A fresh batch of singletons are set to head to a £5.3million villa in Cape Town for the first ever winter series of Love Island.
And ahead of Sunday’s start date, here is a sneak peek inside the luxury bolthole which has been completely revamped to resemble the Love Island brand that viewers are so familiar with- as well as a few new bonus features.
The interior boasts a men’s grooming room, double shower, hot tub, Jacuzzi and The Dog House – for those contestants who have misbehaved in their couples.
Not long to wait! A fresh batch of singletons are set to head to a £5.3million villa in Cape Town for the first ever winter series of Love Island, kicking off on Sunday night
Perhaps the most noticeable distinction from the Mallorcan villa is The Dog House- a pull down bed in the atrium, adjacent to the main doors.
Those who will sleep there will have been kicked out of their own bed because of wandering eyes, betrayals and general misbehaviour.
The gym is strategically placed beneath the girls’ changing room so they can check out the boys as they work out.
And while the girls have always had their own dressing room, producers have decided to branch out this year and with a men’s grooming room.
The cast: From (left to right) Callum Jones, Leanne Amaning, Sophie Piper, Ollie Williams, Shaughna Phillips, Jess Gale, Eve Gale, Connor Durman, Nas Majeed, Mike Boateng, Paige Turley and Siannise Fudge
Stunning: The interior boasts a brand new men’s grooming room, double shower, two hot tubs and huge pool
Misbehaviour: Perhaps the most noticeable distinction is The Dog House, which is a pull down bed in the atrium adjacent to the main doors
Naughty: Those who will sleep there will have been kicked out of their own bed because of wandering eyes, betrayals and misbehaviour
Shenanigans: Neon lighting indicates where the islanders will have to sleep
The villa: With a brand new villa to makeover, producers have decided to keep many of the key features that viewers know and love
There is now also more than one entrance to provide the element of surprise when new bombshells arrive.
The mansion, which starred in Miley Cyrus’ Ashley O episode of Black Mirror, boasts the show’s first double shower. Also in the luxury bathroom is a giant Jacuzzi and a door which leads to the terrace.
With a brand new villa to makeover, producers have decided to keep many of the key features that viewers know and love.
Like the Mallorcan villa, the kitchen is outdoors and boasts a large fridge/ freezer and shelving units which are adorned with crockery and appliances.
Steamy: The mansion also boasts the show’s first double shower, which will no doubt spark some romantic activity
Holiday romance: The bathroom features a double sink, plenty of sun cream and unlimited condoms
Dreamy: Next to the double shower is a large Jacuzzi, which leads to the terrace
Bro code: The boys have their very own grooming room
Eat, sleep, crack on, repeat: The kitchen is outdoors and has a large fridge/ freezer and shelving units which are adorned with crockery and appliances
The alfresco eating area is often a hubbub of island activity, with contestants gathering to gossip, whisper sweet nothings or argue with one another.
The living room, meanwhile, has an industrial yet modern feel with a large sofa perfect for the singletons to gather or sleep on when they need space from their partner.
The Hideaway is bright pink with oriental flowers and a giant bed which takes centre stage, making it the perfect place for love to blossom.
Fans will no doubt be hoping to see the islanders make the most of the secluded area when they are sent on dates.
Romance: The Hideaway is bright pink and oriental flowers and a giant bed which takes centre stage, making it the perfect place for love to blossom
Vibey: Fans will no doubt be hoping to see the islanders make the most of the secluded area when they are sent on dates to the Hideaway
Cosy: The living room has an industrial yet modern feel with a large sofa perfect for the singletons to gather or sleep on when they need space from their partner
Striking: With a brand new villa to makeover, producers have decided to keep many of the key features that viewers know and love
Pop of pink: A bird’s eye view of the living room shows off the spacious area
Islanders will share their innermost thoughts in a new Beach Hut which this year boasts a natural wicker chair and distressed wooden walls.
Stark white walls in the bedroom have been given a splash of colour in the form of stencilled buzz words and referential terms relating to the show’s previous seasons and some new ones, including; ‘feeling you’, ‘hook up’, ‘sort’ and ‘woke’.
Some new lighting features have been added to brighten up the hallway including some cool neon signs with the words ‘girl code’ and ‘let there be love’, while strip lighting has been installed on the walls and ceiling.
All eyes on you: Dozen on cameras are situated around the villa to film all the drama
Beachy: Islanders will share their inner-most thoughts in a new Beach Hut which this year boasts a natural wicker chair and distressed wooden walls
Time to relax: Islanders can get cosy in the outdoor hot tub, which is surrounded by wood panelling and green foliage
Girl code: The contestants will be able to get their glam on inside the very lavish dressing room, which is equipped with floor-to-ceiling mirrors so that the islanders can ensure they are looking their best every day
Time to glam up: A round table with hair care appliances is in the girls’ dressing room
The contestants will be able to get their glam on inside the very lavish dressing room, which is equipped with floor-to-ceiling mirrors so the islanders can ensure they are looking their best every day.
They’re also able to use a range of luxury hair styling appliances while sat around a circular table on funky white stools and there’s no shortage of beauty products in there as a range of sprays and lotions are visible in the snaps.
Outside, islanders can get cosy in the outdoor hot tub, which is surrounded by wood panelling and green foliage, or take a swim in the huge pool.
Catchphrase: Stark white walls are given a splash of colour in the form of stencilled buzz words
Bright: The bedroom is filled with bright neon pillows, with yellow and blue throws and pink cushions
Snooze: There are plenty of beds for the singletons to sleep in
Slogans: Referential terms relating to the show’s previous seasons and some new ones, including; ‘feeling you’, ‘hook up’, ‘sort’ and ‘woke’ adorn the walls
Clothing area: Mirrored wardrobes line the dressing up for the girls to get ready
The day beds, meanwhile, are lower down and closer together- making it the perfect place to eavesdrop on heated conversations.
And as in previous series, contestants will gather around the fire pit as they make huge decisions about who they want to recouple with.
The villa will be patrolled by armed guards following a recent nightclub shooting, as producers aren’t taking any chances when it comes to safety.
In the outback: The entrance is surrounded by leafy green plants and foliage
Recoupling: Contestants will gather around the fire pit as they make huge decisions about who they want to recouple with
Extreme Security Measures owner Timothy Lotter was murdered in one of the world’s most dangerous cities on Sunday, where the 12 new singletons are set to reside for six weeks.
According to The Sun, non-profit organisation The Conservation has reported that the country will be protected by the army in a bid to reduce ‘rampant violence and crime’, after the police force’s failed attempt.
Over the weekend, Tim, 47, was shot multiple times as he tried to escape his attackers, with his death rumoured to be linked to the Sexy Boys gang.
A source told IOL: ‘Prior to his death Lotter was allegedly linked to the nightclub security controlled by the Sexy Boys and other underworld figures.
Gossip: The day beds, meanwhile, are lower down and closer together- making it the perfect place to eavesdrop on heated conversations
‘It is alleged he jumped ship and joined forces with rivals in the underworld and when the Sexy Boys got wind of it, decided to take him out.
‘His move to rival underworld figures would have resulted in huge financial losses to the Sexy Boys.’
The news comes after it was reported that the Love Islanders are set to be protected by armed guards, as the show’s bosses parry kidnap concerns.
As well as TV crews being given training on dealing with any potential security breach, guards will be on constant watch.
Exciting: There is now also more than one entrance to provide the element of surprise when new bombshells arrive
Just keep swimming: The contestants can cool off in the huge rectangle pool
Soaking up the sun: Islanders can sunbathe on the sun loungers or eat by the bar
A Love Island spokesman told MailOnline: ‘The safety and security of our Islanders and crew are of the utmost importance’.
An insider told The Daily Star: ‘Producers aren’t taking any chances. It’s been arranged for armed guards to patrol the compound throughout the series.
‘If it’s known to everyone in the area that a big TV show is in town, then it will become a target.’
The exact location of the villa is a staunch secret to protect the staff and contestants in the city where the murder rate has risen by 30 per cent in six years.
Escape: Steps lead down to a mid level terrace which is another few feature
Protection: The villa will be patrolled by armed guards following a recent nightclub shooting, as producers aren’t taking any chances when it comes to safety
WINTER LOVE ISLAND 2020: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Pop star sibling: Sophie’s sister is Rochelle Humes
Name: Sophie Piper
Occupation: Medical PA
Claim to fame? Half-sister of The Saturdays star-turned-TV presenter Rochelle Humes.
Celebrity crush? ‘Anthony Joshua. Whenever I see him fight, I yell, “Come on, use your right hook!” I have no idea what I’m talking about.’
What song sums up your love life? ‘All By Myself by Celine Dion – that’s how it feels at the moment!’
Twinning: Love Island are instaling twins into the villa this year
Names: Eve and Jess Gale
Occupation: VIP hostesses and students
Claim to fame? [Eve] ‘Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex, messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left. Pop Smoke, the R‘n’B rapper, messaged me too.’
Party Trick: ‘We are the party trick!’
Land and gentry: Ollie believes that he ‘bosses the room wherever he goes’
Name: Ollie Williams
Occupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock
Claim to fame? ‘My father is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden. When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate.’
Dating disasters? Once got cat-fished by a 50-year-old man.
No no no! Shaughna won’t put up with f**kboys [anymore!]
Name: Shaughna Phillips
Occupation: Democratic services officer
Best feature? ‘My lips. I spent enough money on them!’
Celebrity crush? ‘[Love Island 2018 winner] Jack Fincham is a bit of me on toast!’
Dating disasters? ‘Being on a first date with a guy and getting a cab home to mine and my most recent ex-boyfriend was sat outside my house in his car crying!’
Leanne Leanne! ‘I’m a 10. If you don’t love yourself, who will?’
Name: Leanne Amaning
Occupation: Customer service advisor
Dating disasters? ‘A guy once started rapping acapella to me. I was sat there awkwardly and had to clap afterwards.’
How far are you prepared to go in the villa to get the guy you want? ‘If I want something, I’ll get it.’
Fancy a cuppa? Connor is a coffee bean salesman
Name: Connor Durman
Occupation: Coffee bean salesman
Fun Fact: He was a naked waiter in Sydney.
Dating history: ‘I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let’s just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate…’
You’re fired! Mike’s brother was on The Apprentice
Name: Mike Boateng
Occupation: Police Officer
Claim to fame? I know a few footballer friends from my football days. Dominic Calvert-Lewin played with me at Sheffield United. My brother, Samuel, was on The Apprentice a few years ago.’
Good at flirting? ‘I’m lucky because of my job I can use the cheeky lines about getting handcuffs out! It normally works!’
Love me, love me! Siânnise likes herself a bit of Romeo + Juliet-era Leo
Name: Siânnise Fudge
Occupation: Beauty consultant
Ideal man? ‘Tall dark and handsome – my friends call me Princess Jasmine. I’m after my own Aladdin, I guess.’
Celebrity crush? 90s Leonardo DiCaprio.
Got talent? Paige was on Britain’s Got Talent 2012 age 1. She sang in front of Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, leaving them impressed
Name: Paige Turley
Location: West Lothian
Claim to fame? ‘[Singer] Lewis Capaldi is my ex boyfriend. We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18. We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals.’
Oddly specific! ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish’
Name: Callum Jones
Ideal woman: ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish.’
Celebrity crush? Megan Fox.
What song sums up your love life? La Bouche, Be My Lover.
Name: Nas Majeed
Occupation: Sports science graduate and builder
Celebrity crush? Naomi Scott [Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of Aladdin].
…and while many of the first batch of contestants won’t last very long, there’ll be more sent through the door in due course…