AFTER a year without it producing its usual laughs and drama, Love Island 2021 has been confirmed.
A fresh batch of singles will enter the villa in the hope of finding true love under the watchful eye of the entire nation. Here are all the rumoured faces set to feature.
Who is rumoured to be in Love Island 2021?
Following in the footsteps of 2019's Tommy Fury, Harley Benn is a fellow Boxer, coming from a family where the love of the sport runs deep.
Son of Middleweight champion Nigel Benn and brother of WBA Continental welterweight champion Conor Benn - Harley himself is also a boxer with a record of nine bouts, eight wins and one defeat.
As reported by The Sun, Harley has already "had video meetings with the casting team and everyone is very excited at the prospect of having him on the show."
Harley already has a large social media following, with more than 8,000 people opting to follow the 24-year-old for his gym selfies.
ITV2 have declined to confirm whether Harley will be on the line-up.
23-year-old party boy James already has connections to Love Island courtesy of some previous cast members, with the Worcester-born hunk allegedly "growing close" to former Islander Lucie Dolan.
According to a TV insider via MailOnline, James has a strong affection for blondes and is keen on bringing the "Worcester sauce" to this year's series.
The source continued: "James is in final talks with producers and they're really keen on signing him this year.
"He's cheeky, fun and handsome – and will be a sure-fire hit with the female contestants, while he's also on the lookout for his dream girl."
James was rumoured to have become close with Lucie before her stint in the villa, though she is now loved up with another Love Island star - Luke Mabbott - who she met after filming.
The first female to be linked with a summer spent in the Majorcan villa, Alexis is quite the performer as a fire-eater and aerial dancer.
Rumoured to have just come out of a long-term relationship, Alexis is still on the lookout for love on the show.
She has also previously worked with Ibiza club owner and Celebs go Dating star Wayne Lineker.
A source told The Sun: "She loves sex and is always talking about it. She’s very open about it but is incredibly likeable and loves to party.
"There are no limits as far as she is concerned and she very much wears her heart on her sleeve. It’s fair to say she will bring some heat to the villa."
Who will host Love Island 2021?
Viewers can expect the husband and wife duo of Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling on hosting and narration duties respectively.
The couple announced earlier this year that they had tied the knot in a low-key affair, with Laura taking to Instagram to reveal: "A year ago Iain asked me to marry him and we had the most magical, perfect ceremony. We loved having it to ourselves.
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"We had been planning the perfect celebration and I will forever be so thankful that’s what we got. We have never spoken publicly about our engagement or wedding. Back at the time we never felt the need to say anything as it’s all such a personal experience."
How can I watch Love Island 2021?
Though there has been no confirmation from producers about dates, Love Island traditionally begins its summer series in June, airing at 9pm on ITV2.
Once it has begun, Love Island airs every night with a recap of the week’s events on the Saturday Unseen Bits show.
This series will be the eight season of the show, the seventh to run in the summer.
Both Love Island and Love Island: Aftersun will also be available to watch on demand on the ITV Hub.