LOVE Island 2021 finally gets underway tonight in one of the biggest TV events of the year.
With more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, contestant Chloe Burrows is set to shake things up from the get-go.
It’s all go tonight as the boys are forced to make a brutal decision in the first episode.
Just hours after coupling up for the first time, a spanner is thrown in the works with late arrival Chloe.
Meanwhile ITV have revealed a first look at the villa – complete with new Hideaway for getting down-and-dirty in – plus a host of epic special features.
Elsewhere in the world of Love Island, Shannon Singh’s past on online dating sites looking for “sugar daddy” lovers has also been exposed – making her one of the real cast members to watch from the off.
Read our Love Island 2021 live blog below for the latest updates…
FAYE’S ANOTHER ONE, ISN’T SHE?
Did no-one do a VT just saying they want to meet their prince charming?
Instead it’s all sex acts and single entendres.
I’m also still not over Sharon being called Sharon.
SHARON HAS ARRIVED
Now it’s not often you meet a Sharon who was born post decimilsation but here we are.
She’s a civil servant too – and she was a beauty queen.
Sterotypes just being hurled out of the window tonight, aren’t they?
LIBERTY AND KAZ
They’re in sync with each other and also the furniture.
Liberty wants someone who can listen and Kaz wants a man to rail her. So that’s how we’re playing this.
I feel Kaz should win this now – she can’t get a word in edgeways!
TIME FOR THE CONTESTANTS
Now they’re entering two by two this year apparently.
But not in couples because two girls would be a logistical difficulty, but instead it’s girls first.
And we’ve got… Liberty and Kaz!
They’re already struggling with the champagne so it’s going to be a long summer.
But he’s not on the island anymore.
Instead, he’s in a basement in London somewhere.
So that’s nice for him.
And by party I mean watching other people fall in love/lust/commerical deals in a stunning villa in the sunshine.
Which is as good as really.
Especially when the drama will also come. And also VTs of the definitely normal people in their normal jobs.
IT’S BEEN A LONG WAIT
But after 18 months of no-one asking if they’re your type on paper, screaming about being loyal or over-reacting to the smallest issue as if the world were ending, LOVE ISLAND IS BACK.
The first crop of love-seekers are about to enter the villa and couple up for the first time.
But who will go the distance and who will fall at the first magazine deal?
ITV HUB CHAOS
Now I don’t wish to worry anyone but ITV Hub is experiencing some minor technical difficulties – like not working.
ITV are working on the issue to get it back up and running but this is very bad timing for the technical fairies to start messing about because we’re so close to summer on screen.
LOVE ISLAND KLAXON SOUNDS
This is your 15 minute warning.
Pop the kettle on, crack open the babysham, take your Ben and Jerry’s out of the deep freeze so it will be vaguely edible by about 4pm tomorrow.
Love Island returns in just 15 minutes. It’s very exciting.
PHEW FOR HUGO
England cricketer Hugo is the show’s first physically disabled Islander, having been born with a club foot.
He said: “I had lots of operations when I was a kid. You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.”
Getting to star in Love Island will be the making of these hopefuls.
Apparently their Instagram following will go up by 2000 per cent.
IT’S GOING TO BE SIZZLING
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN
Love Island is on at 9pm on ITV2. Woop
WHERE’S LOVE ISLAND SET THIS YEAR?
It is STUNNING. You wait and see.
In May 2021, The Sun exclusively revealed work on the site was in full swing.
RULES OUT THE WINDOW
There’s no rules when it comes to lurvve!
Asked if her parents had set any ground rules, Kaz shared: “No rules have been set in place – the only rule my mum said is to be myself.
“She says she trusts me to carry myself the way I normally do. That’s the only rule – to be me and enjoy every moment. Not to overthink.”
Super hot contestant Kaz Kamwi is ready to get rampant on the show.
Speaking to The Sun ahead of the launch, she said: “It (sex) is not something I am necessarily looking to run towards or run away from it.
“It’s been a long lockdown. If I am with the right person and the moment feels right, I wouldn’t rule it out.”
She added: “I think sex is an important part of any relationship and I just think everyone needs it.”
Love Island’s Kaz Kamwi has said she is up for sex in the villa ‘after a really long lockdown’.
The 26-year-old fashion blogger from Essex believes being intimate is an important part of any relationship and she won’t shy away from it on the show.
Love Island’s Amy Hart has revealed the show’s producers warned her when she entered the villa no one might step forward for her and the public could turn on her.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Amy, said: “They tell you before you go in, in the talk of doom, people might not fancy you.
“The public might not like you, people in the villa might not fancy you, that was my worry.”
Contestants have been prepared to get ready for rejection in case they don’t get picked.
Not all fair in love and war, is it?
Chloe’s secret is safe with us…
Well, just till 9pm. Ha!
TWISTS AND TURNS
Just when the islanders have hooked themselves up in their couples… get ready for a bombshell twist.
Sharon‘s job involved delivering Brexit and battling coronavirus for the government – so the hectic pace of Love Island will probably come as a relaxing break.
The former beauty queen was on the pageanting circuit with Love Island veteran Molly-Mae Hague back in the day.
She’s got skills!
RAISING EYEBROWS, RAISING TEMPERATURES
Civil servant Sharon left her colleagues stunned when they found out she was going on Love Island.
After spending the year working on covid policy, she’s finally got her lucky break.
WHAT TIME IS LOVE ISLAND TONIGHT?
Love Island will start TONIGHT (Monday, June 28) at 9pm.
As usual it will be airing on ITV2 and will be available to watch on the ITV Hub.
The opening episode lasts for an hour and a half, but thereafter it is on for an hour until 10pm or 10.05pm.
The show usually runs from the beginning of June for eight weeks until August.
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