Love Island 2021 has officially revealed the cast of sexy singletons who will be on our TV screens from 28th June with the contestants reportedly already in quarantine in Spain as they prepare to enter to villa in Mallorca.
The hit ITV2 dating show has not aired since February 2020 after both the summer 2020 and winter 2021 editions were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And with confirmation that the new series is taking place later this month and the line-up revealed, MailOnline has taken a look at everything we need to know for the upcoming series.
When does Love Island 2021 start?
It was confirmed last week that Love Island will start on Monday June 28 at 9pm on ITV2 and the ITV Hub .
The news was revealed by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning where, in the style of the ITV2 dating show, they received a text confirming the date.
Where is Love Island 202 1 filmed?
Love Island 2021 is returning to the iconic villa in Majorca, Spain, where in recent weeks builders have descended upon the property to transform the sprawling set .
The villa where the show was filmed in 2019, before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, is near the small town of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in eastern Majorca.
In past years, contestants have been treated to lots of cosy outdoor hangouts where they can pull each other for chats as well as large areas for group tasks and the infamous dumpings.
There is usually a colourful theme to villa, with ITV tying in bright yellow, blue and pink hues to everything from the floor cushions to the Islanders’ water bottles.
At last! Love Island 2021 is returning to the iconic villa in Majorca, Spain, where in recent weeks builders have descended upon the property to transform the sprawling set (villa pictured in 2018)
Where it all happens: The villa where the show was filmed in 2019, before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, is near the small town of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in eastern Majorca (villa pictured in 2018)
ITV have yet to make an official announcement about where the dating show will be filmed although builders have been pictured in recent weeks transforming the Majorca villa previously used.
It was also claimed that contracts for this year’s Love Island have Majorca written into them, although back-up options, such as Jersey and Cornwall, were on the table in case Covid travel restrictions meant Spain was off-limits.
Despite the reports, a Love Island representative previously told MailOnline: ‘We are not currently in a position to confirm locations for the forthcoming series of Love Island.’
The summer series of Love Island 2020 was cancelled after production found it ‘logistically impossible’ to organise the show as the pandemic raged on.
Love Island 2021 official cast
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I'm not over the top. It's always nice being a winner. If I'm in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won't go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn't have to make a choice.’
Name : Jake Cornish
Age : 24
Location : Weston-super-Mare
Occupation : Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name : Kaz Kamwi
Age : 26
Location : Essex
Occupation : Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name : Chloe Burrows
Age : 25
Location : Bicester
Occupation : Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘ I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.’
Name : Faye Winter
Age : 26
Location : Devon
Occupation : Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I'm like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name : Rachel Finni
Age : 29
Location : London
Occupation : Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that's how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let's apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Lucinda Strafford
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I'm open to getting to know any of the other boys.
AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Name : AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Age : 28
Location : Hertfordshire
Occupation : Hair extension technician
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘ I've had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven't tried. I thought why not? Let's give it a go.’
Name : Georgia Townend
Age : 28
Location : Essex
Occupation : Marketing executive
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven't done the maths but it's at least that. I feel like I've exhausted all the other options on how to meet people.’
Name : Mary Bedford
Age : 22
Location : Wakefield
Occupation : Model
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I have the worst luck, ever, with boys. Genuinely the worst ever. I always get dragged into the same circle of boys. So I was like, I need to go in another direction.’
Name : Kaila Troy
Age : 28
Location : Dublin
Occupation : DJ
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘Real life dating has not been doing me any favours at all. I've had it.’
Name : Matthew Macnabb
Age : 26
Location : Belfast
Occupation : Strategic Marketing Consultant
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I feel like I'm pretty chilled and very adventurous. I'm very laid-back in the sense I like to laugh and I don't care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amy Day
Why have you signed up for Love Island: I'm clearly not very good at dating myself. I'm looking forward to the experience and the potential of finding someone I might not have met.
Name: Lillie Haynes
From: South Shields
Occupation: Trainee accountant
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I've definitely got my eye on Jake. He's 100% the type of boy I would go for at home. It's too good of a match not to just go for. Liam is definitely a dark horse for me, he's like James Bond when you look at him, absolutely gorgeous. So he could be a very close second.
Name: Jack Barlow
From: East Sussex
Occupation: Racing driver/coach
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I'm very much a connection type of person so I'll be able to tell more in person. From what I've seen and going off their energy, Chloe has been top of my list. It's been nice to see her be herself and not care what anyone thinks. I think she'll be a lot of fun.
Name : Brad McClelland
Age : 26
Location : Northumberland
Occupation : Labourer
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name : Toby Aromolaran
Age : 22
Location : Essex
Occupation : Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it's now or never. I'm only 23 but I'm scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I've missed a year of my youth, so I'm really gagging to get it all back.’
Name: Millie Court
Occupation: Fashion buyer's administrator
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I've been single for over a year now. I'm ready to find 'The One'. I'm very spontaneous and adventurous ‘
N ame: Teddy Soares
Occupation: Senior financial consultant
What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I'm not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.
Name : Abigail Rawlings
Age : 27
Location: Bournemouth (from Beaconsfield)
Occupation : Tattoo artist
Will you stir things up? ‘Even if I didn't go in with the intention of stirring things up, it'll happen regardless.’
Name : Tyler Cruickshank
Age : 26
Location : Croydon
Occupation : Estate agent
What will you bring to the villa? ‘More energy I think. I'm a person that doesn't take myself too seriously. I like messing about. I like jokes. I'm not just going to be there just lazing around.’
Name : Medhy Malanda
Age : 24
Location : Luton (originally from Belgium)
Occupation : American footballer
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Definitely Kaz. Kaz's personality is fiery, she's got energy, she's funny and she's got a beautiful smile and she's a nice girl in general.’
Name : Salma Naran
Age : 20
Location : Dublin
Occupation : Model and Influencer
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I've never been in love. What better place to have a tunnel vision and really finding your one? ‘
Name : Harry Young
Age : 24
Location : Glasgow
Occupation : Car Salesman
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Kaz has always been in my top three. But once I'm in there and speaking with people, it could change.’
Name: Clarisse Juliette
Occupation: Brand owner/influencer
Who have you got you eye on in the villa? Teddy – he's tall, confident and smooth. I don't like horrible, cocky guys. If they are honest, that's what I'd prefer
Name: Dale Mehmet
Will you step on toes to get who you want? It is what it is, isn't it? I'm not a bad guy who is going to steal somebody's girl. But if I want something then I'm going to pursue it. I would go about it all in the right way. Everybody would be well aware of what I was doing.
Name: Sam Jackson
Occupation: Maintenance engineer
Will you step on toes to get who you want? That doesn't bother me. I'm happy to step on someone's toes to get what I want. If that's what I've got to do, I've got to do it. I am looking forward to meeting the boys as well, I'm a proper lads' lad. I see myself getting on with the boys as well – it'll be good to meet some new people and get a few bromances going!
How do I watch Love Island?
Love Island is available to watch on ITV2 and the ITV Hub.
Who hosts and narrates Love Island?
Laura Whitmore is returning to host the 2021 series of Love Island and has featured in several promotional videos ahead of the new season, where she declares: ‘This is not a drill!’
The Irish star, 36, first presented the show in 2020 for the winter series after taking over the role from late host Caroline Flack who had previously stepped down.
Return: Laura Whitmore is returning to host the 2021 series of Love Island while her husband Iain Stirling will narrate the upcoming season, he has been providing a voiceover for the ITV2 dating series since 2015 (pictured together in South Africa during the 2020 winter series)
Devastating: The Irish star, 36, first presented the show in 2020 for the winter series after taking over the role from late host Caroline Flack who had previously stepped down (Caroline pictured in 2019 show still)
In February 2020, Caroline was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019.
Laura’s husband Iain Stirling, 33, narrates Love Island and the comedian has been providing a voiceover for the ITV2 dating series since 2015.
The couple recently welcomed their first child together in March, a baby daughter who is believed to be called Stevie Ré – although they are yet to officially announce her moniker.
Jetted out? Earlier this month, Iain teased that he could already be in Mallorca where the show is based as he shared a snap of him and wife Laura’s personalised water bottles against a sunny looking background
Earlier this month, Iain teased that he could already be in Mallorca where the show is based as he shared a snap of him and wife Laura’s personalised water bottles against a sunny looking background
Iain didn’t specify if he had landed on the island yet but did send fans wild with the caption that read: ‘Not long now…’
A representative for Iain and ITV were contacted by MailOnline for a comment at the time.
How do I vote?
You’ve got a vote! Although voting details for the new series of Love Island haven’t been revealed just yet, previous seasons have used the special Love Island App which is available to both Android and Apple iOS users (villa pictured in 2018)
Although voting details for the new series of Love Island haven’t been revealed just yet, previous seasons have used the special Love Island App which is available to both Android and Apple iOS users.
Viewers are told during the episode if they need to vote to keep their favourite couples or contestants, although usually fans have to be quick as the voting period doesn’t last long.
Voting on the Love Island App is free and it can include everything from who you want to win, dump or go on a romantic date.
What are the new Love Island bottles?
Revealed! The official Love Island bottle was also revealed on Wednesday, it features a new white matte finish and is insulated with double walled stainless steel, making it suitable for both hot and cold drinks
The official Love Island bottle was also revealed on Wednesday, it features a new white matte finish and is insulated with double walled stainless steel, making it suitable for both hot and cold drinks.
Since going on sale in 2017 hundreds of thousands of official Love Island water bottles have been sold but this year they have a new look as well as new features, such as the options for different temperatures of drinks.
Will van Rest, ITV Director of Games, Live & Merchandise said: ‘The Love Island Water Bottle is one of the most recognisable items on any TV show and has been a runaway success with viewers.
‘This year we've given them a refresh and they'll be back in the Villa and available for fans to purchase to welcome back the show of the summer.’
Other options in the shop include a Love Island tote bag as well as the usual personalised washbags, robes, large and cabin-sized suitcases, and phone cases – using the signature Love Island font.
Where can I buy my own Love Island bottle?
The Love Island bottle is available to buy on https://loveislandshop.co.uk/, it costs £20 and contestants can have it personalised with their name using the show’s signature font in pink, blue or orange.
What are the Love Island duty of care protocols?
It was revealed on Wednesday that the ITV2 dating show has enlisted another clinical psychologist ahead of the new series.
ITV listed the show’s new duty of care protocols in a statement, which will support Islanders before, during and after filming.
It comes after Love Island previously addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, and host Caroline Flack, tragically died by suicide within a period of 20 months.
Important: It comes after it was revealed that the ITV2 dating show has enlisted another clinical psychologist ahead of the new series launch as they detailed the new duty of care protocols in a statement on Wednesday (the 2019 line-up pictured)
The protocols are in line with the show’s last series but will also now feature another clinical psychologist, Dr Matthew Gould, who joined ITV last year and will work with Dr Litchfield, an external advisor to the business.
The two medical professionals will continue to independently review and evolve the duty of care measures ITV currently has in place.
The current and full duty of care process sees comprehensive psychological support, detailed conversations with Islanders regarding the impact of participation on the show and a proactive aftercare package which offers support.
Other measures in place include training for contestants with social media, handling potential negativity, financial management and taking on management.
The duty of care process will regularly be reviewed and evolve in line with the increasing popularity of the show.
Stringent measures: It comes after Love Island previously addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis (pictured), and host Caroline Flack, tragically died by suicide within a period of 20 months
Talking about the processes in place, Dr Matthew Gould said: ‘Duty of care is not a static goal. It evolves with public expectation, legislation, and with the commercial development of the programme format in order to maintain creativity.
‘Effective delivery of care is an exercise in collaboration especially between health professionals, programme participants and producers. Also, it can be especially influenced by senior leaders within an organisation.
‘My appointment last year in a new role to broaden the duty of care effort is testament to the seriousness which ITV gives this subject.’
While Dr Paul Litchfield added: ‘Society’s appreciation of the importance of mental health and wellbeing has grown enormously in recent years and the pandemic has brought that into even sharper focus.
‘Reducing the risk of harm, where possible, is an imperative but promoting good mental health is also necessary. ITV’s evolving commitment to these issues, backed up by tangible action, is an example to others in the industry and beyond.’
ITV’s guidelines and policies are fully compliant with Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code to protect the welfare of those participating in TV programmes, including those amendments which came into effect in April 2021.
Heartbreaking: Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show. Her heartbroken boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life 20 days later
After Mike’s death in 2019, producers announced key changes to Islanders’ duty of care and said all would be able to access therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact.
The ITV show addressed their duty of care after two islanders; Sophie and Mike and host Caroline tragically died by suicide within a period of 20 months.
Sophie, 32, took her own life back in June 2018 after appearing on season two of the show two years prior. Her heartbroken boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, 25, took his own life just 20 days later.
Mike rose to fame on the third season of the show. The 26-year-old footballer tragically lost his life to suicide a year after Sophie in March 2019.
And in February 2020, the host of Love Island, Caroline, was found dead at her home after taking her own life, a day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton in 2019.
Following contestant Mike’s passing in 2019, ITV stated the team had ramped up the aftercare available to stars who appear on the show.
Love Island duty of care protocols in full – ahead of 2021 series
Pre-filming and filming
- Registered mental health professional engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare.
- Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander's own GP to check medical history.
- Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production's ability to provide a suitable environment for them.
- Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear.
- Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them.
- Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid.
- A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after.
- Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home.
- A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be offered to each Islander when they return home.
- Proactive contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable.
- We encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show and manage them should they choose to take part in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.
‘We are outlining today our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare,’ creative Director ITV Studios Entertainment Richard Cowles said at the time.
‘We are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.’
The network said each contestant now receives ‘bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home, a minimum of eight therapy sessions when they return home, and proactive contact with islanders for a period of 14 months up until the end of the next series,’ among other details.
ITV has previously been accused of ‘hypocrisy’ after The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed permanently following the death of guest Steven Dymond, 63, who was found dead a week after appearing on the programme.
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Love Island: What have Islanders said about their time and care on the show?
Niall Aslam revealed last year that he had to leave the series in 2018 after nine days due to stress-induced psychosis and hallucinations.
In a candid video shared in December, Niall, 25, confessed he was prescribed heavy medication after he lost touch of reality and began hallucinating.
The social media, who has Asperger’s, star also confirmed he suffered from severe depression when he exited hospital and needed to be monitored by a crisis team.
Just last month, Amy Hart said that her parents were warned about ‘harrowing’ scenes she had filmed during her stint on Love Island.
The flight attendant, 28, who quit the 2019 series after a heartbreaking split from Curtis Prichard, took part in a talk about mental health on the show at the Cambridge Union.
Amy explained: ‘They are in constant contact with your family as well so they would call my parents and say, “Okay so tonight’s episode, you are going to find it quite harrowing but I am in the gallery now, I’m looking at Amy, she’s with the girls and she is fine”.
‘And my mum kept saying to the producers, “She does know she can leave, doesn’t she? She does know she can leave whenever she wants?” and they’re like, “Yes, she knows she can leave”.
‘But I just thought, it’s hard for us to live it, it must be so hard for our parents to watch it.’
Amy previously told Grazia in 2019 about the care on offer: ‘I can't fault the support. People have had a lot of bad things to say about them and they might have upped the aftercare, but it's the same team who've worked on the show for five years. I don't agree with the criticism – they are amazing.’
Rosie Williams took part in a talk about mental health on the show at the Cambridge Union in May, saying there was a therapist on set at all times.
Welsh solicitor Rosie, 29, also claimed she once told show bosses to ‘get her off set’ because she was at ‘breaking point’ after filming one of the series’ challenges.
The reality star recalled how she had to get off set quickly following a challenge where Adam Collard had to put make-up on her whilst blindfolded, which she said made her feel ‘completely humiliated’.
Olivia Bowen told MailOnline in 2019: ‘I was in constant contact with the producers for a very long time. I got offered psychological tests when I got out.
‘I got offered counselling when I got out. I got a list of agencies. Honestly, they really did look after me, and Alex. They always checked in with us, and I'm still good friends with them now. Love Island is there for you if you need them.’
Laura Anderson spoke about her experience on the show during a Build London interview in 2019.
The reality star recalled: ‘My experience with it all was amazing. It's not just aftercare, it's before, during and after.
‘In there as well they are constantly monitoring you. Producers are always asking if you're OK. I feel like probably all of our experiences were really good.’
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