LOVE Island WILL feature spin-off villa Casa Amor this series, despite fans’ concerns it had been axed.
The Sun can reveal the iconic second house is to be used in the ITV2 show, but will look different to eagle-eyed viewers.
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Casa Amor, seen here in 2019, has long been a fixture of Love Island[/caption]
It will be a completely new building, but will still go by the name meaning ‘Love House’ in Spanish.
Fans had feared it would be axed for the upcoming series, which starts on Monday, after it was excluded from the US and South African versions of the show.
It has been at the epicentre of some of the juggernaut programme’s most explosive scenes in previous years.
It sees producers take half of the contestants to a rival villa where they are introduced a whole new set of Islanders, in the hope they will stray.
Couples get split up with boys and girls sent to different villas in Majorca[/caption]
The twist is a big drama boost for the show, which is hosted by Laura Whitmore[/caption]
In 2018, Ofcom received more than 2,500 complaints over scenes where eventual winner Dani Dyer was shown video footage of boyfriend Jack Fincham appearing to cheat on her with an ex put in Casa Amor.
A show source said: “It’s the twist that makes the show and gives them some of their best scenes and ratings.
“The episodes where half of the cast go to Casa Amor always rate really highly so producers were keen to keep it in.
“It’s part of the fabric of the show and viewers absolutely love it. When producers are going to introduce it into the series remains to be seen, but when it does it’s sure to shake things up.”
The girls enjoying a toast outside Casa Amor in the 2019 series[/caption]
Like the main villa it has sun loungers and a pool that is never used[/caption]
Casa Amor is the ultimate test for the Love Island couples as viewers discover whether the contestants will choose to stay or stray.
In the last series, viewers were shocked to see Callum ditch Shaughna as she uttered the immortal line: “Congrats hun.”
The controversial challenge usually pops up about midway through each series of Love Island.
It sees the lads shipped off to a separate luxury bolthole, which is then filled with six new single female contestants.
Casa Amor got a new location in 2020 when the show came from South Africa[/caption]
Presenter Laura Whitmore will oversee the introduction of Casa Amor[/caption]
Meanwhile, the girls stay in the main villa to see if they have their heads turned by new boys.
Casa Amor usually lasts for around three to four days – which is enough time for Islanders to ditch their previous beau and crack on with someone new.
The second villa of Casa Amor was introduced to the show in its third series in 2017 and it has certainly added some spice and unmissable drama to the show over the years.
Things were going well between 2017 Love Island winners Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, but Casa Amor saw the entrance of hair stylist Chyna Ellis, who Kem got very close with.
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In 2018, Casa Amor threw a spanner in the works again when things began to get steamy between Josh Denzel, and newcomer Kaz Crossley, who he chose in favour of staying with the girl he was originally coupled with, Georgia Steel.
In 2019, the girls, including the likes of Anna Vakili and Maura Higgins, were sent to Casa Amor and were joined by five single boys, and fans will remember Anna came back into the main villa with Ovie Soko ditching Jordan Hames, who had remained faithful.
Meanwhile, the boys left in the main villa were joined by five single girls and Michael Griffiths chose to ditch Amber Gill and couple up with new girl Joanna Chimonides.