Love Island 2021 Cast Reportedly Now Isolating In Spain
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Love Island is all getting very real now that the 2021 contestants are reported to be isolating in Spain.
Insiders told The Sun that the cast members, who still haven't been confirmed by ITV2, are now in quarantine over there ahead of the start of the show. Tyla has reached out to ITV to confirm this.
Spain, including the Balearics, where the show is filmed, is on the UK government's amber list. This means anybody travelling there will have to have a negative PCR test result before they fly and self-quarantine for 10 days when they return to the UK.
Who's in Love Island 2021?
An insider told The Sun that "bosses are finalising who goes into the villa on the launch show right now."
"Everyone's really excited," they added. "it's going to be the best series yet as they have some really interesting islanders lined up for the villa."
The show's producers confirmed the cast a week before the show is due to air. The original eleven are:
- Sharon Gaffka
- Aaron Francis
- Liberty Poole
- Hugo Hammond
- Shannon Singh
- Jake Cornish
- Kaz Kamwi
- Brad McClelland
- Chloe Burrows
- Toby Aromolaran
- Faye Winter
In a bid to make the 2021 lineup more diverse, one of the Islanders this year has a visible disability. Hugo Hammond, who is a PE teacher and cricket player, was born with club foot.
Love Island has been scrutinized in the past for lack of diversity - mainly race and body shape.
The show's bosses have confirmed that this year will see a much more diverse cast, but introducing gay islanders is still something they're working on, due to "logistical challenges" with the show's format.
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling are already in Spain
Last week the show's commentator Iain Stirling and wife Laura Whitmore teased that filming for the new season is already underway. Iain shared an Instagram post which shows his and Laura's personalised Love Island water bottles with blue skies and palm trees spotted in the background. He captioned the post: "Not long now..."
A Love Island insider had previously told MailOnline that the crew would fly out to Majorca on 20th June, but it looks as though they're already there in tents and temporary office blocks, according to The Sun.
And after more than a year of being in lockdown, this season is sure to be the raunchiest yet with a villa full of sex-starved singletons looking for love. But the new hopefuls have been warned not to have sex onscreen by Ex on the Beach's Jess Impiazzi, as it could have consequences.
Viewers will be able to experience the drama themselves this year, as a new Love Island game has been launched ahead of the show's start date.
Love Island comes to ITV2 on Monday 28th June at 9pm.
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