It goes without saying, the hype surrounding Love Island’s return is unprecedented in the history of the show. But Jain and Gould aren’t worried.
“I don’t feel any pressure,” said Jain. “I think we’ve got an unblemished track record when it comes to awards season, right? Every single award we’ve been up for this year we’ve won.
“That gives me confidence that we know what we’re doing. That doesn’t mean arrogance and that we should sit back, but it gives us confidence. We’ve just got to do more of the same.
“Of course there’s pressure but if you worry too much about all those external pressures that you don’t have any control over, you lose sight of what you’re supposed to be doing,” she continued. “We know what we’re supposed to be doing and we know how to do it.”
Gould, meanwhile, said that although the format itself hasn’t changed since the first series in 2015, the show has “evolved”. Jain agrees: “Every single series has to be an evolution,” she says.
“But the way we make the show is absolutely the same,” adds Gould. “So I take heart from that and just know that we’ve got to do that again. It is a format that works.”