Love Island cast could see its first ever transgender contestant this year

Love Island 2018 start date, cast

It's been suggested that Love Island could get its first transgender contestant this year.

Series 3 of the ITV2 reality show starts up again soon for the summer, and there have been lots of rumours already about the cast.

The show's famous voice-over man Iain Stirling this week spilled a few more teasers about what we could expect.

Chatting to the Daily Star, he revealed that the casting was open to transgender contestants looking for love this year.

"Why not? Last year we had a bisexual romance," he said.

Gender and sexuality aside, it seems as though we can still expect this year's cast to be hot and hunky.

Recalling a meeting with show bosses, Iain said: "There were three tattooed bodybuilders with Essex haircuts and I thought: ‘They're not here for an admin job.’”

Meanwhile, heat magazine reported last week on some actual names that could be a part of the Love Island 2017 cast.

Plus-sized model Melicia Chivers is one of those rumoured for the line up.

"She does pole dancing, too, for strength and fitness. The show has always been about slim girls in bikinis, but they want a more diverse group this year," a source told the magazine.

The publication also claimed that Danny Latimer - who has previously appeared on reality shows Desperate Scousewives and Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands - could be a part of the show, together with hunky fitness expert Ross Dickerson.

"Danny's really romantic. He's genuine and would like to find love on the show," the source said.

The official start date for Love Island 2017 on ITV2 - which again will be hosted by Caroline Flack - hasn't been confirmed just yet.

However the series typically returns around the first week of June.

Subscribe on YouTube