Love Island villa in Majorca takes shape with huge pool and firepit spotted ahead of show launch
THE LOVE Island villa is taking shape after works got underway with a huge pool and enviable firepit installed.
Contestants on the ITV show are set to make their home in the £2.57m lodgings in sunny Majorca in two weeks time.
Romance is set to blossom as they dive into the 20m swimming pool, with drama promised as they gather for eliminations around the firepit.
Daily Mail pictures also show the lucky house guests will also have access to an outdoor kitchen, which sits between the firepit and pool.
At the beginning of the month The Sun's exclusive pictures revealed tradesmen were hard at work getting the new Love Island villa ready for the 2022 series launch.
The six-bed rustic Majorcan retreat looks less flashy than previous series but still possesses a charm of its own that could add to the romance in the ITV dating show.
read more on love island
Love Island’s Laura Whitmore seals £500,000 one-year deal to host next series
Love Island’s Demi Jones reveals she has SPLIT from boyfriend after cancer battle
The villa is situated in the middle of lush greenery and at the foot of a large hill.
The old villa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, which housed contestants for five years, sold for a whopping £3million.
We recently revealed the new Love Island series will kick off on Monday June 6.
An insider said: “Love Island is coming back with a bang and it will begin on the second full week in June.
Most read in Love Island
Love Island winner Paige Turley in hospital after denying split from Finn Tapp
Love Island’s Faye gets CCTV at home after break in so she can spy on Teddy
Love Island’s Millie looks incredible in bikini amid Liam split rumours
Love Island's Danielle Pyneunrecognisable 7 years on with new career
“The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6.
“Filming for the promotional adverts is beginning in the next couple of weeks and the ads will start in May.
“This series is going to be the longest ever and it’s from a brand new location so it’s all very exciting.”
A spokesman for Love Island said: “It is too early to confirm scheduling for the 2022 series.”
Love Island, which first started in June 2015, is still a massive hit and is the most popular show for 16 to 34-year-olds.
Host Laura Whitmore is back to present the new series, after signing a £500,000 deal last month.
Insiders told The Sun of her mega-money contract: There has been lots of speculation that Laura might be stepping down, or that other presenters were being lined up for the role.
“Laura and show executives always hoped she would re-sign — it was just a case of making sure timings worked.
“She is excited to be going back to the villa and seeing what dramas unfold.”
Earlier this week The Sun also revealed the first contestant being pursued by Love Island bosses.
Beautician Sophie Draper, 22, dated Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash for four years prior to their sudden split last year and has now met with ITV chiefs who think she is the “perfect fit” for the dating show.
A TV source said: “Sophie is a gorgeous girl who is really driven and determined to succeed.
“She has her own beauty salon and already leads a jet set lifestyle, which she likes showing off on Instagram, so she wouldn’t be fazed by being on TV.
Read More on The Sun
You’ve been washing your underwear wrong – and that’s not all
I tried own brand teabags and a supermarket version beat PG Tips and Tetley
“Love Island bosses think she could be a good fit for the show, it's early days still but she definitely has potential.
“Matty will be pretty shocked to see her looking for love on TV, but he publicly moved on pretty quickly.”
Source: Read Full Article