Love Island bosses ‘in talks’ to bring back celebrity version of the show

Celebrity Love Island first aired in 2005 and starred Calum Best, Liz McClarnon and Bianca Gascoigne trying to find love

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by Nathan Katnoria |
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It’s hard to imagine Love Island without Iain Stirling hilariously narrating as a group of sassy, single civilians couple up in Spanish paradise, but back when the show first launched it was very different indeed.

Back in 2005, the show was hosted by Patrick Kielty and Kelly Brook and involved celebrities including Calum Best and Bianca Gascoigne heading to Fiji to try and find love with each other. It only lasted for two series before being axed and brought back 10 years later as the show we know and love, but it’s thought that show bosses are considering reviving a celebrity edition of the show after huge success of the reboot.

Celebrity Love Island contestants
Celebrity contestants included Calum Best ©ITV

“It’s a no-brainer to bring back the celebrity version. It will mean they can air two series a year – a regular one and a celebrity one,” a source told the Daily Star on Sunday.

They continued: “It’s an easy format to slot celebs into, and the villa and location are available in January so ITV are costing everything up and speaking to sponsors,” suggesting that the celebrity version of the show could hit our screens in the winter months.

Two series of Love Island a year would be AMAZING.

The latest series is just 24 hours away and we can’t wait, especially after seeing what the new Love Island villa looks like.

Love Island 2018 villa

The luxury villa, which is located in Mallorca, has been upgraded from last year's show, and has been given a stunning new makeover!

The villa is situated high up in the hills, on the outskirts of a small town called Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. It even boasts the biggest private pool in the Balearics, perfect for the Islanders to cool off from all of the drama.

And just like last year, the villa includes a number of luxuries, including an infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor gym, outdoor kitchen and fire pit.

Very nice!

Check out this year’s confirmed contestants below...


CLOSER: Love Island 2018 contestants (slider)

Laura Anderson Love Island1 of 11

Laura Anderson

Age: 29Occupation: Cabin CrewFrom: Stirling, Scotland

Dani Dyer Love Island2 of 11

Dani Dyer

Age: 21Occupation: Barmaid and ActressFrom: East London

Hayley Hughes Love Island3 of 11

Hayley Hughes

Age: 21Occupation: ModelFrom: Liverpool

Kendall Rae-Knight Love Island4 of 11

Kendall Rae-Knight

Age: 26Occupation: Retail ManagerFrom: Blackpool

Samira Mighty Love Island5 of 11

Samira Mighty

Age: 22Occupation: West End PerformerFrom: London

Niall Aslam Love Island6 of 11

Niall Aslam

Age: 23Occupation: Student and Construction WorkerFrom: Coventry

Eyal Booker Love Island7 of 11

Eyal Booker

Age: 22Occupation: ModelFrom: London

Adam Collard Love Island8 of 11

Adam Collard

Age: 22Occupation: Personal Trainer and Gym DirectorFrom: Newcastle

Jack Fincham Love Island9 of 11

Jack Fincham

Age: 26Occupation: Stationary Sales ManagerFrom: Kent

Dr. Alex George Love Island10 of 11

Dr. Alex George

Age: 27Occupation: A&E DoctorFrom: Carmarthen, West Wales

Wes Nelson Love Island11 of 11

Wes Nelson

Age: 20Occupation: Electrical and Nuclear Systems Design EngineerFrom: Staffordshire

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