Love Island is back! Over the coming weeks, we’ll watch the Islanders couple up and put their new romances to the test. And the biggest challenge couples have faced in previous years of the ITV2 series? The infamous Casa Amor.
Here’s all you need to know about the show’s secret second villa…
The second villa was first introduced to Love Island in a major twist during the show’s third series in 2017.
It is a second luxury pad which producers use to split up current islanders by gender and introduce them to new eye candy, to test the relationships they have formed in the original villa.
Where is Casa Amor?
Judging by the photos we’ve seen, Casa Amor is situated in the same otherwise uninhabited area just a few hundred yards from the original villa – close enough to hear screaming?
What happened in Casa Amor in previous years?
Casa Amor has been at the centre of some of Love Island’s biggest bust-ups of recent years.
Fans will remember how eventual series three winners Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies temporarily split when they were forced into the different villas, each choosing to couple up with a new partner while apart.
Casa Amor caused fireworks in the 2018 series as well, with Josh Denzel cosying up to Kaz Crossley, leaving previous partner Georgia Steel seething, protesting that “she’s loyal, babes” even if he wasn’t.
And the same year, footage of Jack Fincham bumping into one of his exes in the new villa nearly spelled the end of him and girlfriend Dani Dyer.
“Obviously we’ve published our duty of care statement, and where we are compared from the first series is completely different,” she said. “We’re trying to mirror real life here, and relationships in real life get tested and that is entirely normal.
“We are often reacting to the narrative in the villa, so we try and be entirely flexible about that.”