Another batch of boys and girls looking for love – and a few million Instagram followers – will be jetting into Majorca next summer for months of sticking it on and mugging off in the hope of winning a huge cash prize (and true love, of course).
Here’s everything we know so far about series five…
When is Love Island back on TV?
Although an exact time and date for the launch of Love Island hasn’t yet been announced, judging from previous series we’re taking a guess that episode one will air on Monday 3rd June 2019 – but watch this space for official confirmation of a date from ITV.
Host Caroline Flack fanned flames for this theory when she seemed to let slip when the cast and crew were heading over to the villa on her Instagram story.
Sarcastically thanking her personal trainer, she said, “I have just trained with Bradley Simmons and he put me through utter hell. Making me do weights that I should not be lifting but he says we only have three weeks before Love Island starts or for Love Island prep, so we’ve got to work hard.”
In the meantime, what we do know for sure is that filming for the new series has already begun. Flack has shared photos in front of a green screen as she shot promos for the series, and revealed on Monday 22nd April via her Instagram Stories that cameras were about to start rolling.
“By the end of the week, I’m going to have potentially seen the cast for this year which is really exciting and mad that it’s come around this quick,” she said.
Caroline Flack on Love Island (ITV)
Speaking of which…
Who are the Love Island cast for 2019?
No names have yet been confirmed for series five of Love Island, but we’ll have them all here as soon as the boys and girls are announced.
Currently, ITV2. Ever since the reality show exploded in popularity, the question of whether Love Island will move to ITV has been bandied about.
However, according to reports, ITV doesn’t have any plans at the moment to move Love Island from its current home.
Will there be a Love Island live stream?
Unlikely. Whilst the show streams live via ITV Hub simultaneously with its TV broadcast, there are currently no plans from Love Island bosses to introduce a live feed from the villa (similar to the one Big Brother had in its heyday). Read what the producers had to say about it here.
It’s been there ever since, but whether or not the producers will want to switch up the show and move for series five remains to be seen. Seeing as they’ve now done two series per villa, history suggests it could be time to pack up and move on. But, we’ll have to wait and see.
For the past two series, half of the islanders have been packed off for a brief stint in Casa Amor where a crop of new romance-seekers have been introduced. Casa Amor brought about the brief split of Kem and Amber in series three and introduced Kaz Crossley who tempted away Josh in series four. It was also the subject of controversy during last year’s run, when Jack Fincham’s ex Ellie Jones showed up, causing his then partner Dani Dyer visible distress.
According to the Sun, producers are considering scrapping the hidden villa for series five as it no longer holds the element of surprise.
A ‘source’ said: “After two years there are concerns the rival villa won’t have the same impact and that new islanders who’ve watched the show will see it coming.
“It all depends what happens when the series starts – there’s still a possibility Casa Amor will be used but at the moment producers aren’t certain.”
Is there a trailer for Love Island 2019?
While there’s no full-length trailer for Series 5 as of yet, ITV2 has started to tease the upcoming season on its Twitter page using well-known phrases and moments from previous series.
The infamous ‘Do Bits Society’ gets a shout out (check out the label on those shorts), and there’s a nod to Eyal Booker’s savage put-down to Hayley Hughes.
Other teasers include a snapshot of all someone’s eggs in one basket, a quote from series three’s Chris Hughes asking “if anyone wants him to rap to lift the mood” and pink and blue paper cups.
ITV2 is using the hashtag #DayDotIsComing on Twitter, so keep your eyes peeled.
Every year, Love Island has got bigger – both in terms of the number of people watching and the length of the series.
Series one was five and a bit weeks, the second series ran for exactly six weeks and series three lasted for precisely seven weeks.
Series four was the longest ever, running for a total of eight weeks. If series five follows the same logic, it will be on air for nine weeks. At the minute, though, this is pure speculation and we will bring you the latest news as soon as we know how long Love Island 2019 is running for.
Who are the presenters of Love Island?
Every series so far has been hosted by Caroline Flack and narrated by Iain Stirling, and we can’t see that changing any time soon!