Love Island 2019 start date, applications and latest rumours

When does Love Island start on ITV?

Caroline Flack

Love Island 2019 is back on TV this summer but when does it start and what can we expect?

Ahead of Love Island's return to ITV2 later this year for season five, here's all we know so far.

Love Island 2019 start date

ITV2 haven't yet confirmed the Love Island 2019 air date. Typically the show launches the first week of June, so Monday June 3 could be a possible start date.

As for how long Love Island will be on for, each series so far has lasted longer than the previous. 2018 was the biggest yet, lasting 59 days, up from 43 in 2017.

The Love Island final is likely to air sometime in July, based on past years.

Caroline Flack is expected to return as host for a fourth year.

Apply for Love Island 2019

You've still got time to apply for Love Island 2019! Applications for Love Island this year close on April 30.

ITV ask: "How do you fancy enjoying your very own long hot summer of romance? Love Island will be back for summer 2019 and we're now on the look out for lively singles from across the country to take part.

"Once again our Islanders will take up residence in a spectacular luxury villa in the hope of finding love. But to stay on the island, they need to couple up – and more importantly – win the hearts of the public."

In order to apply, you need to be at least 18, have valid travel documents and be free to enjoy a long hot summer later this year.

To apply, visit the official ITV2 website HERE.

Love Island 2019 cast rumours

No names have been officially announced for the Love Island 2019 cast yet but there have been rumours.

Instagram star and model Braelin Kail Peery took to her social media to reveal she had been asked to appear in the series, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.

"i really just got asked to be on the show love island," she wrote online as her thousands of followers encouraged her to sign up.

Braelin replied: "i. im. IM 20 AND HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A RELATIONSHIP BEFORE. I CANT ALREADY BE GOING ON LOVE SHOWS."

Show bosses previously explained how they used social media to help cast contestants.

"We also cast our net far and wide by looking at social media profiles (Twitter and Instagram) as it's always quite easy to gauge on there people who are popular, aren't afraid to show themselves off and have a big following," casting producer Lewis Evans told Cosmopolitan magazine last year.

He added: "We also attend events and hold street castings for prospective Islanders."

Meanwhile, Love Island bosses have announced plans for more support for contestants who sign up once they leave the villa.

ITV said: "We will be delivering bespoke training to all future Islanders to include social media and financial management.

"The key focus will be for us to no longer be reliant on the Islanders asking us for support but for us to proactively check in with them on a regular basis.”

Love Island airs on ITV2.

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