Love Island 2022: Start date, cast, host, trailers and what we know so far

25 May 2022, 15:53 | Updated: 10 June 2022, 13:19

By Jenny Mensah

The UK's biggest reality dating show is set to take place for another year. Find out when it starts and everything we know so far.

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It's almost summer, which means it's almost time for Love Island to start.

The reality dating show has become a fixture of our TV schedules every year, introducing us to a group of young hopefuls wanting to find love and boost their careers.

But when does Love Island start in 2022 and what can we expect?

Find out everything we know about the reality dating show so far, including its start date, rumoured cast, teaser trailers, host and location.

READ MORE: Love Island 2022 cast - all you need to know about the contestants here

Laura Whitmore will presents Love Island again
Laura Whitmore will present Love Island again. Picture: Jonathan Hordle/Shutterstock

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When does Love Island start on ITV 2?

Love Island kicks off at the earlier date of Monday 6th June at 9pm on ITV2.

Who will host Love Island 2022?

Laura Whitmore returns as host on the show and it has been reported that she's signed a £500,000 deal.

Love Island returns on 6th June 2022
Love Island returns on 6th June 2022. Picture: ITV/Shutterstock

Where will Love Island 2022 take place?

Though the show is still set to take place in Mallorca, it's reported that it will have a brand new villa.

The cast for Love Island 2022 has been revealed
The cast for Love Island 2022 has been revealed. Picture: ITV 2

Who's in the Love Island 2022 cast?

  • Paige Thorne, 24, Paramedic from Swansea
  • Dami Hope, 26, Senior Microbiologist from Dublin
  • Indiyah Polack, 23, Hotel Waitress from London
  • Liam Llewellyn, 22, Masters Student from Newport, South Wales
  • Tasha Ghouri, 23, Model and dancer from Thirsk
  • Davide Sanclimenti, 27, Businessman from Rome, Italy
  • Gemma Owen,19, International dressage rider and business owner from Chester
  • Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, Nottingham - working in Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Andrew Le Page, 27, Real estate agent, from Guernsey (lives in Dubai)
  • Amber, Beckford, 24, Nanny from London
  • Luca Bish, 23, Fishmonger from Brighton
  • Afia Tonkmore, 25, Private members club host from London
  • Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27, Actress from Essex

See our full line-up of cast mates, their bios and their Instagram handles here.

What can we expect from Love Island 2022?

Apart from a change of villa, it's been reported that applications are being accepted from non-binary contestants this year. Commentator Iain Stirling has teased that it's set to be the "sexiest" Love Island yet.

Speaking about the new series, Iain told OK! Magazine: "I’ve not seen the villa. I like to wait and see it on the first day and meet the Islanders for the first time, so I’m like a viewer seeing it for the first time, too.

"I know it’s got a fire pit because I talked about that in the trailer and I imagine if there’s more working out space it’ll be the sexiest series we’ve ever had."

Will Love Island be on every night?

Love Island usually takes place from Monday-Friday from 9pm, with Love Island: Unseen Bits at 10pm taking place on Saturdays, when the cast are said to have a break from filming. On Sundays, Aftersun takes place which will be mainly hosted by Laura Whitmore.

Who won Love Island 2021?

Millie Court and Liam Reardon were crowned the winners of Love Island 2022. The couple are still together and have moved into their own home.

READ MORE: How much does Laura Whitmore get paid for hosting Love Island?

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