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Love Island is set to return to its Majorca villa this summer as fans eagerly await the return of the popular ITV2 dating show next month.

After more than 18 months off air, the hit dating show, which is set to include more bisexual contestants, is finally back after the disappointment of last year's season being cancelled due to the coronavirus.

ITV commissioner Amanda Starvi announced the exciting news on Monday with viewers expected to be teaming with jealousy as they prepare to watch the latest batch of sexy singletons battle it out for a chance at love and the £50,000 prize.

She said: “We haven’t announced anything officially but Mallorca is very much the home of Love Island."

She added to the Radio Times: “We did look into some back-up plans but we were all very much focused on making it happen in Majorca, which is where it belongs quite frankly.”

According to reports, the new series could be landing on our screens in the next few weeks with the first episode expected to air on Monday, June 28 at 9pm.

The return of the hit ITV2 show was announced last week, although the show was set back by three weeks due to the COVID-19 restrictions and health and safety measures being put in place.

A source told the MailOnline: “Crew members are scheduled to fly out to Majorca on June 20 – with the series expected to launch a week later.

“The delayed launch date will not have an impact on the length of the series, with the show still running for a duration of eight weeks."

The contestants, rumoured to include Gordon Ramsay's model daughter Holly, are set to fly out to the sunny island later this month where they will spend a week in quarantine before they start filming the following week.

The hit ITV2 show has filmed its summer series in Spain since it launched in 2015, only moving to South Africa in January 2020 to launch a winter series.

Doubts were cast over whether or not new mum and host Laura Whitmore and her sexy singletons could return to the island this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

However, the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that British tourists would be allowed to travel to Spain, despite the country remaining on the government’s amber list.

The Spanish embassy tweeted: “From 00:00 of May 24th, travellers from the United Kingdom will be allowed to freely enter Spain for non-essential purposes, such as tourism, and stay in Spain without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days within six months.

“From May 24th, travellers from the United Kingdom will NOT need to present negative COVID-19 test certificate (PCR), as long as they have remained in the UK in the last 14 days.”

This comes after the ITV bosses dropped the latest trailer for the upcoming seventh season of the show, as the new teaser trailer for Love Island confirmed that the show will go ahead this year.

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