Love Island 2019 start date, cast and spoilers ahead of launch

When does Love Island start on ITV?

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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 you need to know.

Love Island 2019 start date

ITV2 have confirmed the air date for Series 5 of Love Island for 9PM, Monday June 3.

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

Alongside the nightly show, weekly spin-off Aftersun will be back on Sunday nights at 10PM.

Love Island cast

Ahead of the launch, ITV2 have unveiled a starting cast of 12 Love Island contestants with the guys outnumbering the girls seven to five.

The ladies starting the show are 23-year-old scientist from Dublin, Ireland Yewande Biala; 21-year-old surfer from Newquay Lucie Donlan; 21-year-old beauty therapist from Newcastle Amber Gill; 26-year-old air hostess / cabin crew manager from Worthing, Sussex Amy Hart; and 28-year-old pharmacist from London Anna Vakili.

The men entering the villa on launch include 24-year-old gym owner from Airdrie, Scotland Anton Danyluk; 20-year-old boxer from Manchester Tommy Fury; 22-year-old catering company owner from South East London Joe Garratt; 27-year-old firefighter from Liverpool Michael Griffiths and 20-year-old chef and semi-pro rugby player from London Sherif Lanre

Completing the male cast are Callum Macleod, a 28-year-old aircraft engineer from South Wales, and Curtis Pritchard, a 23-year-old ballroom and Latin dancer from Shropshire

Love Island spoilers

There's set to be drama from the opening episode as Love Island bosses surprise the Islanders with two extra boys.

ITV Studios Entertainment managing director Angela Jain revealed “In terms of the format we’re going to do some tweaks – there’s a tiny bit of a change to the opening.

“The islanders do not know. There’s ten coming into the villa but in a twist there are two more boys that will appear later in the opening show.”

Meanwhile, it's rumoured that a further SIX bombshell contestants are lined up to drop in over the first couple of weeks.

Plus, second villa Casa Amor is set to return once more - but this year it may have a very different purpose.

For now, you can tour the main villa here with its brand new look and hideaway - which this year has a saucy secret.

"In the Hideaway this year there is a secret compartment, and they won't know - they have to find it," Caroline spilled. "There are some sexy treats in there."

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.

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