Love Island is introducing 11 new contestants in show’s biggest twist yet
The Love Island villa may have been filled with drama, tears, romance and rows for the last few weeks but viewers haven’t seen anything yet, as 11 new contestants are on their way to change the game completely.
During last night’s episode, it was confirmed there would indeed be new boys, new girls and a brand new villa. The announcement followed reports of a second house in which the male and female contestants would be separated and put to the ultimate test of loyalty.
A source told Mirror Online: “They’re going to split all the boys and girls up so they’ll be in separate accommodation.
“Even more newbies are going to be sent in this week to shake things up. It’s going to be the biggest thing to happen to the show.”
The insider added: “The secret location is going to be used for two or three days and new girls will be sent into the boys’ house to test them, and new boys will go into the girls’ house. It’s to test the loyalty of current relationships and it’s going to be explosive.
“Because of the villa’s remote location, the second house will be in the same town but is far enough away that both groups can get up to whatever they want.”
It was a short-lived visit for Simon Searles, as he was the latest contestant to be dumped from the island last night. Simon and his partner Tyla were voted by the public as the least compatible couple and it was then up to the rest of the villa to decide which one of them should walk.
Speaking after his exit, Simon said: “I’m a bit gutted to be leaving but it’s been a wicked experience. I’ve loved every minute and I am happy with the decisions I’ve made.
“Tyla and Jonny are in there now, they’re a couple, everyone knows it. And they better make a go of it otherwise I will have left for absolutely nothing so I’m rooting for Jonny and Tyla.”
Love Island continues tonight (Thursday) at 9pm on ITV2.