When does Love Island 2022 start? Confirmed start date and line-up

Reality dating show fans are wondering about the Love Island 2022 start date and they're keen to know more about the confirmed line-up of singletons.

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It's that time of year when the countdown to ITV2's most popular reality dating show returns and fans are already asking when does Love Island 2022 start? and who's on the line-up as they clear their diaries.

A new set of contestants will enter the Love Island villa in the hope of finding 'the one' and being in with the chance of being crowned finalists and winning the couple's cash prize. As usual, there's bound to be lots to talk about, from Casa Amor to the Love Island final and everything in between. 

But before you grab a cocktail, the remote and put your evening social events on hold, we've got all you need to know about the new series....

When does Love Island 2022 start?

Series 8 of Love Island 2022 is confirmed to start on Monday, 6th June 2022.

Love Island producers confirmed the start date when the show's official instagram account and Twitter when it posted a short clip, of the date as an animation, and captioned it, "Here's your first hot date of the summer ❤️ 🔥 #LoveIsland is back Monday 6th June on ITV2 and ITV Hub!"

It comes after an insider told The Sun earlier this month that, "Love Island is coming back with a bang and it will begin on the second full week in June. The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6."

The new series was first confirmed at the end of series seven last year when Laura Whitmore encouraged viewers to apply for the next series.

There are rumours of some changes to the format for this year's show - including the possibility of a much longer run - keeping fans entertained for 10 weeks instead of the usual six to eight weeks, this years' applicants were asked to be available for 10 weeks.

Laura Whitmore has since quit the show as host as fans wonder who will replace her.

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Who is on Love Island 2022 line-up?

The singles confirmed to be on the line up for Love Island 2022 so far are as follows:

Paige Thorne, 24, Paramedic from Swansea

Paige is promising to bring her "positive energy" to the Love Island villa and added, "I am a good cook and I’m quite mumsy so I’ll look after anyone that needs looking after. If I had to pick a signature dish, it would probably be a Sunday dinner. My roasties are up there, I think Gordon Ramsay would be impressed - I think he would be like ‘9/10 or 10/10."

She is looking for love after coming out of a relationship and after focusing on herself she's ready to mingle again!

Paige Thorne Love Island

Dami Hope, 26, Senior Microbiologist from Dublin

This singleton is hoping to get a new experience from Love Island and is looking forward to talking to different girls. He hopes to bring his authentic self to the villa, Dami said, "Just myself - Dami Hope! Being me - funny and my personality. I don’t know if I will cause trouble, I’ll try not to cause trouble but sometimes you don’t intentionally cause trouble - but it happens!"

As an Aries. Dami believes his star sign helps him be a great lover. He explained, "When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing, I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate - I always used to put that person first. If they had something they wanted to do or something they were passionate about, I’d make sure that even if it’s something I’m not talented at I’d get talented at it just so it helps them. I’m really good at being in a team and actually looking after each other."

Dami Hope, Love Island

Indiyah Polack, 23, Hotel Waitress from London

Keen to date new people without the influence of social media, Indiyah is hoping that in the villa she can "get to know someone one-to-one and build a real connection".

She has described her dating history as "random" and added, "Everyone I’ve dated have all been quite different. I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same."

Indiyah Polack Love Island

Liam Llewellyn, 22, Masters Student, from Newport, south Wales

This student is looking forward to meeting someone and spending the years ahead getting to know them. When it comes to what his friends and family think of him, he admitted, "If you ask my mum, probably a little s**t. No, I’m a good kid, she knows that. They’d probably say quite generous, quite caring, happy, chatty, chirpy, bubbly. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I can’t hide how I feel about anyone. I’m probably quite emotional as well come to think about it."

AWWW. And if he had chance to impress someone, Liam revealed his go-to technique, "Pay them a compliment! The thing that girls quite like is that I’m not just like, “You’re mint.” I’m like, “Your eyes are piercing, I’m lost in your eyes.” Or I’ll say something like, “You’ve got nice feet” or something."

We can't wait to see what compliments he dishes out on the show!

Liam has since quit the show after just 36 hours in the villa.

Liam Llewellyn, Love Island

Tasha Ghouri, 23, model and dancer from Thirsk, North Yorkshire

The self-proclaimed “party animal” describes her dating life as “a shambles”. She is also the first deaf islander to appear on the show. Speaking about her medical condition, she said, “I think [my friends and family] would say I’m inspirational because of my hearing and my cochlear implant. I inspire quite a lot of people because I’m really open about it.”

Tasha Ghouri, Love Island

Davide Sanclimenti, 27, Business Owner, from Rome (living in Manchester)

Speaking about why he wanted to take part in this years' show said, "I think Love Island is going to be so much fun. I’m going to be the Italian stallion in the Villa! With my Italian charm, I can also be a very romantic guy. I’m good looking and I’ve realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me. They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it. I want to find my soulmate, find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family."

But Davide isn't looking for as fling, his biggest dream is to "find someone I can spend the rest of my life with".

Since appearing on the show viewers are wondering why is Love Island's Davide wearing sunglasses at night?

Davide Sanclimenti, Love Island

Gemma Owen, 19, International Dressage Rider and Business Owner, from Chester

This horse riding business owner is the daughter of former footballer Michael Owen and she applied for the show after her last relationship fizzled out and she has described herself as, "fun, flirty and fiery".

Gemma added, "I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way."

And while Gemma is competitive when it comes to sports - having competed for Great Britain in dressage since she was 11 years old, she won't stand in the way of true love.

She explained, "Sport has always been a big thing for me and my family. My dad was a professional football player. I’ve competed for Great Britain in dressage since I was 11-years-old. I’ve travelled all across Europe competing in big arenas in big competitions. I would say I’m very competitive. [When it comes to relationships] I will always go for what I want. But at the same time, I’m not going to mess up something for someone who is in a proper relationship or get in the way of a couple if they have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t do anything to another girl that I wouldn’t be happy with them doing to me."

Gemma Owen, Love Island

Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, Pharmaceutical Sales, from Nottingham

Having only been in one relationship before, Ikenna is looking for love once more. The spontaneous reality star admits he's not shy and doesn't care about what people think.

And one of his most memorable dating experiences was whisking his then girlfriend away for her birthday. He recalled, "I took my ex on holiday for her birthday. We went to Barcelona for four nights and I was pretty young then, maybe like 19-20. It was for her birthday so she didn’t know about it. It was quite a lot of money to spend for that age."

Ikenna Ekwonna, Love Island

Andrew Le Page, 27, estate agent, from Guernsey

Andrew admits he's single "for once" so he's looking for love once more and claims to be a "loyal" and "good boyfriend". He said "When I’m with someone I’m all for them." And he has a romantic side too, having admitted he surprised his ex during dinner when they were together. "I pretended that I got her absolutely nothing and she was kind of fuming. Then I whipped out that, ‘We're actually going to Paris tomorrow’. She was very happy with that!"

Andrew Le Page, Love Island

Amber Beckford, 24, Nanny, from London

Amber hopes to bring the "fun" into the villa, after all she's great with kids but how will she fare with the Love Island lot? She admitted, "Hopefully fun! Have some chit chat with the girls. I can definitely be opinionated so I’m not sure how that’s going to go down. As I work with kids I have patience with kids but adults, they annoy me!"

But for those looking to impress her, they'd better avoid the following, "I don’t like guys that show off. I don’t like flashy, showy-offy guys - just have a personality and make me laugh. There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!"

Amber Beckford, Love Island

Luca Bish, 23, Fishmonger, from Brighton

This singleton is looking for love four years after his last relationship. He explained, "I came out of a four-year relationship about a year ago. I was enjoying being in a relationship, there were just things I didn’t like and we drifted apart."

He lifted the lid on his dating style and admitted he prefers to "meet girls out and about". He added, I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it. If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going - then I won’t be throwing out dates."

Luca Bish, Love Island

But that hasn't stopped speculation over who else might be entering the villa over the coming weeks, and among those rumoured for 2022 are season four contestant Zara McDermott's brother, Brad McDermott, 22-year-old beautician Sophie Draper and influencer Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.

Speaking about Brad, an insider has said, "Brad is a young, good looking guy, and he has seen how appearing on Love Island has completely transformed Zara's life. Though she didn't find long-term love, it has served as a great platform for her. She also had a great time there, and he thinks it would be a great laugh."

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Meanwhile, Sophie, who owns a beauty salon in Nottingham, has a famous ex-boyfriend - Aston Villa footballer Matty Cash - as well as a huge following on Instagram.  She lives a luxury lifestyle with holidays in Dubai, and shares regular updates with her 20,000 followers including pictures of her physique and chic outfits.

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And Influencer Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is described as a Turkish actor and influencer. A source told the publication, "“Ekin-Su is the perfect contestant to get viewers tuning in this summer. Not only is she beautiful, she’s also used to being on TV and moves in showbiz circles so she’s sure to bring fireworks. She’ll have no shortage of guys after her in the villa, that’s for sure.”

Man City footballer Jack Grealish is claimed to have been liking her Instagram photos.

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Where is the villa?

The Love Island 2022 will still be filmed in Mallorca but this year the actual show has moved to a brand new villa as part of a shake-up. "ITV bosses think this is the right moment to refresh this element of the show, just as they did in series three back in 2017," a source told The Sun. And fans have been given a sneaky peek at the brand new six-bedroom villa as construction work is underway.

Scaffolding has been spotted outside the mansion while work is underway and it's expected to be revealed to fans nearer the time.

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Who will be hosting Love Island 2022?

Love Island 2022 will be hosted by returning TV presenter Laura Whitmore. The Irish TV host has reportedly signed a £500k deal to host the series once more - it will mark her third series following the tragic death of former host Caroline Flack.

It was rumoured that Laura, who is mum to daughter Stevie Ré, aged one, would be replaced by Maya Jama or Maura Higgins but ITV has since confirmed Laura's return as host.

An ITV spokesperson told Metro.co.uk, "Laura will be returning to host the forthcoming series of Love Island."

Laura Whitmore, Love Island host

What channel is Love Island on?

Love Island 2022 will be aired on ITV2 and an hour later on ITV2+1.

If you miss an episode, fear not as it will be available to stream on the ITV Hub. You can watch a teaser of the new trailer for the series.

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Watch this space for more Love Island updates. Check out Dated & Related on Netflix for a new dating show.

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