Love Island (2015 TV series)

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The second series was confirmed on 14 February 2016,[16] and began airing on 30 May 2016.[17] This series featured the first Islander to be removed from the villa. Malia Arkian only spent a matter of hours in the villa before she was removed from the series by the producers after an altercation with Kady McDermott.[18] It also included a number of Islanders who decided to voluntarily leave the villa, the first being Rykard Jenkins.[19] Also during the series, Islander Zara Holland was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title due to her behaviour in the villa.[20] The second series also included Sophie Gradon and Katie Salmon becoming the first same-sex couple in the show.[21] The series was eventually won by Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey on 11 July 2016.[22]

The third series was confirmed on 14 February 2017,[23] and began airing on 5 June 2017.[24] This series was the first series to include a second villa, which was brought into the series during a twist set to put the couples to the ultimate test.[25][26] This series also featured dumped Islanders Mike Thalassitis and Sam Gowland return to the villa after being voted back in by the public; a first for the show.[27] The series ended on 24 July 2017 and was won by Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay.[28] During the final Aftersun episode of the series, which was presented live from outside the villa, it was announced that there would be a one-off reunion special airing on 30 July 2017 which will include all of the Islanders from the series.[29]

Broadcast

During the first series, the aired a nightly highlights show five days a week, from Sunday until Thursday. This is the only series to date to premiere on a Sunday, and to end on a Wednesday. The Thursday episodes in this series were live and often featured eliminations or new Islanders enter the villa.[8] The launch and the final episode were also live. From the second series onwards the live shows were axed except from the final.[7] The series was also extended to air six nights a week instead of five. The series can also be viewed from the ITV Hub, a branch of ITV, after it airs.

Spin-offs

From the first series, a weekly re-cap episode entitled Love Island: The Weekly Hot List aired every Saturday and includes a round-up of everything that has happened in the villa over the past week.[30] This also includes unseen footage. On May 2017 it was confirmed that a new spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun would air during the third series.[31] It airs live on Sundays after the highlights episode and is hosted by main show host Caroline Flack. It also includes celebrity guests, former Islanders and a studio audience.[32] On 30 July 2017, Love Island: The Reunion was broadcast on ITV2, interviewing the islanders and remembering the most memorable moments from the third series.

Villa

The villa is located in Mallorca with 69 cameras watching the Islanders’ every move. It only includes double beds forcing them to share with each other, but has a special Hideaway bedroom for couples to spend the night away from the others.[6][33] It also includes an interview room where the Islanders are allowed to have their say in private. This room is called “The Beach Hut”.[8]

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