Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan may have been crowned winners of Love Island less than three months ago – but ITV has confirmed the dating show will be back on screens in less than two weeks time.
The tenth series of the hit ITV2 show will begin airing on Monday 5 June at 9pm, with Maya Jama returning as host and comedian Iain Stirling back in his voiceover booth.
The launch date was confirmed by the show's official Instagram account, with a photo of stunning Maya sat on a blue background in a vibrant pink dress.
They wrote to their 3.6million followers: "It's a date! #LoveIsland returns Monday 5th June," alongside a hand-heart emoji.
In the milestone tenth series, the Islanders must, as always, do their best to flirt, date and couple up in a bid to avoid being ‘dumped’ from the Island.
With new arrivals, heads may turn, while others will prove their true feelings. From romance and heart-to-hearts, to betrayal, bombshells and broken hearts, there is promised to never a dull moment in the ultimate search for love.
This series claims to boast more texts, fire pit gatherings and challenges for the lovestruck Islanders, meaning there’ll be plenty for them to dish the dirt on in the Beach Hut.
Twists and turns will follow every step of the way, with shock recouplings, unexpected breakups and dramatic dumpings.
Maya will also return to host Love Island: Aftersun, catching up with Islanders as they leave the Villa, getting first-hand interviews from family, celebrity fans and ex-Islanders plus airing exclusive unseen footage.
The show's official podcast, The Morning After, hosted by Made In Chelsea's Sam Thomspon and Love Island series eight finalist Indiyah Polak as they chat through their thoughts on the latest couplings, dumpings and bombshell antics.
The announcement comes after ITV confirmed the social media ban on the Islanders' personal accounts will return after a trial run during the winter series.
They announced that after the initial trial period, the show is formally introducing the ban "to ensure that both the Islanders and their families are protected from the adverse effects of social media."
The Love Island duty of care procedures are reviewed after each series and reflect feedback from former contestants.
Series five Islander Amy Hart backed the decision, saying: "It was them [her family and friends] that had to read the death threats and it was them that had to read the horrible messages."
Tasha Ghouri from series eight agreed: “I think this is great and needs to be done. I believe it’s 100% the right step in the right direction, I could see there was a lot less trolling and negativity.”
Love Island returns on Monday 5th June at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX
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