Love Island 2022 – New series starts TONIGHT with fans all saying the same thing about Gemma Owen & Paige Thorn

LOVE ISLAND kicks off tonight after a year away from TV screens.

The reality series is welcoming a bunch of fresh contestants, who were announced last week, and are hoping to find romance in a brand new Majorca villa.

The first episode of the new season tonight will last for 95 minutes, ending at 10.35pm.

Episodes of Love Island will air at 9pm every night on ITV2 – except for Saturdays. Instead, fans will be treated to an 'Unseen Bits' special, featuring a roundup of exclusive unaired content from earlier in the week.

The episodes can be viewed on ITV2 and the ITV Hub live and will later be made available on catch up. 

The show will be getting off to a very different start this year, as narrator Iain Stirling teased the change on ITV’s Lorraine.

He said: "I’m coming at you now with a big fat exclusive. We’re mixing things up this year I can tell you.

"This year, for the first year ever, we want you guys at home to play Cupid, and you will have your say which boy couples up with which girl. All you have to do is go over to the Love Island app right now and decide who you want to couple up with who.

"The poll is live right now, and the poll will close again tomorrow morning at 9am. It’s a fantastic poll, where you get to decide who’s being coupled up with who."

Read our Love Island blog below for the latest news, gossip and updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    First look inside the new villa (1/2)

    LOVE Island has opened the doors to its brand new villa – and here is your FIRST LOOK inside the stunning new Majorca pad.

    The ITV2 hit show's crew have been beavering away for weeks to get the rural six bedroom property ready for the first show next Monday.

    The swanky new home for the show boasts the biggest kitchen ever, a brand new beach hut chair and a funky new bedroom where the action will (hopefully) happen.

    The show's famous outdoor kitchen is back and is the biggest cooking space yet.

    It boasts an L-shaped white island with granite coloured built-in units and drawers.

    The whole thing is set on wooden decking, overlooking a seating area and the rolling hills.

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    Is Islander Davide Sanclimenti on Instagram and TikTok?

    Davide is on Instagram with over seven thousand followers as of May 2022.

    Follow him on @davidesancli where you'll find lots of sexy selfies.

    It does not appear that he has a TikTok account.

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    £500 clothing allowance

    Last years contestant, Brett Staniland, 27, said Love Islanders bring multiple outfits to be approved by the camera crew, but are also offered clothing from the show’s sponsors, according to Brett.

    He says: “Before you go in you get sent a code that gives you £500 credit on an online store and then they deliver everything to the villa where you are quarantining.

    “Then when you’re in Casa Amor there’s a big duffle bag delivered to you every three or four days that contains swimwear, trainers, evening outfits and everything.

    “It’s like a whole wardrobe of brand new stuff every few days and if you talk to the team, you can request specific items, like more underwear, socks or anything else you need.”

    One regular section of the show that doesn’t make the final cut is cast members getting approval for their clothes every day. 

    Brett says: “You have to hold up your shirt to make sure it doesn’t make the cameras strobe. Often they are like, ‘Yeah, you can’t wear that.’

    “I filmed my entrance scenes while the Islanders were out on a challenge, but because my shorts caused camera problems they had to stall them while we filmed it all over again.”

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    Petition to have Love Island shown in pubs!

    Would you watch Love Island in a pub?

    With more than 3 million viewers, Love Island is THE dating show… and it's back on our screens TONIGHT!

    ITV’s Love Island Twitter page wrote: “Petition to start showing #LoveIsland in pubs Just imagine the scenes…”

    Count us in!

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    Love Island 2022 contestants to receive Inclusion Training

    Duty of care has been extended this year, to make sure no one is left out or made to feel bad about themselves.

    This should be a vital turning point for the show, which will see contestants being educated on inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race, ethnicity, behaviours and micro-aggressions.

    Black female contestants had been snubbed in previous years, and viewers found it hard to watch them being picked last.

    Stunning girls Samira Almighty, Yewande Baila, Kaz Kamwi and Rachel Finni all had a pretty tricky time when it came to the coupling up ceremonies.

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    Tasha Ghouri: 'I was born completely deaf but it’s not a disability'

    LOVE Island’s Tasha Ghouri says that being deaf is her “superpower” – especially when it comes to dating.

    Viewers will see the hearing-impaired model and dancer, 23, wearing a cochlear implant and lip-reading in the villa.

    Chatting before entering the ITV2 villa in Majorca, she said: “I call it my superpower.

    “I don’t call it a disability because it’s something I don’t like — it sounds negative. With boys, because I’m so confident about it, I think they find that attractive.

    “I don’t shy away from it. It’s like, if you don’t accept it that’s your loss, but I’m a fun, wild girl.”

    Tasha was born deaf due to sensory loss, with the tiny, essential hairs on the cochlear in her inner ear missing or damaged.

    Her implant has small fibre optics which are pushed into the cochlear to stimulate fluid and send messages to the brain, while the outer section contains a tiny computer that is programmed for the frequency of her loss.

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    Rachel Finni: 'These are the hacks to make it to the final'

    LOVE Island's Rachel Finni has shared useful beauty tips on how to survive in the Majorcan villa.

    The 30-year-old appeared on the ITV2 reality show as the first black bombshell ever last year, but she never reached the final.

    She took to Instagram last night and shared advice on how to handle the long hours filming in the sunshine, and what to pack for Love Island, in a post titled "to my melanated beauties".

    Rachel said sunscreen is a necessity because "you never film in the shade so you will catch that sexy sun.

    Another tip she said was to "buy foundation up to 3 shades darker than your skin tone.

    Read the article in full here.

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    Love Island bosses on high alert due to travel chaos

    LOVE Island bosses are on high alert to “adapt” the show if Britain’s travel chaos scuppers their planned flights to and from Majorca. 

    Host Laura Whitmore flies multiple times throughout the series to present from the main villa on the Balearic isle as well as from a studio in London for spin-off show Aftersun. 

    And fresh Islanders arrive throughout the ITV2 show’s run, which can be as long as eight weeks. 

    But ITV confirmed they were ready to handle the mayhem, which has been caused by Easyjet and TUI axing flights over staff shortages.

    A show source said: “It’s less than ideal but the team is ready to adapt if they need to.”

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    Fans say the same thing about tonight's episode

    LOVE Island fans are all saying the same thing as excitement builds for tonight's launch show after bosses teased a first-look last week.

    The hit ITV2 series returns TONIGHT with a new batch of sexy singletons looking for love.

    And it seems fans of the reality dating show are already committed to clearing their schedules for the show, which airs every weekday night at 9pm.

    One elated fan said: "Unavailable from 9pm, 6 nights a week starting tonight".

    Another wrote: "Love island is back tonight! Nobody talk to me after 9pm."

    It comes after man Iain Stirling explained a massive twist that will see the British public play Cupid.

    He revealed the news to Christine Lampard on Lorraine – with voting already open via the show's app.

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    IT'S BACK BABY!

    LOVE ISLAND kicks off tonight after a year away from TV screens.

    The reality series is welcoming a bunch of fresh contestants, who were announced last week, and are hoping to find romance in a brand new Majorca villa.

    The first episode of the new season tonight will last for 95 minutes, ending at 10.35pm.

    Episodes of Love Island will air at 9pm every night on ITV2 – except for Saturdays. Instead, fans will be treated to an 'Unseen Bits' special, featuring a roundup of exclusive unaired content from earlier in the week.

    The episodes can be viewed on ITV2 and the ITV Hub live and will later be made available on catch up. 

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