Love Island 2022 – live updates as new contestants enter villa ahead of ITV show’s launch

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It only feels like yesterday that Millie and Liam won Love Island in August 2021.

But tonight (6 June), the ITV2 series is returning with a new batch of contestants who will enter the Spanish villa in the hopes of finding romance or, at the very least, getting a nice suntan.

Fans of the show – or those deciding to get involved for the first time – are preparing to meet the hopefuls, who will be introduced by presenter Laura Whitmore and narrator Iain Sterling.

One thing’s for certain; the launch episode will take on a different form. In a new clip, it’s revealed that the public will choose which contestants couple up as opposed to the contestants themselves.

Find all the updates from the build-up to the launch show below

Key Points

Love Island vs Boris Johnson vote of no confidence

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It’s one of the more unlikely clashes of the year...

It’s been revealed that the Love Island launch episode will begin at exactly the same time the UK learns the result of the no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson.

Whichever way the vote goes, we’re not too sure ITV2 will be overjoyed about the timing.

Love Island 2022 first look

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In fact, if you want a look at the Love Island launch episode, you can do so here thanks to the show’s official Twitter account.

Love Island’s link to... Michael Owen?

17:09 , Jacob Stolworthy

In the past, Love Island has featured Danny Dyer’s daughter, Tyson Fury’s brother and Ed Sheeran’s ex.

This year, the series will feature yet another celebrity link: Michael Owen’s daughter.

Here’s a photo of Gemma Owen from tonight’s episode.


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The new contestants might all seem like unknowns at the moment, but you’re going to be saying their names all summer.

Meet them here:

Meet the contestants for Love Island 2022

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably wanting to know all the key details about what to expect from this year’s series.

Fortubately, then, we have the below ready for your perusal.

What time does Love Island begin tonight?

15:09 , Jacob Stolworthy

Hello, and welcome to our blog for the launch of Love Island – words that, depending on your stance, will either make you jump for joy or groan in disappointment)

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