Everything we know about Love Island 2021

Zoe Shenton
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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Cosmopolitan

With the sad Love Island-shaped hole left in our lives in 2020, we've got full faith that Love Island 2021 is going to be an absolute banger when it returns this summer. We don't yet have many details surrounding season 7, but the bosses at ITV did promise "Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021", which sounds excellent to us. Here's everything else we know so far about Love Island 2021:

When does Love Island 2021 start?

As with previous years, the dating show should drop right at the beginning of June (if it goes ahead as planned) and run for eight joyous weeks until August, while the winter series lasts for six weeks.

The Love Island 2021 contestants

It's still way too early to know who will be heading into the villa, but what we do know is more people than ever applied to take part in season seven - and applications are still being accepted until April of this year. When the 2020 series was cancelled, winter series host Laura Whitmore tweeted: "Like with a lot of things because of restrictions with travel, social distancing and unable to plan ahead, Love Island is postponed until 2021. Great news is that there have been more applications then any other series! Next year is going to be BIG. Stay safe."

According to The Sun, it seems pretty likely season 7 will definitely be going ahead this summer. "Reality shows can now have huge casts living together as long as all participants and crew have isolated for two full weeks beforehand, as well as having regular ­temperature testing both on and off-set," a source said. "Obviously there’s always an element of risk but ITV bosses feel it’s time to get the Love Island cogs turning, with a view to it being made in early summer."

How to apply for Love Island 2021

The Love Island application form is currently live, which means if you fancy yourself as the next Amber Gill, Molly-Mae Hague or Maura Higgins and want an extended, all-expenses paid holiday (and of course the chance to find love!), you should apply! You can fill out the initial application form right here. The ad reads:

ITV2 are looking for vibrant singles from across the UK who are searching for love! Our Islanders spend time in a luxury villa in the hope of finding love, but to remain in paradise they must win the hearts of the public and their fellow Islanders, who ultimately decide their fate on Love Island. If you think you’ve got what it takes, then we want to hear from you!

In order to apply, you have to be aged 18 or over, you can't be employed by ITV or have an immediate relative who works for the broadcaster, you need a passport which is valid until at least February 2022, and you need to be free for a minimum of 10 weeks to participate in the programme.

The closing date for submitting the form is 30th April 2021.

And if you want some tips from a Love Island casting producer on what they ask the applicants once you complete the initial form, check out this handy guide.

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