Love Island bosses used Tinder to find contestants for this year’s series

New contestants are preparing for eight weeks of grafting, getting mugged off and catching feelings as the series returns on June 4.

Despite falling for the likes of 2017 champions Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, senior producer Angela Jain said to expect a whole host of totally different characters when the series kicks off.

She said: "We don’t want to cast the same characters every time, we aren’t looking for the next Camilla or the next Montana, that’s the opposite of what we’re looking for."

Last year producers trawled nightclubs, approached well-known partygoers and used social media to find new faces for the villa.

But in order to pick out the most entertaining – and attractive – islanders yet, they signed up to Tinder.

ITV confirmed this week that the official launch date for Love Island 2018 will be June 4.

Announcing it on Twitter, they wrote: "🌴❤📢 ANNOUNCEMENT KLAXON 📢❤🌴

"BRAND NEW #LoveIsland Lands Monday 4th June @ITV2 @LoveIsland"

The Bafta-winning show will air over eight weeks and is rumoured to include the likes of Danny Dyer's daughter Dani, Real Housewives of Cheshire's Dawn and Ashley Ward's daughter Taylor and Gabby Allen's brother Ethan.

Dani's dad, who plays Mick Carter on EastEnders, has warned 22-year-old Dani not to have sex on TV after signing up for the ITV2 reality show.

The Sun Online exclusively revealed there are 45 wannabe islanders on standby for the new series.

Some old faces are even expected to come back for double dates.


Builders have been grafting to transform the Love Island villa ready for its launch early next month.

Our exclusive pictures earlier this month showed a dramatic makeover underway at the property in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar on the East of Mallorca.

When the series launches on June 4 it will be be presented by newly engaged Caroline Flack. She has hosted Love Island since it returned to TV in 2015.

On a panel at the Royal Television Society, Caroline said: "To host something you’d actually watch, that’s the dream. You want to be a viewer too. It was a show I’d loved beforehand," she told the panel.



Caroline said she feels like the Islanders 'big sister' when they leave the show. "I'm there to give the advice," she added.

The TV star also revealed her favourite couple ever to be Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland from 2016.

The good looking pair are one of the show's biggest success stories and are due to get married later this year.


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