Love Island 2022: Start date confirmed, contestants revealed, is there a new villa and will Laura Whitmore return?

This year there are several changes to the hit TV show, including a new villa for contestants.

By Abi Whistance
Tuesday, 1st March 2022, 10:46 am
Updated Monday, 30th May 2022, 11:45 am

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Below is everything we know about Love Island 2022 so far.

When is Love Island 2022 on TV?

Love Island returns next Monday (6 June) for a brand new series on ITV2.

Love Island usually lasts for six weeks, so viewers can expect the eighth series to end in mid-July.

Love Island lasts for six weeks, so viewers can expect the eighth series to start in early June and end in mid-July. Photo: ITV

What changes have been made ahead of this year's Love Island?

It has been announced that this year Love Island will be filmed in a new villa.

The hit TV show is usually filmed in a villa close to Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, however the property became unavailable this year.

During a conference, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment Kevin Lygo said: ‘We didn’t own it, we rented it, and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy. It is going to be marvellous.’

As well as the new villa, non-binary applications are also supposedly being accepted, with a Love Island spokesperson saying: "The only stipulations are that applicants are over 18, single and looking for love."

Will Laura Whitmore host Love Island 2022?

Rumours were swirling about who would be the host of Love Island 2022 - however it has now been confirmed that Laura Whitmore will return this year.

An ITV spokesperson said: "Laura will be returning to host the forthcoming series of Love Island."

This comes after reports suggested that producers were considering replacing Laura with Maya Jama alongside former contestant Maura Higgins.

Love Island returns to ITV2 next week, and past episodes are available to watch on ITV Hub.

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