For five years we’ve seen single, love-seeking hopefuls complete tasks, couple off and get voted out each week on Love Island – and they do this in isolation.
This 21st Century dating concept involves a group of men and women who participate in often hilarious tasks with a partner that they keep swapping until they find the love of their lives. Sounds interesting, right?
Well, in 2018, Love Island won a BAFTA for Best Reality & Constructed Factual and was also nominated for various other awards, so you know it’s about to get very real with season 6.
Location, location, location
“Welcome to Cape Town, enjoy the party… put on your dancing shoes, Cape Town welcomes you!” I’m sure this is exactly what the contestants heard as soon as they got off the plane from the UK. Season six is set in a luxury villa in the exclusive Constantia Winelands.
Meet some of the contestants
You’ve got to see them to believe them. That’s right, this season’s bunch of gorgeous singletons are even better looking than ever before. Not that this makes them all particularly bright or clued up …. but we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Siânnise Fudge: Affectionately called Princess Jasmine and the eyebrow queen because she’s so sassy, Siânnise’s party trick is that she can moonwalk. Michael is turning in his grave, we’re sure about that.
Twins Eve and Jess Gale: The only twins on the show said they respect each other and won’t fight over a man… right! And their claim to fame is getting WhatsApped by US rapper Tyga.
Paige Turley: This 22-year-old singer’s ex-boyfriend is Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, who she dated for a year.
Mike Boateng: This hunky policeman is willing to ruffle a few feathers to get what he wants. “I’m going in to the villa to find love. If that means stepping on a few toes, burning a few bridges and finding the love of my life, I’m willing to do it.” Sounds like a solid game plan.
Callum Jones: Callum is going into the villa with his ideal woman in mind. “I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish.” Let’s all watch as Callum finds out it’s a bit more difficult to find what you want when you are isolated and competing with other guys.
Finley Tapp: This Milton Keynes native believes he’s the perfect Love Islander because: “I’m a relationship kinda guy, so I’m looking for a partner to come out of the villa with. I know I’ll make friends with the blokes in there too so I should be a good contender.” We actually believe him!
Demi Jones: If you don’t want to hear her talk (trust us, sometimes her voice gets a tad too much), then at least read about her worst dating experience. “I had a weird Tinder date where when the date was driving me home, he said ‘Do you want to see something funny?’ He got out an air horn and started honking it out of the window. It was the weirdest experience of my life. I never saw him again. That was my first and last Tinder date.”
Luke Trotman: Known as Luke T (there’s another Luke in the villa), he outlines his definition of the boy code. “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. In the Villa, you’ve got to back yourself. I’m quite relaxed.” Well gosh, guess he’s all for himself then.
Luke Mabbott: Luke M has been mistaken for a world-famous celebrity on many occasions. “I’ve been mistaken for Justin Bieber quite a few times. I’ve walked into clubs and been given VIP table service and free drinks because the bouncer has thought I’m him!”
Love Island UK S6 starts Monday 13 April on M-Net (101) at 23:00
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