Wait, will there be an Ariana Madix 'Love Island' USA cameo?

From SUR to the villa, Ariana Madix is seemingly making the reality TV rounds

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#Scandoval? What about it? There's no holding back Ariana Madix, Love Island USA's newest villa resident. 

Now that the vicious Vanderpump Rules reunion and the chaotic Tom/Raquel affair are behind us, the reality star is moving forward, seemingly on the spinoff of the beloved British series. On Sunday, July 9, Madix took to Instagram to mimic the narrator from the dating show, saying: "This week, a hot new bombshell enters the villa." She topped it off with the caption: "Islanders: Ready to shake things up? Don't worry, I don't bite."


♬ Hot New Bombshell - Grace🦋

Will there be an Ariana Madix 'Love Island' USA cameo in season 5?

Though Madix has been linked to Daniel Wai since her split from Tom Sandoval, we do know she'll be making her way onto the show—as a surprise guest! In the second week, fans can catch the Pump Rules star at the villa to hang with the contestants. 

Much like Margot Robbie—we're living for the Barbie x Love Island UK crossover—Madix does not shy away for her love of the series. In fact, she told Sando on Pump Rules: "It's all we talk about." This was her way of suggesting to her boyfriend to have some quality time with her and indulge in her favorite series, but that didn't work out. 

But we know for certain plenty are going to be tuning in for what's ahead on season 5, especially considering the show is upping the ante. (And yes, Sarah Hyland will assume hosting duties once more.) 

"Throughout their stay in a tropical oasis, Islanders will couple up to face brand new heart-racing challenges and bigger twists and turns than ever before," the show's description reads. "Temptations will rise and drama will ensue as new “bombshells” arrive throughout the season, forcing Islanders to decide if they want to remain with their current partners or recouple with someone new."

When Madix returns from the villa she'll be hitting the dance floor for yet another reality show. WOW!

"This season on Dancing with the Stars, we are going absolutely mad — mad for Madix!" host Julianna Hough said. "Say goodbye to the drama and hello to the dance floor!"

Oh, and Vanderpump Rules season 11 has officially started filming, but there's no word as to where Raquel Leviss is now that cameras are rolling or if she will participate in the upcoming episodes. And if things weren't hectic enough, Madix is also opening up Something About Her sandwich shop alongside Pump Rules co-star and friend, Katie Maloney. 

Here's how to watch Love Island USA season 5, no matter where you are located, which begins Tuesday, July 18.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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