Love Island 2018: Contestants, Couples And Everything Else You Need to Know

5 June 2018, 16:20

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Love Island. Picture: ITV2

By Sam Prance

All the essential information about the hottest show on television...

Our favourite reality TV show is back. It's hard to believe it but it's already almost a year since Kem and Amber took home the Love Island 2017 crown but a new season of sun, sex and suspicious pairings is already airing. Will this series beat last year's monster ratings? Will the winning couple actually stay together? Will any of the contestants release a single?

Only time will tell but one thing is for sure: Love Island 2018 is going to be major. With that in mind, we've gathered all of the essential information that you need to know about the new season. When is it on? Who is on it? How long is it on for? Find out in our step-by-step guide below.

When is Love Island 2018 on?

The brand new season of Love Island is on air now. It debuted on June 4th at 21:00 and it plays at the same time everyday until it ends.

In classic Love Island style, the team behind the show unveiled the news via Twitter with a hilarious video of Caroline Flack winking in the pilot's seat of a Love Island plane. Not only that but the show's beloved host also wears her very own Love Island airlines uniform in the clip. We need ones in our sizes now.

Get your mojitos ready. This season is already a good one.

What channel is Love Island 2018 on?

Love Island 2018 airs on ITV2. The first edition of the show aired on ITV back in 2005 and 2006 but ever since it returned to our screens in 2015, it has been and ITV2 baby.

How popular is Love Island 2018?

Love Island 2018 is not only one of the biggest shows of the year but it has already broken major records. With over 2.95 million viewers in its first episode, it is now the most watched program ever on ITV2.

Who is hosting Love Island 2018?

Our Love Island queen Caroline Flack is back to host another season. After gaining a legion of fans as the presenter of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, co-hosting The Xtra Factor and winning Strictly Come Dancing, the 38 year old star joined the Love Island team. She hosted it as soon as it came back and she's helmed the show ever since.

Now that Caroline is dating beloved former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Andrew Brady, we've got our fingers crossed that he may make a surprise appearance in the new series. We want to see Caroline and Andrew loved up in the villa.

What will the winners of Love Island 2018 take home?

Just like in previous seasons, the winners of Love Island 2018 will take home £50,000. However, there is one big twist. In past series of the popular show, the money was split between a winning couple, whereas this time there will only be one winner and they will get to choose whether or not they share the money with their new partner.

Prepare for a whole lot of drama.

Who are the contestants on Love Island 2018 and what are the couples?

Love Island currently stars 11 incredible contestants who are all in with a chance of taking home the Love Island crown this year.

Girls wise we have west-end performer Samira Mighty, barmaid Dani Dyer, model Hayley Hughes, retail manager Kendall Rae-Knight and cabin crew member Laura Anderson.

Meanwhile, on the boys front we have design engineer Wes Nelson, A&E doctor Alex George, personal trainer Adam Collard, model Eyal Booker, construction worker Niall Aslam and stationery sales manager Jack Fincham.

The Love Island couples at the moment are Alex and Samira, Jack and Dani, Kendall and Niall, Eyal and Hayley and Wes and Laura. Adam is currently single but will choose a partner in tonight's show, leaving one of the boys alone.

Who is the favourite to win Love Island 2018?

As it stands Dani is the Top Girl and Jack is the Top Boy but that could change day on day. Find out the exact betting odds in our Love Island 2018: Bookies' Favourites guide.

How long will Love Island 2018 be on for?

Love Island 2017 took place over just under eight weeks but Love Island 2018 looks set to be even longer. Applications for the show asked potential candidates to be available for ten weeks and Caroline has also confirmed the length increase.

According to quote in The Mirror, the Love Island presenter said: “We are here for an extra week longer. And a week in ‘Love Island’ relationships is like a year in real relationships - and a lot can happen in a year... It’s going to be the longest ever.”

Who is doing the Love Island 2018 voiceover?

Ian Stirling is doing the voiceover for the new season. As well as working on all of the past seasons of the show, he is a popular comedian.

Not only that but he also dates the host of Love Island's sister show Survival of the Fittest: Laura Whitmore.

Where is Love Island 2018 taking place?

Love Island is once again set in a luxurious villa in Mallorca. However, this season already appears to have the best villa yet. From the massive hot tub to the double beds, we need a reservation at casa Love Island asap.