The applications for Winter Love Island closed on November 30 and with the new series arriving in January 2020, fans are eager to know who is entering the villa to find love this winter. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the rumoured line up.
Who is in the cast of Winter Love Island 2020?
The official line up has not yet been confirmed by ITV, but that has not stopped the rumours from spreading.
First to be rumoured as entering the villa was model and personal trainer, Ellis Iyayi.
The 20-year-old, who is from Leicestershire, has modelled or the likes of ASOS, Nike and JD Sports.
A source told The Sun: “Ellis is over the moon about it – he’s had to be sworn to secrecy about it but he’s been in to meet producers a few times and they love him – he can’t wait to get in the villa.
“Ellis is exactly what the show is looking for and he ticks all the boxes – he will make great television.’
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Also rumoured to be entering the Love Island villa in South Africa is Scottish footballer, model and TV presenter Jay Munro.
According to The Metro, Jay was supposed to appear on Summer Love Island 2019.
He is also believed to be the friend of former Islanders, Tommy Fury, Dom Lever and Josh Denzel.
A source told The Daily Star: “Jay will be the one all the girls will be chasing. Just Tommy Fury, he’s a sportsman, in good shape and has dreamy looks.”
There is expected to be at least seven more original Islanders announced ahead of the premiere date, with more romantic hopefuls entering the villa as the show progresses.
The Sun reported that show bosses were looking for ‘twins, Essex lads and a Goth girl’ for the brand new series.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more contestants are announced.
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When does Winter Love Island 2020 start?
ITV has not confirmed an official start date for Winter Love Island 2020. However, the show is expected to premiere on Wednesday, January 8.
The new series will be set in Cape Town, South Africa, instead of the usual Spanish island of Mallorca.
Caroline Flack will return to host Winter Love Island and voiceover star, Iain Stirling, will narrate the series.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he teased: “Do you know what? It’s gonna be an absolute blast.
“Winter Love Island is gonna come back sooner than you thought and it’s gonna be enjoyable.”
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According to MailOnline, Love Island will return in the second week of January.
A source told the paper: “The new Winter Love Island will launch the second week of January.
“Bosses are still deciding on the final date but it is thought to be January 8 – a week after staff arrive in South Africa.“
The new series will also run for six weeks instead of the usual eight.
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To watch Winter Love Island when it returns, you can do so as it airs live on ITV.
You are also able to stream the episodes live via the ITV Hub.
Episodes of Winter Love Island will also be available to watch online on-demand via the ITV Hub if you need you to need to catch up.
Winter Love Island is coming soon to ITV
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