Iconic Love Island villa has ‘crumbling walls and no Hideaway’ before new series

The iconic Love Island villa used in previous shows looks a far cry from its usual luxurious self ahead of the new season which will air in just a matter of weeks.

The famous home in Majorca has been completely stripped and needs a lot of work and TLC to make it TV-ready in time for the next series if it's the chosen spot.

The compound was not used last year due to the summer series being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is not yet known whether it will be the site of the upcoming series but contracts for this year's show have Majorca written on them.

Another location could also be chosen to host the saucy dating reality show.

A source previously told The Sun that there were several backups in case the travel restrictions prevented Majorca from being an option when the time comes.

They explained: “In a perfect world Love Island would be filmed at original villa they use in Mallorca.

“But the pandemic has meant contingency plans are more important than ever and other locations have been discussed for the show.

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“The Greek island of Crete was one which became a favourite due to its accessibility and stunning locations.

“Nothing is off the cards for Love Island at the moment.”

The villa is home to a supersized hot tub, infinity pool, and terrace all for the Islanders to relax in.

However, the pool wall is crumbling and there is no longer any decking where the day beds used to be.

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All the Love Island branding has been stripped, and the outdoor kitchen is no longer in place.

Love Island is expected to return to our screens at the beginning of June and run until August for a total of eight weeks.

Laura Whitmore is expected to return as host after taking over the reigns in 2020 with her husband Iain Stirling narrating.

Speaking about the show’s return back in February, she said: "I have been told that it’s coming back. I love doing it, it’s such a fun show.

"And I actually think it’s been good to have had that break, for everyone who works on it, because we all went through a loss. It’s nice to realise how much people missed the show. Apparently applications are crazy this year."

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The show will return with far more rigorous psychological testing this year after the tragic deaths of Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

Potential contestants will have to go through three rounds of testing to ensure they are fit and healthy to appear on the show and will have to provide details of their doctors and any medication they are taking.

Those who get through will be monitored throughout the show and there will be support teams on hand to help those struggling like in previous seasons.

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