series.
What’s the trailer?
Love Island released its first official trailer for the upcoming eighth series earlier this month.
The sassy promo saw Love Island voice-over artist Iain Stirling take a look at other dating shows including Love Is Blind as he joked “Love isn’t blind , it’s neon”.
For the past few years, Love Island has been competing against rival dating shows, but in the latest teaser they declare “we are number one” and tell fans that “the OGs of love are here”.
The colorful animated trailer also poked fun at some of the funniest moments from the latest series, including winner Millie Court’s piano playing.
The clip sadly doesn’t hint at any of the new contestants yet, but it does give Love Island fans plenty to look forward to, including a return from the famous household.
What channel is Love Island on?
Love Island returns to ITV2, its time slot is 9pm and will run daily, with ITV bosses notifying viewers of any schedule changes.
There will be a recap episode on Saturday and after Sunday’s episode, Laura will present spin-off show Aftersun.
Aftersun sees a panel of celebrities comment on the drama of the week as well as interviews with ax islanders.
Who won Love Island 2021?
Millie Court and Liam Reardon have won Love Island 2021.
The pair had battled Toby Aromolaran and Chloe Burrows but managed to beat the pair to clinch the crown.
Welsh bricklayer Liam, 22, and fashion buyer Millie, 24, gasped when host Laura Whitmore announced their names as this year’s winners.
The couple were then asked to open their individual envelopes, which saw Liam with nothing and Millie with £50,000.
To no one’s surprise, despite pleas from fans not to after her Casa Amor antics, Millie decided to split the money with Liam.