Love Island: Everything you need to know about the show, from launch, to spinoffs and rising stars

Love Island started in 2015 and since then it has seen so many locations, variations and spinoffs.

Love Island: Everything we know about the show, from when it first started, to location, spin-offs
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Love Island: Everything we know about the show, from when it first started, to location, spin-offs

Love Island is a show that features eligible single people, wherein they find love in the famous Love Island villa. From being a brand-new show in 2015 to the big franchise it is now, Love Island has upped its game year after year, keeping a tab on how it used to be. With different seasons featuring different exotic locations, the contestants, or islanders as they are called, just get to know each other and fall in love in the island villa. What the series really does is change the life of people from the first time they walk into the villa, or Casa Amor as it is called.

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The series created by ITV was aimed at entertainment through reality TV, from the very beginning. But with age and time, the show took a turn and focused on the storyline and equation between the islanders. With every season, the show has only become more popular on Instagram, day after day. Now, with its new season going on, the show has new faces, such as Tom, Don, Lana, Olivia, and Kai, to shake things up. Needless to say, people cannot wait to see who is going to couple up, who is going to split up and get back to his/her old life, and of course which couple will become the winners of the show. From Tommy Fury to Maya Jama, the Love Island villa does produce some big stars that defy age and make it big.

Here's a look at just everything you need to know about ITV's Love Island, its islanders, the location, spinoffs, and what goes about the villa.

The launch of Love Island

Love Island first started in the UK in the year 2005, as celebrity Love Island. But the show took a new form in 2015 when they relaunched it. It featured couples who turned into stars overnight. With a host to keep it going, the series is said to have gained the attention and love of its fans from the very first time when it launched. Soon, ITV even launched a Winter Love island, where islanders can find love in the midst of an otherwise cold January on a tropical island.

Winter Love Island

Dating back to about January 2020, fans first saw and got to know the ITV Winter Love Islandformat. Like its previous counterpart, this series was aimed at helping couples find love in the Love Island villa. The new show at the time gained a lot of popularity when it came out. Fans were gushing over the series, wherein they seemed to like the show, both in real life and on Instagram.

The Love Island spinoffs

Ever since Love Island was first featured, there have been many spinoffs to the show, from down south particularly. From the location to the villa, many variations of the show have come up. US, Australia, and other countries down south soon began to host the show and got many a couple together with the air of romance in the villa.

Love Island stars

Many a star is said to have come out of Love Island. With old and new seasons, the show has produced talent that has gone on to do well in their occupation. At such a young age, stars such as Maya Jama, and Molly-Mae have graced Casa Amor with their presence. Now, the show features some new faces such as Kai, Olivia, Shaq, Ron and so many people who have the potential to become a star. They appear to be all geared up to change their life and occupation, whether they make it as a couple or split up.

Whether their love goes south or not, this season's stars just appear to be ready to just go head-on from the time the series started. Each of the islanders appear to be determined to become a star, be it Tom or Shaq. While no one can say how it might go, there is sure to be a boom in each islander's occupation after the show.

Sources used:

- Metro: 'When was the first Winter Love Island series and who won?'

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