IT’S the news we’ve all been waiting for.
As if the prospects for this summer couldn’t get better, Love Island is set to return to our screens on June 28.
Read our Love Island 2021 live blog for the latest updates
When will Love Island 2021 start?
Love Island will start on Monday, June 28 at 9pm.
The show usually runs from the beginning of June for eight weeks until August.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic it is due to start and end a little later than usual.
The official start date has been leaked by an Instagram fan page[/caption]
If the pandemic has not altered the course of events too much, we can expect to see the 2021 edition run on a similar timeframe.
Laura Whitmore spoke about the return of the show to The Telegraph’s Stella magazine in February.
She said: “I have been told that it’s coming back. I love doing it, it’s such a fun show”.
Nando’s waitress Liberty Poole is among contestants on this year’s show[/caption]
Where will Love Island be held?
The show is set to return to the iconic villa in Majorca.
The Sun exclusively revealed work on the site is in full swing.
A source told us: “Love Island bosses are determined to return to the villa this summer and have worked hard to make it happen.
“Although they are confident the series will go ahead in the original location, there are still concerns over rules suddenly changing. However, at the moment it’s looking good.”
Dozens of people have been seen working at the Majorca villa[/caption]
Who are the 2021 Love Island contestants?
The names of the contestants competing in this year’s series have been revealed.
The sizzling line-up is as follows:
- Former Only Fans star Shannon Singh
- Nando’s waitress and marketing student Liberty Poole
- Civil servant Sharon Gaffka
- Fashion blogger Kaz Kamwi
- Marketing executive Chloe Burrows
- Lettings manager Faye Winter
- Labourer Brad McClelland
- Luxury events host Aaron Francis
- Water engineer Jake Cornish
- Semi-pro footballer Toby Aromolaran
- PE teacher Hugo Hammond
Semi-pro footballer Toby Aromolaran is also in the line up[/caption]
What have ITV said about the series?
In a statement, ITV said: “Love Island returns for its seventh sizzling series, as a host of new singletons seek to find their perfect match.
“Returning to ITV2, the Islanders must do their best to flirt, date, couple up and try and avoid being ‘dumped’.
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ITV announced series 7 was being moved to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in May last year.
So this long-awaited series is set to be a popular one with Love Island fans who have been deprived of the show for a year!
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