It turns out you’re more likely to win an Oscar than find love in the villa but that hasn’t stopped this year’s hopefuls packing their personalised suitcases (#spon) and heading to an island in the sun with dreams of coupling up.
Love Island star and social media influencer Laura Crane hosted the ceremony, which was held at the Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth, in late March. Crane, who is also a champion surfer, talked to the students about her life in the media. “People sometimes forget about us down here, but don’t! There are honestly so many incredible films. It’s mad to think that these people are just starting out,” she said.
The All New Monty 2019: Who Bares Wins, which follows on from The Real Full Monty, sees eight celebs learning extravagant dance routines, demonstrating the importance of carrying out intimate checks for cancer prevention and being body-positive in the process.
Former Love Island contestant Jack Fincham and Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez are among the familiar faces ‘baring all’ for a cause close to their hearts, alongside Rav Wilding (Crimewatch) and Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher.
The Comedy Bus (w/t) will follow six comedians as they travel to each of their hometowns to see how they have changed over the years.
Joining Dommett and Stirling for a trip down memory lane are Mock the Week regular Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Darren Harriott and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean.
The series will be produced by Sacha Baron Cohen and Andrew Newman’s company Spelthorne Community Television
Joining them will be Chelsee Healey (Hollyoaks), Pete Wicks (The Only Way is Essex) and David Potts (Ibiza Weekender). Newly single Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson is also set to return, having appeared on series four.
The final mystery contestant will be announced live during the first mixer event, where the celebrities are tasked with securing their first date.
True Love or True Lies?
Monday: MTV, 9pm
You've seen Love Island, and now it's MTV's turn to stick a bunch of attractive people in a confined space to see if they'll find love. Six couples compete to prove their relationship is best. The catch? Some of them aren’t couples at all.
Love Island - The Live Final
Monday: ITV2, 9pm
After a drama filled summer full of romance, betrayal and, above all, loyalty, it’s time to find out who will take home the coveted £50,000 prize. The couples left are Jack and Dani, Wes and Megan, Josh and Kaz, and Paul and Laura and it’s up to the voting public to decide who their favourite is.
Exploring the reasons for the triumph of award winning TV series, Love Island, this Anatomy of a Hit session dissects the different elements of the show that delivered such compelling ‘must watch TV’.
Joining host Ria Hebden on the panel were:
Watch as the team behind Love Island reveal what it takes to make the summer smash.
Ria Hebden was joined on the panel by:
Angela Jain, Managing Director, ITV Studios Entertainment
Caroline Flack, TV presenter, Love Island and Love Island: After Sun
Kenny England, Senior Digital Producer, Love Island
Ella Umansky, Head of Format Support, ITV Studios
Tom Gould, Executive Producer, Love Island