Love Island season 8 will bring some major changes to the show

It looks like Love Island season 8 will be looking a little different this summer

Laura Whitmore, Love Island UK. ITV
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Summer is starting to glint on the horizon, and that means one thing, the return of Love Island. It's no secret that we're obsessed with the match-making reality show— it literally takes over all of our lives for eight weeks. 

We've heard of rumblings that Love Island Season 8 may look very different from the previous series, with bosses teasing some big changes that may have many of us asking just where is Love Island filmed now?

We can barely remember what summers were like without texts, Casa Amor, and tense firepit chats. The Love Island lineup 2021 alone gave us an endless supply of the best Love Island memes ever, not to mention several very cute couples including the season’s winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon—who have now moved in together. In fact the two have joined a long list of Love Island UK couples that are still together. 

The show also gave us serious travel envy as the contestants get to spend the whole summer sprawling on day beds in the iconic Majorca Villa. According to the Sun, however, ITV bosses are on the hunt for a brand new location to ‘refresh’ the show.

The Mallorca villa has been the filming location for the summer series for five years, and will definitely be missed. It has brought us some of the most memorable Love Island moments. But no doubt the new islanders will find themselves staying in a pad suitably as lavish and sun-soaked.

A source told the paper the new villa will likely still be in Mallorca, but on the Northeast Coast. They said: “Bosses are conscious of the fact that this is also an opportunity to consider all the new elements they could introduce to enhance the show even further,

“For fans of Love Island this is huge and they'll be eager to see what the new villa looks like and how much it could change the show.”

This isn’t the only potential change being made to the show. When applications opened in January for the new cast of singletons, it was reported that finally, non-binary contestants could apply. 

The series has previously been criticised for its lack of diversity so hopefully, the 2022 series will see some LGBTQ+ representation when it returns on Monday June 6 - yes, we're counting down the days! 

By now, you should be well clued up on How to watch Love Island UK no matter where you are in the world this summer, as well as knowing the answer to how long does Love Island last, so you can plan your schedule around it, of course. If not, you've got a month to refresh your memory! 

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