Love Island 2023 to launch on ITV tonight as Maya Jama teases ‘huge twist’

First Look at Love Island as contestants enter the Villa

Prepare for Turkey teeth, snakey behaviour and lots of snogging, as Love Island is back for its 10th season.

The new summer series features a major twist for the launch episode as the public have been voting for which contestants they want to see couple up.

Maya Jama is back on hosting duties after she made her debut on the winter edition earlier this year.

Jama proved a warm and lively host for the winter show, which was filmed in South Africa and won by Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan.

The contestants entering the villa first for the summer edition include model Ella Thomas and semi-professional footballer Tyrique Hyde. In tonight’s episode, it’s revealed that the pair already knew each other before they went in.

One newcomer, Molly Marsh, is joining the list of “nepo babies” who have appeared throughout the show’s history, from Dani Dyer to Tommy Fury.

Find out all about the 2023 villa here and which former contestants are still together here.

And follow along for live updates on the launch episode…


Watch: Behind-the-scenes at the Love Island villa ahead of new series

Watch: Behind-the-scenes at the Love Island villa ahead of new series

Tom Murray5 June 2023 20:35


What does the villa look like this year?

The famous Love Island villa has been given another glow-up in preparation for the new series.

Its new look includes a fresh colour scheme and the return of the dog house, as well as new day beds.

The villa is tucked away off a dirt road in a remote area in the east of Mallorca. Love Island moved to the new property for the last summer series after the previous location, near Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in the east of the Spanish island, reportedly became unavailable.

Tom Murray5 June 2023 20:05


Video: First Look at Love Island as contestants enter the Villa

First Look at Love Island as contestants enter the Villa

Tom Murray5 June 2023 19:15


Who is Love Island host Maya Jama?

Maya Jama is taking the helm for her first summer edition of Love Island tonight.

Starting out as a DJ on Rinse FM, The Independent has tracked Jama’s remarkable rise to fame here.

Tom Murray5 June 2023 18:40


Itching for some merch? Our colleagues at IndyBest have put together this handy buying guide for everything from the iconic water bottles to suitcases.

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Love Island couple’s who have gone the distance

We’ve compiled a list of all the couples from the show who still seem to be loved up…

Ellie Harrison5 June 2023 16:35


Opinion: What place does Love Island have in 2023?

Has Love Island finally given us the ick? Isobel Lewis investigates…

Ellie Harrison5 June 2023 16:05


Maya Jama’s pre-Love Island journey

The full lowdown on presenter Jama’s background and career to date…

Ellie Harrison5 June 2023 15:33


A look at the show’s history with nepo babies…

Remember when Gemma Owen casually admitted her dad was the football legend Michael Owen last summer? Or when the son of Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating gave away who his “old man” was?

Here’s a look back at all the nepo babies who have appeared on Love Island

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Meet the contestants

From gas engineer Mitchel to beautician Ruchee, here are the new islanders…

Ellie Harrison5 June 2023 14:33

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