Love Island 2019: line-up revealed, start date, rumours and recap on last year’s islanders.

Posted on Monday, 27 March 2019

Love Island 2019: line-up revealed and all the latest gossip

This year’s Love Island is fast approaching and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be counting down the days until the summer of love kicks off.

But what do we know about Love Island 2019 so far? When does Love Island start? And exactly who is going into the Love Island villa this year?

We’ve decided to bring you all the gossip on the fifth series of the most hotly anticipated reality show out there, to satisfy your Love Island cravings (and our own) ahead of the launch next week.

When will Love Island 2019 start?

It’s been revealed that Love Island 2019 will start next Monday, 3 June on ITV2.

ITV2 teased fans with a tweet posted on Monday, 20 May with the hashtag #DayDotIsComing, revealing a picture of Love Island presenter Caroline Flack relaxing on an inflatable in a swimming pool.

In fact, Caroline let slip the launch date when she posted Instagram stories behind the scenes of the promo shoot earlier this month on the 2 May, revealing the show was due to launch three weeks from then (and the budget hadn’t even stretched to a real pool, as it was filmed in front of a green screen!).

Therefore, we can be pretty sure about the fact that Love Island is likely to launch at 9pm on Monday, 3 June 2019 on ITV2. Make sure you get your snacks ready!

How often will Love Island be on TV this year?

Fans of Love Island are in luck, as this year’s show will be screened six nights a week on ITV2, at 9pm.

The only day we won’t get our Love Island fix will be Saturday, as has been the case in previous years.

How long is Love Island on for?

Love Island starts on Monday, 3 June and will run for eight weeks.

Who will present and voice Love Island 2019?

The popular Love Island team is set to stay the same for 2019, as Caroline Flack resumes her role as Love Island presenter and comedian Iain Stirling takes his position in the voiceover booth for another series of hilarious observations.

Host Caroline Flack has flown out to Mallorca this week to prepare to welcome the new islanders to the villa - so the countdown is well and truly on.

Who is going into the Love Island villa this year?

The question on everyone’s lips for the past few months has been, just who is going into Love Island 2019? Today, the first islanders have finally been revealed, so let’s find out a bit about the people we will soon be getting to know very well.

Love Island boys 2019

Tommy Fury

Hotly tipped all along, Tommy Fury has now been confirmed to enter this year’s Love Island villa.

Ahead of ITV2 confirming Tommy would join this year’s Love Island cast, Boxer Tyson Fury appeared on the MMS Show on ESPN and stated that his 19-year-old brother Tommy Fury was set to enter the Love Island villa as a contestant on this year’s show. Tyson said: “He’s a good looking young kid, and I think he’s going to be a hit with the ladies on it.”

Fellow boxer Tommy has already amassed 30.6k followers on Instagram account, but will he get your vote?

Curtis Pritchard

Another Love Island boy with a celebrity sibling is 23-year-old Curtis Pritchard, the brother of Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ Pritchard.

A professional dancer in his own right, Curtis appears as a pro on Ireland’s Dancing With The Stars, specialising in Latin and ballroom.

Shropshire-born Curtis claims to have never done online dating, but reveals he has cheated on partners in the past. But will he manage to stay loyal once he is coupled up in the villa?

Michael Griffiths

27-year-old Michael is a firefighter who wants to be “someone’s personal hero”.

Liverpool lad Michael rates himself a 10 out of 10 – but will the Love Island girls agree?

Callum Macleod

Aircraft engineer Callum Macleod hails from South Wales.

The 28-year-old is hoping his love life takes off on this year’s show, as he says “time is ticking” and he doesn’t want to be “left on the shelf”.

Joe Garratt

Londoner Joe Garratt runs his own catering company. The 22-year-old claims his best feature is his banter as he is “cheeky and a bit of a charmer”.

Joe reckons his curly hair is a hit with the ladies, so will it be enough to get him coupled up with the woman of his dreams?

Sherif Lanre

One of this year’s youngest Love Island contestants is Sherif Lanre, a 20-year-old from London. Sherif is a chef and a semi-professional rugby player, who claims he “can’t take anything seriously”.

Will this joker manage to charm his way into the girls’ affections?

Anton Danyluk

Scottish gym owner Anton Danyluk bought himself a Porsche at the age of 21.

Hailing from Airdrie, in Scotland, Anton is 24.

Love Island girls 2019

Anna Vakili

28-year-old Anna Vakili is a pharmacist from London. Her claim to fame is featuring on the Iranian News when visiting Qatar with her sister, which saw her Instagram follower numbers explode.

Anna marks herself an eight out of 10 – but will the Love Island boys agree?

Yewande Biala

Scientist Yewande Biala is hoping to find chemistry with one of the boys when she enters the Love Island villa next week.

23-year-old Yewande lives in Dublin, Ireland and her celeb crush is Anthony Joshua.

She says: “I don’t think there is a science to finding love and if there is then I have clearly been reading the wrong books”.

Amber Gill

Amber Gill is a 21-year-old beauty therapist.

Geordie Amber comes from Newcastle, and rates herself a strong 10 out of 10. Will it be enough to bag one of the Love Island boys?

Amy Hart

Cabin crew Amy Hart has celebrity crushes on David Walliams and Simon Cowell, so will she find her match in the Love Island villa?

The 26-year-old comes from Worthing, in Sussex.

Lucie Donlan

Love Island 2019 isn’t Lucie Donlan’s first brush with the villa, as her ex-boyfriend is Charlie Frederick, who starred in last year’s show. Lucie hooked up with Charlie shortly after he left the villa, and has also been texting Joey Essex.

The 21-year-old is a surfer and lives in Newquay, Cornwall.

So now we have met all of this year’s Love Island contestants, who do you think will be coupled up next week?

How much do Love Island contestants get paid?

It has been revealed this year that Love Island 2019 islanders will receive a basic wage of £250 per week, which is £50 less per week than Love Island’s class of 2018.

This fee is said to “compensate” for the time spent in the villa, to cover their living expenses like rent, bills and other payments.

Last year, the prize for the winning couple was £50,000 in cash, which was scooped by Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham.

Where is the Love Island villa?

The official Love Island villa is situated in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, on the east of the island of Mallorca (Majorca).

Mallorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands and is located off the south-east coast of Spain. It’s long been popular with British holidaymakers, and is seen as a sister island to Ibiza.

Brits can fly to Mallorca in around 2.5 hours, and the island is home to capital Palma and party hotspot Magaluf.

What does this year’s Love Island villa look like?

This year’s Love Island villa will be the same as last year’s – with a few improvements. Building work has been going on in the villa in the months leading up to the launch of Love Island 2019, but it’s yet to be revealed what they entail.

Ahead of last year’s Love Island launch, producers redesigned the villa to add a huge swimming pool, gym area, hot tub and revamped hideaway. They also added day beds outside, as well as a new bar area and the famous fire pit, where recouplings take place.

How many camera are there in the Love Island villa?

The Love Island villa featured 73 cameras last year, poised to capture every crucial moment between couples.

Cameras are set up in the bedroom, pool area and kitchen area, among other spots. There are also microphones hidden throughout the Love Island villa to pick up every titbit.

As always, Love Islanders will be able to speak directly to camera in the Beach Hut in this year’s show.

Is Love Island filmed the same day as it is broadcasted?

No, the Love Island action we see on our screens hasn’t happened that day and Love Island definitely isn’t live. Episodes are filmed one or two days in advance, including the episodes where presenter Caroline Flack enters the villa for recouplings and dumpings.

The spin-off after show, Aftersun, however, is filmed live. This means that dumped islanders do not appear on Aftersun straight after leaving the villa – they have a day or two in between leaving the villa and appearing on the show.

Are Love Island scenes staged?

Last year, the Love Island rumour mill went into overdrive when a kiss between Jack Fowler and Georgia Steel controversially appeared to have been shot multiple times from different angles at different times. This led to many viewers asking, is Love Island fake??

Tyla Carr, who appeared in the 2017 series of Love Island, revealed to the Daily Star that producers do set up certain situations and scenes, where islanders are encouraged to discuss certain issues. She added that producers come on-set every hour or so, to chat to the contestants, plan scenes and get an update on what’s been going on in the villa. This enables them to set up the microphones and cameras in the right positions to capture everything as it unfolds.

Usually, Tyla claims that producers don’t ask islanders to reshoot scenes, however she did add that her fellow 2017 islander Olivia Buckland was forced to dump Sam Gowland twice to make sure producers had the right footage.

Meanwhile, 2016 islander Kady McDermott told Cosmopolitan that Love Island producers shoot challenges multiple times to get the best shots, as well as asking contestants to avoid talking too much about their lives outside the villa, and instead concentrate on talking about villa antics.

She claimed 80% of the conversation in the villa related to islanders’ home and family lives, and only parts of the 20% of the conversation which consisted of villa chat was shown to viewers. Kady even added that whenever islanders mention someone famous, producers ask them to stop discussing it as they will be unable to broadcast it.

Speaking to the Daily Star, a spokesperson for Love Island responded to accusations the show is fake or staged:

“It is absolutely untrue to suggest Love Island is fake. The opinions they have and the relationships formed are completely within the control of the Islanders themselves.

“As we have said since series one, Love Island is a combination of reality and produced elements. Any produced elements are designed to allow viewers to understand what the Islanders are feeling and to help move narrative threads on.”

What do Love Island contestants eat?

Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Kady McDermott, who appeared in the 2016 series of Love Island, revealed that lunch and dinner are cooked for the islanders every night by a team of caterers. Microphones are checked and batteries are changed during this time, which is why mealtimes are never shown on the ITV2 show.

The contestants prepare their own breakfast, which is often shown in the show, and ingredients are left for them in the fridge.

Kady said: “The food tasted amazing. They used to give us a dessert after every lunch and every dinner, and the cake was unreal, and we could request food if we wanted.”

Montana Brown, who appeared in the 2017 series, said “there are salads, a choice of meats, puddings – it’s really nice food.”

She also revealed that the food is delivered into the larder, the door to which is locked while meals are dropped off at the villa. And if you’re wondering whether the islanders avoid mealtimes to stay slim, Montana is happy to shut that rumour down.

In fact, Montana – who was famous for snacking during her time on the show - added: “Everyone’s starving, everyone wants that food because it’s so yum.”

How much do the Love Island contestants drink and is their alcohol limited?

In the same interview, Kady revealed that Love Island producers limit the amount of alcohol the islanders can consume during their time in the villa.

She stated that while plenty of alcohol was provided for the first four or five days “to break the ice”, it was limited to two glasses of wine a night after this.

However, producers have denied this, stating that there is no limit on alcohol, but it is monitored for each individual to prevent any of the islanders from drinking too much.

Are Love Island allowed mobile phones?

As we know from the regular shrieks of “I GOT A TEXT!”, Love Island contestants do have access to mobile phones, but are they limited to what they can do with them?

The answer is yes. While texts from producers can be sent to the islanders’ phones, they can only take pictures and message fellow islanders during their time in the villa.

Who cleans the Love Island villa?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Love Island contestants don’t spend much of their time hinching their holiday home. In fact, there’s a professional cleaner who enters the Love Island villa once a week to change the bed sheets and keep the whole property looking spick and span.

Can I stay in the Love Island villa?

Amazingly, yes – if you have plenty of cash to splash on your holiday. A week’s stay in the Love Island villa will set you back a cool £3,000.

Who is still together from Love Island 2018?

In short, no one! Every single couple from last year’s show has consciously uncoupled after leaving the villa (and one before they even left!).

There has been much coverage about the status of 2018 Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham’s relationship. The couple confirmed their break-up earlier this year, and it seems there are no plans for them to reunite.

Another couple from last year’s show, Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson sadly broke up earlier this year too, following Wes’s appearance on Dancing On Ice and rumours he was getting close to his skating partner, Vanessa Bauer. It has been reported that Wes and Megan are still arguing over who should get custody of their pet hamster, Jon Snow, after Megan allegedly kidnapped him.

Other couples from last year’s Love Island who have since broken up include Kaz Crossley and Josh Denzel, as well as Adam Collard and Zara McDermott.

After leaving the Love Island villa, some relationships ended quickly, including that of Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster, following allegations Frankie had cheated on Samira.

Fan favourite Laura Anderson and her knight in shining armour, Paul Knops, also broke up quickly after departing from the villa, where they came second behind Love Island 2018 series winners, Dani and Jack.

After finding love in the Love Island villa, Ellie Brown and Charlie Brake later parted company a few months later, after a series of heated arguments.

In October 2018, Sam Bird and Georgia Steel announced their separation after initially moving into a flat in Essex together after leaving the Love Island villa.

Meanwhile, Dr Alex George and Alexandra Cane didn’t even make it out of the villa as a couple, as Dr Alex dumped Alexandra before the final.

Which other Love Island couples are still together?

The good news for this year’s Islanders is not all Love Island relationships end in a break up. In fact, many Love Island matches have gone on to blossom on the outside.

National treasure Camilla Thurlow and her eventual love match Jamie Jewitt continue to go from strength to strength since appearing on Love Island 2017, which saw Camilla have a rocky path to true love. Earlier this year, the lovebirds moved into their own home with their two pet dogs.

Fellow Love Island 2017 alumni Jess Shears and Dom Lever have since got married, and announced their pregnancy in May 2019.

Love Island 2016 winners Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde matched with each other immediately when the show kicked off and stuck together throughout the series, and after a brief split their romance has grown stronger than ever. They welcome a baby, Freddie-George, in 2017 and are engaged.

Another strong coupling from 2016 was Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen, who became the first Love Island pair to get married in September 2018.

Can I watch Love Island abroad?

Going on holiday this summer and worried about missing the Love Island action? Fear not, you will be able to stay up-to-date with all the latest couplings via the ITV Hub app. By upgrading to ITV Hub+, you can access all six ITV channels with no ads. It costs £3.99 a month and you can do a seven-day free trial first – which could be just enough to see you through your holiday. Just make sure you cancel it if you no longer need it after your free trial is up!

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Now you know all there is to know about this year’s Love Island, all we can do is count down to the big launch next Monday, 3 June. Share your thoughts on this year’s contestants with us on our social media!