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Love Island: New villa FINALLY looks near completion

The brand new Love Island villa finally looks near completion with just two weeks left to go until the launch of the new series.

The original Mallorcan Love Island villa was sold back in March for €3m, (£2.57m) and the new location has been revealed.

New images show that a fire pit has been constructed inside the new six-bedroom mansion where contestants will gather for eliminations and recouplings.

New and improved: The brand new Love Island villa finally looks near completion with just two weeks left to go until the launch of the new series

This year’s islanders will have plenty of space in the villa’s outdoor area which also features a 20m swimming pool with a stunning view of the Mallorcan countryside.

The pool is surrounded by wooden decking along with what appears to be a white counter area which sits a few feet away from a new outdoor kitchen area.

Workmen were seen roaming around the outdoor area as they put the finishing touches to the property, which has a more rustic feel than the previous villa.

A large wooden table has been placed not far off from the kitchen area, while some scaffolding still remains around the edges of the villa.

Impressive: This year's islanders will have plenty of space in the villa's outdoor area which also features a 20m swimming pool

Impressive: This year’s islanders will have plenty of space in the villa’s outdoor area which also features a 20m swimming pool

Villa: New images show that a fire pit has been constructed inside the new six-bedroom mansion where contestants will gather for eliminations and recouplings

Villa: New images show that a fire pit has been constructed inside the new six-bedroom mansion where contestants will gather for eliminations and recouplings

Show: The original Mallorcan Love Island villa was sold back in March for €3m, (£2.57m) and the new location has been revealed (last year's islanders pictured)

Show: The original Mallorcan Love Island villa was sold back in March for €3m, (£2.57m) and the new location has been revealed (last year’s islanders pictured)

A large seating area has been placed at the far left side of the garden with a white marquee nearby where the crew are still putting the finishing touches to the property.

Wide shots show this year’s crop of islanders will have total privacy in the villa which is completely surrounded by fields. 

It was revealed earlier this year that bosses for the popular ITV2 dating series had started hunting for a new space in a bid to ‘enhance the show’, after filming at the same property for five years.

The new property sits at the foot of a hill in a rural area of the island. Season one and two of Love Island was filmed at a property in southern Majorca’s Santanyi region before being moved to Sant Llorenç des Cardassar in the north-east. 

Luxury: The pool is surrounded by wooden decking along with what appears to be a white counter area

Luxury: The pool is surrounded by wooden decking along with what appears to be a white counter area

New abode: The pool sits a few feet away from a new outdoor kitchen area

New abode: The pool sits a few feet away from a new outdoor kitchen area

Preparations: Workmen were seen roaming around the outdoor area as they put the finishing touches to the property, which has a more rustic feel than the previous villa

Preparations: Workmen were seen roaming around the outdoor area as they put the finishing touches to the property, which has a more rustic feel than the previous villa

It was confirmed earlier this year that the daring series was moving on from the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar villa in the north-east of the island.

Managing director of ITV’s media and entrainment, Kevin Lygo, said Love Island was moving to a ‘marvellous’ new mansion in what appeared to be a bid to revitalise the show.

‘We didn’t own [the last property]. We rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy,’ Lygo told PA Media at the time.

Time for a refresh: A large wooden table has been placed not far off from the kitchen area, while some scaffolding still remains around the edges of the villa

Time for a refresh: A large wooden table has been placed not far off from the kitchen area, while some scaffolding still remains around the edges of the villa

Change: It was confirmed earlier this year that the daring series was moving on from the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar villa in the north-east of the island

Change: It was confirmed earlier this year that the daring series was moving on from the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar villa in the north-east of the island

Love Island bosses have reportedly had to take action after it was suggested that that some hopefuls have been dumping their partners to get on the upcoming series of the show.

The Sun reported that wannabe islanders have been keeping their relationships a secret and in some cases have even split up in a bid to secure a place on the ITV dating show.

But the publication adds that this move allegedly didn’t wash with show bosses as they reminded potentials show stars that they have ‘no interest in fame seekers.’

A source added to the publication that one budding islander, who was in talks with show bosses, was said to have promised their partner that they’d ‘get back together’ after the show after being unable to give up the opportunity to become famous.

Reinvention: Managing director of ITV's media and entrainment, Kevin Lygo, said Love Island was moving to a 'marvellous' new mansion in what appeared to be a bid to revitalise the show

Reinvention: Managing director of ITV’s media and entrainment, Kevin Lygo, said Love Island was moving to a ‘marvellous’ new mansion in what appeared to be a bid to revitalise the show

He said: 'We didn't own [the last property]. We rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy'

He said: ‘We didn’t own [the last property]. We rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy’

An insider told the The Sun: ‘Love Island bosses has no interest in fame seekers. They’re savvy to Islanders who think the show is a quick fix to fame and fortune.

‘As has always been the case, Love Island bosses cast single Islanders who are looking for love. Nothing else will fly with them. Viewers tune in to watch relationships blossom, it’s as simple as that.’

A Love Island spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Our only stipulation is Islanders must be over 18, single and looking for love.’

ITV have yet to reveal who has made it into the villa, but it’s said that the selection process involves extensive questioning about a potential cast member’s relationship status.

Wow: Wide shots show this year's crop of islanders will have total privacy in the villa which is completely surrounded by fields

Wow: Wide shots show this year’s crop of islanders will have total privacy in the villa which is completely surrounded by fields

Claims: Love Island bosses have reportedly had to take action after it was suggested that that some hopefuls have been dumping their partners to get on the upcoming series of the show

Claims: Love Island bosses have reportedly had to take action after it was suggested that that some hopefuls have been dumping their partners to get on the upcoming series of the show

It comes as the excitement for series eight is already amping up as Love Island has shared its first teasers for the show proclaiming itself to be the ‘OG of love’ compared to other rival dating shows.

The two animated promos aired on TV for the first time on Saturday night during ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent advert break.

Love Island said: ‘Love Island is the OG of dating shows and after 7 years of matchmaking, marriages and babies, for 8 weeks this summer, we’re officially owning love. So stand down all you pretenders – Love Is Ours.’

The preview cheekily poked fun at shows Naked Attraction, Celebs Go Dating and Ex On The Beach, by showing a TV with the title ‘Naked Celebs Go Dating On A Beach.’

A pink trainer squashes the TV, before the word ‘LOVE’ with a flag saying ‘WE OWN IT’, comes up next to the iconic Love Island pool and a little animated Millie Court with her keyboard from the infamous talent show last season. 

Claims: The Sun reported that wannabe islanders have been keeping their relationships a secret and in some cases have even split up in a bid to secure a place on the ITV dating show

Claims: The Sun reported that wannabe islanders have been keeping their relationships a secret and in some cases have even split up in a bid to secure a place on the ITV dating show

Fame: But the publication adds that this move allegedly didn't wash with show bosses as they reminded potentials show stars that they have 'no interest in fame seekers'

Fame: But the publication adds that this move allegedly didn’t wash with show bosses as they reminded potentials show stars that they have ‘no interest in fame seekers’

An insider said: 'Love Island bosses has no interest in fame seekers. They’re savvy to Islanders who think the show is a quick fix to fame and fortune'

An insider said: ‘Love Island bosses has no interest in fame seekers. They’re savvy to Islanders who think the show is a quick fix to fame and fortune’

Earlier this month it was claimed the ITV2 show’s new sexy, young cast were just days away from filming the advert.

A source told The Sun: ‘The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6.

‘Filming for the promotional adverts is beginning in the next couple of weeks and the ads will start in May.

A representative for ITV told MailOnline at the time: ‘It’s too soon for us to confirm the schedule.’

Meanwhile, Love Island is reportedly set for another series’ as ‘bosses begin plans for a 2023 winter’ edition, just weeks before the summer cast are set the enter the villa.

ITV aired its first winter series in South Africa in January 2020, which was won by Paige Turley and Finn Tapp, having previously started in June every year since 2015.

Moving home: It was revealed earlier this year that bosses for the popular ITV2 dating series had started hunting for a new space in a bid to 'enhance the show', after filming at the same property for five years (pictured)

Moving home: It was revealed earlier this year that bosses for the popular ITV2 dating series had started hunting for a new space in a bid to ‘enhance the show’, after filming at the same property for five years (pictured)


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