Villa Love Island 2022 | First look at the brand new location

The sun is out, the lineup for Love Island 2022 has been announced and we have a first look at the new villa where they will have it in just a week.
Love Island executive producer Mike Spencer gave RadioTimes.com and other media a tour of the new space, which has replaced the show’s home since season 3.

It looks like ITV has gotten bigger – and maybe even better – with the bedrooms modeled to look like they did in older seasons. Yes, that means rooms with beds facing each other. Check them out below.

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

“It’s the biggest room we’ve had,” Spencer said. “So basically the idea behind all of this was that we wanted to take him back to what he was in the first series where they faced each other. So yeah, that’s because I think there’s so much more jokes when you’re crossing and going to bed at night.”

Although the pool is similar in size to last year, the actual space around it is larger than the previous villa, giving the islanders plenty of nooks and crannies in which to chat. Spencer confirmed this, saying they have more “relaxation zones” this season.

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

And, if you’re wondering if the new villa means the iconic fire pit is gone, don’t despair. A brand new fire pit was built for the season, complete with colorful cacti and plenty of seating for all the drama to unfold comfortably.

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

The girls will be delighted to learn that the make-up room has also grown.

“Last year there was a circular table with four seats for eight girls – at least now you have six seats,” Spencer explained. “Also this year we have a very large space in the room with a sofa and they have more storage.”

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

The beauty products themselves have been custom-selected for each contestant, Spencer added, to ensure they are suitable for their skin type.

Spencer also added how they had set up the space to include its first-ever deaf contestant, model Tasha Ghouri, who has a cochlear implant.

“We have provisions in terms of swimming, and we just work with her,” he said.

We also got a glimpse of the kitchen, where the islanders will prepare breakfast and snacks – although dinner will be provided and taken care of offsite.

So what should candidates choose to start their day? “There’s bacon, fresh fruit for the smoothies,” he said, which “all happen off-camera.”

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

New Villa Love Island (ITV)

“They’ll probably just pull up a folding table here (inside the kitchen), we basically get all their food needs and do a big buffet,” he said.

Love Island will return to ITV2 and ITV Hub on Monday June 6 at 9 p.m. In the meantime, check out our entertainment hub for all the latest news, or find something to watch tonight with our TV guide.

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