We're now just weeks away from the return of Love Island, and it seems host Maya Jama may have just recruited one new viewer – King Charles.


The pair were filmed meeting and chatting along with photographer Campbell Addy at The Sovereign's Creative Industries Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, and Jama is heard telling the King that she hosts the ITV dating show.

In the clip, Jama says: "So I host Love Island, I don't know if you watch that though? That's like a reality dating show, yep, that's what I do."

The King then jokes that "there's one born every minute", before Jama tells the King that she is "just about to go to Spain to film some young people snog someone, so yeah, that's coming".

ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship posted the clip on Twitter, which has been re-branded as X, and noted that he thought the King would more likely be a Springwatch kind of viewers.

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Jama reposted the comment, saying: "You can hear I wasn’t assuming he watched it but you never know."

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Other attendees at the Buckingham Palace garden party included documentarian Louis Theroux, director Sir Ridley Scott and artist Tracey Emin.

After its All Stars season earlier this year, which was won by Molly Smith and Tom Clare, Love Island will be back for its 11th season of the main series in June.

When the new season was announced, Mike Spencer, creative director of production company Lifted Entertainment said: "Love Island is back and viewers are in for a big treat this summer as we have a villa full of sexy singles heading out to Mallorca all looking for the one.

"We are planning to turn up the heat this series with brand new format elements, an incredible group of Islanders and an insta worthy villa providing the most stunning backdrop for their summer of love. Strap yourselves in for Love Island series 11."

Love Island season 11 returns to ITV2 and ITVX this June.


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