The excitement and anticipation can hardly be contained!
And the drama-filled dating show Love Island UK is going to hit TV screens earlier that expected.
The brand new season is set to begin in the UK on June 6, with Aussies able to watch from June 8 as the episodes drop daily on 9Now.
Tune in! Season eight of Love Island UK will be available for Aussie viewers to stream on 9Now from June 8
Cast: This year’s Love Island contestants have been revealed as (L-R) Dami Hope, Paige Thorne. Amber Beckford, Luca Bish, Tasha Ghouri, Ikenna Ekwonna, Davide Sanclimenti and Gemma Owen. Liam Llewellyn, Indiyah Polack and Gemma Owen
For hardcore fans of the reality series, all episodes of Love Island UK and Love Island Australia are currently available for binging on 9Now.
As well as an earlier air date, another twist to this year’s season is that it will be set back in Mallorca, Spain but in a whole new villa.
The new villa is brimming with neon colours and luxurious furnishings.
Hostess: Laura Whitmore (pictured) landed in Palma De Mallorca on Thursday as she prepares for her hosting duties once again
Amping up the drama: The fire pit area, where contestants couple up and are dumped from the villa, has been extended and a runway has been installed to intensify the drama
The villa is the perfect setting for sexy shenanigans with plenty of spaces for deep meaningful chats plus a workout area, an idyllic pool and dedicated glam stations.
Laura Whitmore landed in Palma De Mallorca on Thursday as she prepares for her hosting duties once again.
The comedian told OK! magazine: ‘I know it’s got a fire pit because I talked about that in the trailer and I imagine if there’s more working out space it’ll be the sexiest series we’ve ever had.’
The fire pit area, where contestants couple up and are dumped from the villa, has been extended and a runway has been installed to intensify the drama.
Perfection: The villa is the perfect setting for sexy shenanigans with plenty of spaces for deep meaningful chats plus a workout area, an idyllic pool and dedicated glam stations
Islanders this year have been spoilt with an array of beauty products in the bathroom and the girls’ dressing room, including makeup, which has been specially matched to each one of their skin tones for picture-perfect selfies.
Producers have binned food eating challenges, and their collaborations with fast fashion brands such as Pretty Little Thing, as they strive to become more sustainably aware.
Mike added: ‘We always try to be better as a conscious, environmentally friendly production and we try our best to do that.
‘We shouldn’t be wasting food in this day and age. I like the mouth-to-mouth transfer challenges; I still think they’re fun, but the viewers think they’re gross.’
Kitted out: Islanders this year have been spoilt with an array of beauty products in the bathroom and the girls’ dressing room, including makeup, which has been specially matched to each one of their skin tones for picture-perfect selfies
Contenders: The line-up for Love Island 2022 has been revealed and among those hoping to find the one in the villa are the show’s first ever deaf contestant, Michael Owen’s daughter and a fishmonger who took a girl on a private plane for their first date (L-R Tasha Ghouri, Luca Bish, 23, Gemma Owen, 19)
Love Island’s season 8 is also trying to be more inclusive with the first ever deaf contestant, model Tasha Ghouri from Thirsk.
Tasha experienced her first brush with fame when she modelled for a brand while wearing her cochlear implant last year.
She explained: ‘I was in articles worldwide last year because I was modelling for a brand and my [cochlear] implant went viral on Twitter. It was in Bangladesh, America, India, so many places!’
Competitive: Describing her dating history as ‘trash’, Tasha admitted she may have to ‘step on a few toes’ to find the one for her’
When asked why she is single, Tasha admitted: ‘I think guys get quite intimidated by me. I’ve been on so many dates before but it just hasn’t worked out for me. I haven’t found that click with somebody yet. I think I’m waiting for that click moment and that spark, it’s all about the spark on the first date.’
Tasha has been unlucky in love so far but is hoping the villa will change things, saying: ‘My dating life has been a shambles. This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone, go on holidays and travel with them.’
Describing her dating history as ‘trash’, Tasha admitted she may have to ‘step on a few toes’ to find the one for her.
Coming soon: The brand new season is set to begin in the UK on June 6, with Aussies able to watch from June 8 as the episodes drop daily on 9Now
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Liam Llewellyn
Location: Newport, South Wales
Occupation: Masters Student
Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to grow together.
Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’
Originally posted 2022-06-04 01:42:12.