It’s been a long time coming, but we now finally know when we can give up our social lives and get hooked on this year’s edition of Love Island.
It was announced today that the highly-anticipated new season will kick off on Monday, June 5 and we cannot wait.
ITV2 this morning tweeted a short clip of the show’s host Caroline Flack on a lilo, along with the hashtag #DayDotIsComing.
— ITV2 (@itv2) May 20, 2019
As for who is heading into the villa, well rumours have been knocking about. Star of RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars Curtis Pritchard is said to be taking part in the show this summer. A source told The Sun, “His body is ideal for being in swimwear all day, plus he’s a lovely bloke with a great sense of humour so is sure to be a hit with the ladies.
“They are also hoping that he will bring some sexy salsa moves to the villa.”
And the 23-year-old isn’t the only well-known face who is rumoured to be making an appearance on the show this year. It’s also rumoured that we will see boxer Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy on our screens this summer.
Last week, it was confirmed that the show was to go ahead despite the cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Calls for Love Island to be pulled from ITV2’s schedule came following the news that the Jeremy Kyle Show had been permanently cancelled after a guest died from suicide before their episode was due to air.
Mike Thalassitis, who appeared on Love Island in 2017, was found dead in March of this year at the age of 26. Meanwhile, Sophie Gradon, who appeared on the show in 2016, was found dead last year at the age of 32. Her boyfriend also died by suicide shortly after.