Love Island Bosses Announce Some Major Changes Ahead Of New Series

It's almost that time of year again where we spend every night bingeing on Love Island.

Soon new singletons will soon be brightening up our TV screens and taking over our lives.

The show this year is rumoured to be the longest yet, with us getting eight weeks of sun, love and drama instead of seven weeks.

This year's Love Island is set to differ from previous years though, with new rules and changes to the show.

So, what's actually going to be changing this year?

After many complaints last year of the amount of smoking in the villa, this year it will be banned in the villa and the garden.

ITV2
ITV2

If contestants fancy lighting up they'll have to ask permission and be taken to a smoking shelter. The islanders also won't be able to have a gossip about their new beau or any other contestant during their cig breaks either as they will only be allowed in the smoking shelter one at a time.

In previous years the smoking area in the villa has been the area for lots of arguments, deep conversations and gossip, so lets hope this years islanders find a new location to have their 'private' chats.

Bedroom antics are also set to change this year - islanders cannot be completely naked anywhere in the villa and each contestant will be given a handbook including information about consent.

The singletons will not be allowed to have sex with anyone who is drunk and if any of the couples do decide to get it on in the house they will be offered the emergency contraceptive pill and can get advice from counsellors afterwards.

Masturbation is also banned for the islanders - although we're not entirely sure how they're going to police that one...

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We are still waiting for details of the islanders for this years series, with over 150,000 applicants it must have been a tough decision for producers.

Rumours suggests Danny Dyer's daughter, Dani and the daughter of Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward are the favourites to take part.

Whatever happens, it's sure to be the highlight of the summer anyway. Let's hope this year's couples are more successful than the 2017 Love Island couples.

Words by Steph Monk

Featured Image Credit: ITV2

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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