Love Island 2019: Start date, rumoured contestants and everything we know so far

Natasha Sporn, Georgia Chambers
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Cancel all your summer plans – Love Island is back!

The countdown for the hit ITV2 show is officially underway, with less than two weeks to go before the villa welcomes a batch of hungry-for-love residents.

Filming kicked off in April, with presenter Caroline Flack revealing that she was days away from “potentially” meeting the full cast of this year’s show.

Now ITV2 has officially confirmed a start date, we’ve gathered everything we know – or think we know – about Love Island series five:

When does the new series of Love Island start?​

We’ve not got long to wait until we vicariously jet off with the next set of islanders – Love Island returns to our screens on June 3.

ITV2 finally confirmed the start date with a tweet featuring host Caroline Flack floating on a pink lilo.

“#DayDotIsComing, Monday 3rd June, ITV2,” the caption reads.

Will Aftersun return too?

Flack has also confirmed that her spin-off show Aftersun will be returning days after the main series premiere, kicking off live on Sunday, June 9 after that evening's show for extra gossip and interviews.

Who are the contestants?

Whilst there’s been plenty of rumours, no one has been officially confirmed by ITV2 to be taking part in the new series.

Among the first rumoured names was former Big Brother star Lotan Carter, who was removed from the house for “unacceptable behaviour” in 2017.

Sources claimed to The Sun that Carter is hoping to “settle down” in the near future and would like to use the show to find his special somebody. They added that has some “really good stories and makes great TV.”

New show: Lotan Carter is reportedly interested in Love Island (Matt Crossick/PA Archive/PA Images)

Also rumoured to be taking part is Tommy Fury, the younger brother of superstar boxer Tyson.

What will the winning couple get?

If it’s anything like previous years, the winning couple will win £50,000. Well, one of them will and they face the choice of whether to go home with the whole prize or share it with their co-winner.