Ok, we know it might seem a bit early to be getting excited about Love Island, but not to be dramatic or anything, last year it was the highlight of our summer. The TV show has been confirmed for a fifth series which starts super soon, and we’re more than excited about it. So in the interest of being well informed, we’ve done some research into this year’s series. Don’t be muggy, this is everything you need to know about Love Island 2019.
What is Love Island?
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, Love Island is a reality TV show in which 12 singletons stay in a luxury villa in Majorca, and in order to stay on the island, they must couple up with another islander. Each week islanders who fail to couple up are voted off the island, and the winners are voted for by the public and win £50,000; sounds like fun, right?
When does Love Island 2019 start?
First off, ITV has confirmed that Love Island will return for its fifth series this summer – so that’s our summer entertainment sorted then. Although we don’t have an official start date yet, several sources have speculated that Love Island could possibly start on Monday 3 June. Last year it started on 4 June and the year before on 5 June.
How long will it run for?
Last year’s series was extended and ran for eight weeks so we can probably expect something similar this year. On this year’s application form, it states that applicants must be available for a minimum of 8 weeks from May leading to speculation that this year’s series could be longer like last year.
Where can you watch it?
Like last year, Love Island will most probably be aired every day (except Saturdays) at 9 pm on ITV2, and despite the incredible success and viewing numbers from last year, there are no plans to move Love Island to the main ITV channel.
Who will the islanders be?
Applications are still open for this year’s series, so we don’t know who the contestants will be yet. Although the lineup is expected to be announced in late May/early June.
Who will present it?
Love Island has always been hosted by Caroline Flack and voiced over by Iain Stirling, and we can’t really imagine the show without them. However, ITV has not confirmed whether the pair will be returning for the 2019 series; fingers crossed!
Where will the Love Island villa be?
For the last two years the Love Island villa has been in Majorca, so we’re pretty sure that the villa will be there again this year. Plus, on the application it states that applicants must be available to travel around the EU – so we know for sure that the villa will be in Europe.
We can expect the same level of luxury in the villa, it will probably have a similar format as last year with one big shared bedroom. The year before last and last year a secret second villa was introduced for the first time and bosses are said to be keen to reintroduce it again this year.
When will the final be?
If we assume that the show will last seven weeks like last year, and guess that it will start on Monday 3 June, then the final will most likely be around 23 July.
How do you apply?
Good news because applications are still open, so if you reckon you’ve got what it takes to couple up and win then you’ve got until 30 April to apply. All you need to do is fill in the application form, upload a headshot and a full-length picture of yourself, as well as a video explaining why you’d make the perfect contestant. You must be over 18 and be available for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks between May and July.