When does Love Island 2017 start?
Caroline Flack will host a 90-minute launch show on Monday June 5 at 9pm on ITV2, with daily coverage continuing on weeknights at 9pm.
This year’s batch of contestants will be living in a brand new villa, and ITV has teased that “temperatures will be raised and the pulses will race faster than ever before”.
A weekly live studio show, Love Island: Aftersun, will see Caroline joined by celebrity guests to discuss the latest gossip and reactions to the show.
Caroline says that she is looking forward to watching friendships develop in the villa.
“Last year I remember Zara getting upset when Adam didn’t pick her, and then because she was crying, Kady cried, so I cried,” she said.
“I loved the sisterhood. I want the girls to stick together.”
When asked if she ever felt embarrased watching some of the racier goings-on, Caroline said: “I don’t feel prudish, I have a bit of a giggle! I’m pretty non-judgemental when it comes to those things. Each to their own.”
Love Island cast: Camilla
Who is in the Love Island 2017 line-up?
This year’s cast includes one of Prince Harry’s alleged exes, a former member of Blazin’ Squad and a groundsworker dubbed “the human Ken Doll”.
Camilla, 27, is a bomb disposal expert who was once linked to Prince Harry.
The pair were rumoured to have taken a romantic trip to St Tropez in 2014, but the alleged fling was never confirmed.
Harry is now in a relationship with American actress Meghan Markle.
Originally from Dumfries, she says that her plan for the villa is to “break down some of the barriers that I have built up doing what I do”.
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Her biggest fears are not being liked, and “falling for someone and then that not working out or feelings not being returned.”
Love Island cast: Jessica
Jessica, 23, is a glamour model from Devon who is “genuinely looking for love”.
“I want to find someone to settle down with,” she said. “My friends are married and settling down with kids. I've looked everywhere and can't find him!”
Jessica has been “chatted up by a few celebrities – reality stars, mainly”, but is looking an old-fashioned romance.
Love Island cast: Olivia
Olivia, 26 from Surrey, is a motorsport grid girl and a former model.
She says that her USP is her racy sense of humour.
“I’ve been told I’m funny,” she said. "I’ve got quite an immature sense of humour, and I can be quite naughty.”
Love Island cast: Amber
Amber, a 20-year-old dancer from South Wales, is looking for someone to “have fun with”, and says that she is a “bit of a dating queen”.
“I’m only 20 but I’m so ready to find someone that I can have fun with,” she said. “If it turns into a relationship then great.”
When asked what her claim to fame is, Amber said: “Well maybe I’ve slept with a big name, but girls don’t kiss and tell!”
Love Island cast: Montana
Montana, 21, is an economic student from Hertfordshire.
She admits that she is “quite posh”, but says that she “loves an accent – anything northern, Welsh, Irish”.
She added: “Physically, I quite like the rugby build, he doesn't have to have a chiselled, defined six pack – I don't
mind a tiny bit of chub as long as they're broad and big.”
Love Island cast: Chloe
Chloe, 22 from Essex, says that she is “really personable, bubbly and outgoing”.
The executive assistant wants to meet “somebody nice”, adding that she usually “meets so many pigs”.
“I mean, boys in Essex – come on,” she explained. “They're not great. I want to be loved up but they're just pigs.”
Love Island cast: Marcel
Marcel, 31, is best-known as Rocky B from rap group Blazin’ Squad.
He calls his days in the group “the best of his life”, adding: “People do still recognise me when I'm out. During the day I don't think they do. But when I go out, I do look a bit more 'in your face' so they put two and two together.
“People the majority of the time want a selfie. I think I look really different these days, though. I feel like I've got much better looking!”
Love Island cast: Sam
Sam, 21, is an oil rig worker from Middlesborough, and says that he is playing to win the show.
“At the end of the day, it's a competition,” he said. “I’m there to find love, yes, but I'm also there to win. And if I have to step on someone's toes to do that, then I will do!”
Sam describes himself as a “serial dater”, and admits that he has “a bit of a wandering eye”.
Love Island cast: Kem
Kem, 21 from Essex, describes himself as a “cheeky chappy, really funny”.
The hairdresser, whose clients count Spencer Matthews and Calum Best, says that he wears his heart on his sleeve and is “all in or out, nothing in between”.
Despite this, Kem admits that his longest relationship was” about three months”.
“Most of the time when I talk to a girl I get bored or I don't think she's right for me so I just leave it,” he said.
Love Island cast: Dominic
Dominic is a career advisor from Manchester who says that he is “not just a pretty face”, and “has the chat as well”.
The 26-year-old said: “Good looking people tend to be absolute melts but I've got good chat to back it up.
“I'm definitely not modest! They call me vain, and I do love myself a bit.”
Love Island cast: Harley
Harley, 22, is a grounds worker from Norwich who says that girls describe him as “a bit of a Ken Doll or Baywatch kind of
“I work out a lot,” he said.” I call it a lifestyle more than a hobby.”
Looking past his impressive physique, Harley says that his USP is his manners.
I think I’m quite polite and down to earth and very genuine,” he said. “I’m not pretending to be somebody I’m not. I live by my means. “