Laura Whitmore has hinted there could be a ‘bombshell’ twist in Sunday’s launch episode of winter Love Island.
The new host, 34, dropped a major teaser while giving Good Morning Britain host Richard Arnold a tour of the stunning £5.3million mansion.
As she showed him the communal bedroom, Richard pointed out how there were 14 beds but only 12 contestants announced for the series.
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Hint: Laura Whitmore, 34, has teased there could be a ‘bombshell’ on Sunday night’s launch episode of Love Island after Richard Arnold pointed out there is 14 beds and 12 contestants
Laura smiled as she chatted to Richard and teased him that the numbers not adding up was ‘almost like there might be a bombshell happening’.
She continued the tour showing him a new space for the boys to get ready with enough space to rival the girls’ envy-inducing makeup area.
They also looked around the large lounge, with Laura saying there was ‘a lot of space for conversations and for relationships to grow’.
The blonde beauty cheekily added that the villa also contained lots of ‘little nooks and crannies to get away from everyone else’.
Almost time: Twelve Islanders are ready to find love on this year’s season of the show including Rochelle Humes’ sister Sophie Piper (left) and heir to the Lanhydrock Ollie Williams (right)
Teaser: Laura smiled as she chatted to Richard during a tour of the £5.3m villa and teased him that the numbers not adding up was ‘almost like there might be a bombshell happening’
On Thursday fans got another glimpse inside the South African villa, which is twice the size of Love Island’s main villa in Mallorca.
This space also boasts new new features, including the so-called Doghouse, where Islanders can be sent by their partners if they misbehave.
Richard revealed there is ‘something for everyone’ in the new property, which has been given a Love Island-esque makeover to make it the dream place for this year’s Islanders to find Mr or Mrs Right.
New additions: As well as the communal bedroom, Laura showed that this year the show had added the Dog House – a pull down bed in the living room
He told host Kate Garraway: ‘Isn’t it spectacular, Kate? I have to say this is an extraordinary property. This is my first look as well… There is something for everyone.’
Listing off some of the new series’ prospective contestants, Richard also noted that the Islanders will get stunning views of the famous Table Mountain
Among some of the villa’s newest features are the brand new Dog House, which is a pull down bed in the atrium, adjacent to the main doors, with Richard saying to Kate there ‘won’t be any sleeping on the sofa’ during the new series.
Prepared: As well as the girls’ makeup area (pictured) the boys will also have their own space to get ready in the bigger South African villa
Those who will sleep there will have been kicked out of their own bed because of wandering eyes, betrayals and general misbehaviour.
Other key features include two hot tubs and separate dressing rooms for the boys and girls, as well the classic outdoor kitchen and a massive swimming pool.
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.
Amazing: Love Island fans got a glimpse of the jaw-dropping villa in South Africa on Thursday, as Richard took a tour live on Good Morning Britain
Amazing: The stunning space will welcome its first 12 Islanders on Sunday, and is a far more sprawling property than its Spanish counterpart
With a brand new villa to makeover, producers have decided to keep many of the key features that viewers know and love.
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.
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.
Love Island 2020 begins on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2.
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…