Caroline Flack is back as Love Island returns to screens to take over our summer!
The ‘ultimate game of love’ launches Monday 5th June at 9pm on ITV 2, with Flack back bringing us viewers all the exclusives and twists from the villa.
From the get go, Caroline will introduce viewers to a fresh batch of sexy singletons all in search of the summer of their lives, with passion, romance and drama from the outset.
This year’s series will be accompanied by a weekly live studio show in the UK, Love Island: Aftersun, which will keep Love Island on everyone’s lips throughout the summer.
Caroline will be joined by a panel of different celebrity guests each week, with the show offering viewers first reaction to the goings on in the villa, exclusive interviews with dumped islanders, and all the gossip from the most dramatic series to date.
Meanwhile the islanders will be braced for a bombshell whenever Caroline drops in – she will be appearing in the villa throughout the series to deliver shock announcements and surprise twists that are guaranteed to test relationships in the islanders’ passion-fuelled paradise to the max.
Speaking before the launch of the series, Caroline revealed details about the new series…
What is it that makes Love Island such talked about television?
I think everyone naturally has an interest in relationships. Every day you open the paper or you go online and you find out somebody’s going out with someone, we’re just so nosey!
I don’t know why but we all want to know what’s going on in people’s relationships. We get addicted to it. I think it boils down to everyone wanting to be in love.
What’s the appeal of Love Island for anyone single?
Going on a seven week holiday! If I was a bit younger and looking for love I would definitely go on Love Island! It’s the perfect place to find someone to have a bit of fun with. Also you’ll always fancy someone more when they’re on holiday. Holiday goggles!
The villa is obviously the main attraction of the show – do you think it’s easier to find love in the sun?
Absolutely! I’ve had many holiday romances that don’t end up working out but on holiday they’re much better than they are when you get home.
There’s definitely something about the sea, and the sand, and the sun that makes things extra sexy. However, just look back at the success of the last series, every relationship has to start somewhere.
Do you feel protective over the female islanders?
Yes both the boys and the girls. Obviously with Zara last year, because she had no voice because she didn’t know what had happened I felt like I could be her voice for her.
Also, as much as I loved Malin, when Terry came out he was shaking and I really felt for him. I sat him down and said ‘right when you go online you’ll see a lot of bad stuff, don’t respond.’
What for you makes the perfect Love Islander?
It’s hard. The great thing about it is you never know what someone’s really like until a couple of weeks in. It’s when you get comfortable with people that your true personality comes out.
So you have to have no inhibitions, and you have to be tolerant, and good at living with people. That’s not easy, it’s fun for a few days but when you’re sharing a bedroom with lots of people and personalities clash you have to be tolerant.
What three things do you want to see this series?
Do you know what I really enjoy? Although it’s about love, I really enjoy how the friendships develop. Last year I remember Zara getting upset when Adam didn’t pick her, and then because she was crying, Kady cried, so I cried.
I loved the sisterhood. I want the girls to stick together, I don’t want them to be against each other. I’d love a Kady moment, when she was stuck in that room. That frustration she felt.
When you’re around people you like, it’s very hard to remain cool. I know I can’t, I completely change my personality. I really don’t know what to expect this year though.
Off the back of your role on the show, do you get more of your friends asking you to match make them?
No! People are trying to matchmake me all the time! I’m on about three What’s App groups talking to my friends about Love Island.
People are more interested in me working on this show than any other programme.
Love Island returns to ITV2 on Monday 5th June at 9pm.