Love Island could be returning to our screens this summer after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.
One of the most popular reality competitions on TV, previous seasons have raked in around six million viewers.
So, when can we expect the seventh series of Love Island? This is what we know so far.
Will Love Island return in 2021?
While travel restrictions are still in place across the UK for now, ITV bosses are confident a 2021 season will go ahead.
The channel has announced that the show is scheduled to make a return, and it is currently planning the upcoming series.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Managing Director of Media and Entertainment, said: “Love Island returns for its seventh sizzling series, as a host of new singletons seek to find their perfect match.
“Returning to ITV2, the Islanders must do their best to flirt, date, couple up and try and avoid being ‘dumped’.
“With new arrivals, heads may turn, while others will prove their true feelings.
“From romance and heart-to-hearts to betrayal and broken hearts, there’s never a dull moment in this ultimate search for love.”
This year’s show promises to be just as dramatic as previous years, with ITV adding: “More texts, fire pit gatherings and challenges await the lovestruck Islanders, meaning there’ll be plenty for them to dish the dirt on in the Beach Hut.
“And there’ll be lots of twists and turns along the way, with shock recouplings, unexpected splits and dramatic exits.
“As the pairs attempt to win the hearts of each other – and the nation – one couple will ultimately triumph and be crowned Love Island winners 2021.”
Will it be filmed in Majorca?
The original villa is located in the Balearic Island of Majorca, but there has been no confirmation that it will be filmed there again this year.
The location of this year’s series is expected to depend on travel restrictions, with places like Cyprus and Portugal already announcing they will allow international travellers who have had two coronavirus vaccine jabs to visit, from May.
Producers have remained tight-lipped about the details of the show – but it is thought that there will only be one season this year, instead of the summer and winter sun series.
The winter version has previously been filmed in South Africa.
Who will host this year’s show?
The 2021 series is likely to be hosted by Radio 1’s Laura Whitmore, alongside her husband Iain Stirling – who provides the show’s voiceover.
The couple, who got married in a private ceremony in November 2020, are expecting their first child, a daughter, who is due in the coming weeks. .
There have been no suggestions that Whitmore will be replaced for this year’s Love Island, and was pictured filming ITV’s Celebrity Juice in early March.
How do you apply for Love Island?
Applications for the summer series are currently open with a closing date set for Friday 30 April.
If you wish to put yourself forward for series seven, fill out the application form on the ITV website.