Love Island 2017 start date, cast and what to expect from the new series

When is Love Island back? Cast rumours!

Love Island Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack is back with Love Island 2017 this summer, but when does series 3 start and what can we expect?

Here we round up all the latest news and rumours about the Love Island 2017 on ITV2 this year.

Love Island 2017 start date

The official air date for Love Island 2017 on ITV2 hasn't been confirmed right now.

However the series typically returns the first week of June so it won't be long until we hear something.

The Love Island Villa.
The Love Island Villa.

Love Island 2017 cast

The Love Island 2017 cast hasn't been unveiled just yet but there have been some rumours. 21-year-old Jane Parks is reportedly in talks to join the cast for the third series of the show.

The youngster has been in the papers recently after revealing plans to sue the lottery following a £1 million win when she was aged 17. Jane appeared on a number of TV shows to talk about her case, including Loose Women where supposedly members of the Love Island casting team were interested in chatting to her.

Also rumoured is the daughter of Big Brother star Lisa Appleton, Sophia-Maria.

Casting is now underway for singletons looking for a summer of love. Applicants can find more information at http://www.itv.com/loveisland/news/apply-love-island-2017

What's new this year?

Caroline's still hosting and Iain Stirling will return to voice the series, but what else is new?

As well as introducing this year’s fresh batch of Love Islanders, Caroline will also host a brand new weekly live studio show in the UK that will keep Love Island on everyone’s lips throughout the summer.

With a panel of different celebrity guests each week, the show will offer viewers first reaction to the goings on in the villa, exclusive interviews with dumped islanders, and all the gossip from the sauciest and sexiest series to date.

Meanwhile contestants will be braced for a bombshell whenever Caroline drops in – she will be appearing in the villa throughout the series to deliver shock announcements and surprise twists that are guaranteed to test relationships in the islanders’ passion-fuelled paradise to the max.

Are last year's couples still together?

Nathan and Cara Kiss
Nathan and Cara Kiss

Last year’s show saw pairings go from frivolous flirts to a number of fully fledged couples who are still together: Winners Nathan and Cara, Alex and Olivia, Scott and Kady and Rykard and Rachel.

As well as still being together, Alex and Olivia have gone even further, recently getting engaged in the New Year.

Love Island will air on ITV2 this year.

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