TRADESMEN are hard at work getting the new Love Island villa ready for the 2022 lancio della serie, our exclusive pictures reveal.
The rustic Majorcan retreat looks less flashy than previous series but still possesses a charm of its own that could add to the romance in the ITV show.
Building work is well underway at the rural six bedroom property with the outside covered in scaffolding.
The villa is situated in the middle of lush greenery and at the foot of a large hill.
The old villa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, which housed contestants for five years, sold for a whopping £3million.
We recently revealed the new series will kick off on Monday June 6.
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Un insider ha detto: “Love Island is coming back with a bang and it will begin on the second full week in June.
“The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6.
“Filming for the promotional adverts is beginning in the next couple of weeks and the ads will start in May.
“This series is going to be the longest ever and it’s from a brand new location so it’s all very exciting.”
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A spokesman for Love Island said: “It is too early to confirm scheduling for the 2022 series.”
Isola dell'amore, which first started in June 2015, is still a massive hit and is the most popular show for 16 to 34-year-olds.
Insiders told The Sun of her mega-money contract: There has been lots of speculation that Laura might be stepping down, or that other presenters were being lined up for the role.
“Laura and show executives always hoped she would re-sign — it was just a case of making sure timings worked.
“She is excited to be going back to the villa and seeing what dramas unfold.”
Earlier this week The Sun also revealed the first contestant being pursued by Love Island bosses.
Beautician Sophie Draper, 22, dated Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash for four years prior to their sudden split last year and has now met with ITV chiefs who think she is the “perfect fit” for the dating show.
A TV source said: “Sophie is a gorgeous girl who is really driven and determined to succeed.
“She has her own beauty salon and already leads a jet set lifestyle, which she likes showing off on Instagram, so she wouldn’t be fazed by being on TV.
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“Love Island bosses think she could be a good fit for the show, it’s early days still but she definitely has potential.
“Matty will be pretty shocked to see her looking for love on TV, but he publicly moved on pretty quickly.”