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05th Mar 2022

ITV confirms that major changes are coming to this year’s Love Island

Ellen Fitzpatrick

So exciting.

Love Island is making its return to our screens this summer, but for this year’s show, there will be some major changes.

ITV has confirmed that this year, the hit reality series will be filmed from a brand new villa.

The show has been filmed at the same property in Majorca for five years, minus the one year it was filmed in South Africa for the winter series, but big changes are happening now.

Bosses are on the hunt for a new villa to switch things but, despite last season seeing a revamp of the current villa.

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment, confirmed the news to PA Media, saying the new villa will be “marvellous”.

The ITV boss said: “We are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy. It is going to be marvellous.”

When asked where it would be located, he said: “Yes, it is going to be in Majorca. It is going to be a great one [series].”

The Sun reported in January that ITV was searching for a new home for the latest bunch of singletons to spend the summer of love, with a TV insider saying: “ITV bosses think this is the right moment to refresh this element of the show, just as they did in series three back in 2017.

“Love Island moved from a location in Santanyi in southern Majorca, which was its home for series one and two, to the current villa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, in the north-east.”

“Now they’re considering a range of options, but want to stay on the island which has provided the perfect sunny backdrop for the show.”

They added that no matter what, they’ll be looking for somewhere that will only “enhance” the show and fans should be excited to see what a new villa can bring.