Barbie stars, documentarians, and Messy Mitch: meet the 12 stars re-entering the Love Island villa

Ex-partners, best friends, and those jilted at Casa Amor; this new batch of islanders have a rich interpersonal history – all of which is detailed over 10 series of Love Island on ITVX.

Taking the place of the winter series, Love Island: All Stars hopes past islanders can forge new connections with each other - their shared experience perhaps leading to a stronger foundation.

Let’s catch up with some old favourites and see what brings them back to old faithful – the Love Island villa…

ITV reveals Big Brother eye’s makeover for new reboot

Big Brother is returning from a five-year hiatus, and at a new home on ITV2 and ITVX. The new cast of housemates will be able to enjoy the classic tasks, nominations and eliminations that were seen in the original 19 series, however, they will stay in the house for just six weeks instead of 12.

The iconic logo’s rebranding nods to the new contemporary feel ITV wants for the show. The eye is comprised of circles showing hashtags, lips, several eyes, and the words “Big Brother”.

Meet the contestants of summer Love Island 2023

For the tenth series, the Love Island villa has opened its doors to 10 hopeful singles as they aim to win £50,000 through public vote, and hopefully find love, and a PLT deal, along the way.

After entering the villa, the singles pair into couples and enjoy a few hours of happily partnered bliss before a new “bombshell” enters the villa to steal one half of a couple, leaving someone single. If the single islander isn’t chosen by anyone in the next recoupling, they will be dumped from the island.

ITV2 to relaunch Big Brother in 2023

ITV2 made the announcement during the final of Love Island 2022, dropping a surprise teaser in the final ad break. The iconic Big Brother eye was seen pasted over an ITV2 ident as the theme tune played.

The format will remain largely the same, with a new cast of housemates from all walks of life moving into the Big Brother house for up to six weeks as cameras capture their every move.

Don’t Hate the Playaz to return for a fourth series

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The Hip Hop comedy show hosted by Jordan Stephens will once again pit two teams against each other in a series of fan favourite and new games which will test their Hip Hop knowledge and ability. 

Maya Jama and Lady Leshurr will return as team captains with DJ Shortee Blitz ready to drop the tracks.

The teams will be made up of a mix of celebrities who will be cheered on by a live studio audience. 

Previous guests have included Katherine Ryan, Big Narstie, Ghetts, Aitch and Ms Banks. 

Love Island 2022 contestants

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After last year saw Liam and Millie beat fellow finalist couples Kaz and Tyler, Chloe and Toby, and Faye and Teddy to the £50,000 prize, a new batch of singletons are heading out to the stunning island of Majorca in the hopes of finding love in the villa. 

With Laura Whitmore returning to host, and her husband, comedian Iain Stirling, providing his hilarious commentary once more, here are the latest singletons taking part in this summer’s series of Love Island:

ITV2 announces the return date for Love Island

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Cancel your summer plans, the hottest dating show on TV is back. 

The eighth series of Love Island promises to be the sexiest ever, with eight weeks of sun, fun and plenty of drama. 

The series has led to many love stories, marriages and babies and hails itself as the OG of dating shows. 

Narrated by Iain Stirling and hosted by Laura Whitmore, the singletons will be heading to a new luxury villa in Spain to find their perfect match and potentially win a £50,000 cash prize. 

Celebrity Karaoke Club to return for series three

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The six-part feel-good series will give viewers more sing-alongs, showbiz gossip and memorable celebrity performances.

This year’s famous faces belting out their favourite pop songs are Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, TV presenter Karim Zeroual, Love Island finalists Laura Anderson and Kaz Kamwi, drag superstar A’Whora, actress and writer Donna Preston, TOWIE stars Chloe Sims and Bobby Norris, Ibiza Weekender’s Callum Izzard, Dancing on Ice professional Matt Evers and social media sensations, Queen Mojo and Arron Crascall.