Love Island 2019: Cast, Line-Up, Start Date And Latest Celebrity Islanders Rumours
23 May 2019, 12:06 | Updated: 23 May 2019, 12:11
Love Island 2018 was such a hit we already can’t wait to get stuck into the 2019 version. Here’s everything we know so far, from the line up to Caroline Flack’s return.
Love Island 2019 is being tipped as one of the biggest TV shows of the year.
Following the success of Dani Dyer, Kem Cetinay, Wes Nelson and even Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen, fans of the ITV2 show are desperate to know things like the start date, cast and all the latest rumours for the next series.
So when will Love Island 2019 be on TV? And are there any rumours about the cast yet? While there is still a lot to be confirmed, here is what we know so far:
Love Island 2019 cast and line up
The producers and bosses over at ITV2 keep their top secret cast under wraps for as long as possible before the show, but rumours started as far back as February.
Rumour has it, the producers are lining up smaller reality TV stars such as Ercan Ramadan from The Only Way Is Essex's Marbella spin-off, though at the time he was reportedly contacted by ITV bosses he was dating Vicky Pattison, which may have thrown a spanner in the works.
An insider told the tabloids, "Love Island casting agents are approaching people with low-level fame to take part in this year’s show. Ercan was approached by casting producers in January.
"They told him he'd be a perfect fit for the show and that they really wanted him on board."
"It's a total U-turn after Love Island bosses binned reality stars for the last series. But this year they know exactly who they want on the show. Everyone on Love Island must have a strong influence on social media – it's key to the success of the show."
Braelin Kail Peery
Another name that has been bandied about for the show is bisexual Instagram star Braelin Kail Peery, who claimed she was approached by producers.
The 20-year old model is from America and confirmed she was bisexual on social media in September 2018.
i really just got asked to be on the show love island ...— braelin kail (@ohkailno) March 6, 2019
i. im. IM 20 AND HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A RELATIONSHIP BEFORE. I CANT ALREADY BE GOING ON LOVE SHOWS.— braelin kail (@ohkailno) March 6, 2019
Controversial Big Brother star Lotan Carter was also apparently ‘in talks’ with ITV2 producers too, with reports claiming he began training more regularly so that he “looks his best” on camera.
Despite being keen for the role, Lotan was said to be fearful his reality TV past might work against him.
There have also been rumours ex islander Megan Barton-Hanson will be heading into the villa, after the attention she garnered in last year’s series before she hooked up with now-ex Wes Nelson.
Lottery winner Jane Park is also rumoured to be in the 2019 line-up after grabbing headlines for winning £1 million at just 17 years old.
Another rumoured contestant is the sister of Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Sairah Pinnock. However, Leigh-Anne has previously tweeted her disappointment at the lack of diversity in the ITV series, so her involvement isn’t looking likely.
She was also a rumoured contestant for last year's series, so it's possible she could be another reserve for this year's series.
According to the Daily Star, Instagram influencer Sav Berry was seen in leaked pictures sporting brightly coloured swimwear and posing in front of a bright pink background, before walking toward a camera in front of a black and white background typical of the promo shoots previous contestants have done.
Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard's brother Curtis is the latest rumoured contestant said to be heading into the villa. Reports claimed the 23 year old jetted off to Mallorca this week after winning over producers with his fit body and salsa moves.
Love Island 2019 start date
The Love Island start date was finally confirmed one month after Caroline Flack teased filming had begun, with ITV announcing it all kicks off on Monday 3 June – so, clear your summer plans ASAP.
Love Island 2019 Advert
ITV has started teasing the next series on TV as well as public billboards, with short ads hinting the season's return is very soon.
During the All New Monty on ITV on 6 May, viewers noticed a short clip of a swimming pool with a piece of paper floating in the water, with the words: "My type" written on it.
One advert also showed a basket full of eggs, referencing all the times past contestants have said the likes of: "I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket" while another teaser showed a pair of swimming shorts with 'DBS' (Do Bits Society) on them. If you'd forgotten, the 'Do Bits Society' is the 'club' the 2018 couples branded themselves members of after "doing bits" with their respective partners.
The words 'Day Dot Is Coming' appears on each of the adverts as well as social media.
Can you apply to be on Love Island 2019?
Applications closed on April 29, but here’s everything you need to know about the application process if you’re considering it for next year.
Will Caroline Flack and Iain Sterling be back?
Is there really a Love Island without these two? Presenting and voicing the series since the beginning of the show, it’s not looking likely these two will quit anytime soon.