Love Island 2019 start date, applications and latest rumours

When does Love Island start on ITV?

Caroline Flack (Love Island 2019)

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

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

Love Island 2019 start date

Although ITV2 have yet to officially confirm when the fifth season will begin on TV, it's rumoured to all kick off on Monday, June 3.

Again, that date is not yet official, but matches up with past series which have launched on the first Monday of June.

The show airs at 9PM nightly on ITV2, hosted by Caroline Flack with Iain Stirling back as voice over.

Apply for Love Island 2019

You've still got time to apply for Love Island 2019: Applications for Love Island this year don't close until July 15, allowing you to enter the villa sometime after the launch as a new arrival.

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 spend the summer in Spain if you get called up.

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.

Another of those rumoured already is Soph Piper, younger sister of singer and TV presenter Rochelle Humes.

Model Ted Pullin could also be a future Love Island contestant. He was a stand by for last year's series and is friends with past Islanders including Jack Fowler.

Big Brother's Lotan Carter is a further name that has been linked to the cast of Love Island 2019.

Lotan took part in Big Brother on Channel 5 - but was kicked out for breaking the show's rules.

Meanwhile, it's claimed that ITV bosses are planning to cast a more body-diverse range of contestants for Love Island 2019, according to a report.

The ITV2 dating contest has come under fire for its stereotypical choice of islanders, focusing on six-packs and slim waists.

However, the upcoming fifth series could shatter that Instagram-perfect image.

The Daily Star claims chiefs want more ‘plus size’ lads and ladies to move in to the villa this summer.

Whoever does make the cast, 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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