This is the official start date of Love Island 2019

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Not to be dramatic or anything, but Love Island 2018 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, including all the rumoured contestants. 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?

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When does Love Island 2019 start?

ITV2 has finally announced the start date of Love Island 2019 – it’s officially Monday 3 June! ITV2 tweeted a short video of Caroline Flack floating in a pool, with the caption ‘#DayDotIsComing’. Short, sweet and good enough for us!

Who will the islanders be?

Applications for this year’s series have only just closed, and the rumour mill has already started churning! The first name to hit our ears? Delilah Belle. The daughter of reality TV star Lisa Rinna, Delilah already has nearly a million Instagram followers, so we’re guessing she’d be pretty comfortable in front of all those cameras for the summer.

Other rumoured contestants include Jane Park, Taylor Ward,  Ercan Ramadan, Braelin Kail Peery,  Ethan Allen, Lotan Carter and Sairah Pinnock. Phew. 

Of course, none of these are confirmed, but after having a good Instagram stalk (pics below) we think they’d fit right in Mallorca’s most famous villa.

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 9pm 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.

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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. Happily, Caroline squashed any fears when she took to Instagram Stories on 22 April to announce she has started filming Love Island 2019. Phew! Fingers crossed cheeky Scottish chappy Iain is on-board too. 

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 we now know it will start on Monday 3 June, then the final will most likely be around 23 July.

How do you apply?

Bad news, applications for Love Island 2019 closed on 30 April. Better luck next year; just bear in mind, you must be over 18 and be available for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks between May and July.

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