Love Island 2022 latest: First look for fans as Gemma Owen and Amber Beckford get ready for the villa

LOVE Island fans are bracing themselves for the arrivals of newbies Gemma Owen and Amber Beckford.

Star Owen has revealed her famous footballer father "isn't happy" about her joining the hit reality dating series.

The daughter of footballer Michael Owen, swimwear company owner Gemma, 19, revealed that she is desperate to "score in the villa".

She told MailOnline: "I still wouldn't say that my dad is buzzing about me doing Love Island.

"He's very supportive in whatever I decide to do. He didn't have a massive tantrum or anything like that. He was pretty chilled, he trusts me not to do anything to embarrass him. He took it quite well."

Airing on ITV2, the first episode of Love Island 2022 will be a bumper one, starting at 9pm on June 6 and going on until 10.35pm.

Read our Love Island blog below for the latest news, gossip and updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Love Island’s Luca Bish reveals whether he’ll have sex in the villa

    LOVE Island star Luca Bish has spilled the beans on whether he will have sex in the villa – as he admits he’s never gone long without it.

    The soon-to-be reality TV star has revealed that he is going into the ITV2 dating show with a “whatever happens, happens” attitude.

    Luca, 23, who was announced as part of the 2022 line-up earlier this week, admitted he hasn’t gone longer than “ten weeks” without sex.

    It means that while he has no plans to get busy under the sheets with any of the ladies, he may give in towards the end of the show.

    “Whatever happens, happens,” he told The Sun Online ahead of his Love Island debut. “I would say no before going in there.

    “But if I got towards the end, ten weeks without having any attention would be rare. I would say ten weeks is the longest I have gone without sex for a while, certainly since I was 16.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Fans reckon they’ve already figured out who will win new series

    LOVE Island fans reckon they’ve figured out who will win the new series.

    One contestant already stands out for fans in a line-up that features models, a fishmonger, a footballer’s daughter and a microbiologist.

    It is the dancer from Yorkshire, who was born deaf, that has already won the hearts of fans and they’re rooting for her to find love, and nab the £50,000 prize.

    One person tweeted: “I already want Tasha to find love and win.”

    Another shared their predictions for a few of the new Islanders heading into the villa on Monday, and said: “Luca: going to be in multiple triangles Tasha: producers fave. Will probably win.

    “Ikenna: surprising fan fave, Davide: possible villian or villa’s sweetheart.”

    Another commented on a photo of Tasha: “She’s going to smash it on Love Island.”

  • Matt Snape

    Love Island trailer reveals contestants ditching day jobs

    A new trailer at the new series of Love Island sees the contestants abandon their day jobs as they head into the villa to search for love.

    RTE reports that the eighth series of the popular ITV2 dating show launches on Monday at a brand new location in Majorca, with Laura Whitmore returning as host.

    In the new teaser video, viewers will witness a line-up that includes Dubliner Dami Hope, former England striker Michael Owen's daughter Gemma and dancer Tasha Ghouri, who has a cochlear implant and is the show's first deaf contestant.

  • Matt Snape

    Love Island vs Blind Date: Which dating show is the best one of all time?

    Love Island and Blind Date are battling it out for the title of Ultimate Dating Show on Radio Times.

    Voting closes on Monday and the results will be announced then.

    To vote on the poll, click here.

  • Matt Snape

    Love Island twist: Viewers will choose the first couples

    Love Island just got more interesting as voiceover man Iain Stirling made a big revelation on Lorraine yesterday.

    Digital Spy reports that the first couplings won't be decided by the Islanders.

    Instead, the viewers will pick them via a Love Island app, and voting lasted until 9am today.

  • Matt Snape

    Gordon Ramsay jokes daughter is off to Love Island

    Chef Gordon Ramsay has told Twitter what he thinks of his daughter’s latest bikini snaps. reports that the 55-year-old celeb teased that his daughter looked like she was set to make an appearance in the Love Island villa, as she posted a snap of herself enjoying a dip in their swimming pool from their Cornish home.

    After posting the stunning pictures, he wrote: "I thought you were off to Love Island?" alongside a red heart.

  • Matt Snape

    How to watch Love Island anywhere

    There is a simple method to watch Love Island 2022 online anywhere in the world.

    According to What To Watch, a Virtual Private Network lets you get around the usual complicated digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can view your favourite TV shows even if you are going to be away from home. 

    The ExpressVPN allows you to change your IP address on whichever device you want to view your new favourite show on.

  • Matt Snape

    Mental health and Love Island: What is being done?

    After Love Island cast member Caroline Flack committed suicide two years ago, Love Island's production team introduced a number of mental health protocols.  

    According to Esquire, this includes a post-exit mental health evaluation for Islanders, after which they are then given the option of attending eight counselling sessions.

    ITV has implemented a Duty of Care protocol that allows prospective Islanders to watch videos from past Islanders where they discuss "how to cope with being filmed 24/7", and other aspects.

    The protocol will also ensure that prospective Islanders receive diversity and inclusion training.

  • Matt Snape

    Who are this year’s Love Islanders?

    Season eight of Love Island starts on Monday June 6 from 9pm, but who is joining the series this year? reports that the show’s first ever deaf contestant, Tasha Ghouri, is joining the show.

    Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma Owen is also appearing on the programme.  

  • Matt Snape

    Love Island celeb cheers on sibling from the audience at BGT semi-final

    Love Island's Amber Davies was spotted cheering on the remaining semi-finalists on Friday night’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent.

    According to, the 25-year-old celeb enjoyed Friday night's fifth semi-final show, as she was filmed clapping in the audience.

    Amber's sister Jade is a member of the group Welsh of the West End, so she was there to demonstrate her support.

  • Matt Snape

    Paige Thorne vows to return to NHS after Love Island

    Paige Thorne confessed she felt guilty about quitting her job as a paramedic to star on Love Island – but she intends to return to the NHS once the show is over.

    The Welsh Islander, 24, who qualified as a paramedic six months before the Covid-19 pandemic, “didn't want to risk her chances” of securing a space on the TV show, so she resisted giving her bosses longer than three weeks' notice before travelling to Mallorca.

    Paige said she left things “up in the air” with her current employer though she stressed working for the NHS is her only career option. 

    Mail Online reports that the Love Island star said: “I gave them three weeks' notice, which left it all a bit up in the air because I didn't give enough time but yeah.

    “I will 1000 percent go back to being a paramedic. I love my job it gives me everything I could want from a job. I'm too much of a peoples' person to not go back to something like that.”

  • Matt Snape

    Love Island’s Liam Llewellyn ‘fully prepped’ by ITV about life-changing show

    Love Island is set to start airing on June 6, and Liam Llewelyn says he is “fully prepped” on how the show can change your life.

    Speaking with MailOnline, the Welsh Masters student, 22, said he is “fully aware” how big this opportunity can get. 

    He said: “I'm fully aware and I've been fully prepped by ITV throughout the whole process of how big this could get, or how little it could get. Your life could not change.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Love Island 2022 start date

    After months of guessing, we finally know when Love Island is coming back! 

    Love Island 2022 will begin on Monday, June 6 at 9 pm on ITV 2 and ITV Hub

    The news was confirmed on the official Love Island Twitter account, with the caption: “Here’s your first hot date of the summer”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Davide Sanclimenti: ‘I want to find my soulmate’

    Speaking about joining this year’s Love Island, Davide Sanclimenti said: “I think Love Island is going to be so much fun. I’m going to be the Italian stallion in the Villa! With my Italian charm, I can also be a very romantic guy. I’m good looking and I’ve realised since I first arrived in Manchester, a lot of English girls actually love me.”

    Davide is taking the show seriously and is even looking ahead to starting a family with a lucky someone.

    He continued: “They love to be around me and I love to be around them. It’s going to be fun, I’m looking forward to it. I want to find my soulmate, find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family.”

    Viewers can expect deep conversation and patient listening from the muscular Italian. He prides himself on always being available as a shoulder to cry on or a soundboard.

    He said: “They would say that I’ve got a good heart, I’m a very deep person. For the people around me, I’m always there, ready to support and help them in a moment of need.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Useful Love Island links

    Everything you need to know about Love Island:

    • What time to Love Islanders wake up in the morning?
    • How to apply for Love Island 2022
    • Who is the Love Island host for 2022?
    • All about what the Love Islanders eat in the villa
    • Where the past Love Island winners are now
    • Who has made the most money since Love Island? Rich list revealed
    • When Love Island 2022 will start on ITV
    • Joseph Gamp

      Natasha Ghouri opens up about why she’s appearing on Love Island

      Speaking about why she is doing the ITV show, the model said: “My dating life has been a shambles.

      “This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. I’m definitely ready for a relationship.”

      Asked what she will bring to the villa, Tasha continued: “[My friends and family] would definitely describe me as wild.

      “I’m definitely a party animal. I love my prosecco and to have a dance – I’m always on the dance floor.

      “I think they’d also say I’m inspirational because of my hearing and my cochlear implant. I inspire quite a lot of people because I’m really open about it.”

      The soon-to-be reality star also joked she would have no problem “stepping on toes” of other girls to “find her man”.

    • Joseph Gamp

      ‘Refreshing’ the show

      A TV insider said: “ITV bosses think this is the right moment to refresh this element of the show, just as they did in series three back in 2017.

      “Love Island moved from a location in Santanyi in southern Majorca, which was its home for series one and two, to the current villa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, in the north-east.

      “Now they’re considering a range of options, but want to stay on the island, which has provided the perfect sunny backdrop for the show.

      “Bosses are conscious of the fact that this is also an opportunity to consider all the new elements they could introduce to enhance the show even further.

      “For fans of Love Island this is huge news and they’ll be eager to see what the new villa looks like and how much it could change the show.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      Dami Hope on what he has to offer

      Asked what he has to offer a girl, Dami Hope said: “When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing, I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first.

      “If they had something they wanted to do or something they were passionate about, I’d make sure that even if it’s something I’m not talented at I’d get talented at it just so it helps them.

      “I’m really good at being in a team and actually looking after each other.”

      It comes after ITV revealed sexy paramedic Paige Thorne as the first name to enter the Spanish villa next week.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Love Island 2022 will be longest EVER series

      LOVE Island 2022 is set to be the longest EVER series of the hit ITV2 dating show as contestants have to block out their entire summer.

      The prospective singletons have to be available for a huge TEN weeks through the year in order to qualify for their spot on the programme.

      Last summer, the Love Island stars had to make sure they could be available for a whopping eight weeks of their summer to take part in the show.

      Now, ITV2 look to have decided to make the series even longer by requesting that anyone who signs up can be around for a fortnight longer.

      The terms and conditions of the sign-up form on the ITV2 website list that candidates must be able to make themselves available for the full amount of time

      Eligibility requirements for the show state: “You must be exclusively available to participate in the programme for a minimum of ten consecutive weeks.”

      Other conditions list that participants must be at least 18 years old, and cannot be directly related to anyone who works behind-the-scenes on the show.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Who is hosting Love Island 2022?

      Host Laura Whitmore is back to present the new series, after signing a £500,000 deal.

      Insiders told The Sun of her mega-money contract: There has been lots of speculation that Laura might be stepping down, or that other presenters were being lined up for the role.

      “Laura and show executives always hoped she would re-sign — it was just a case of making sure timings worked.

      “She is excited to be going back to the villa and seeing what dramas unfold.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      When does Love Island start?

      The Sun exclusively revealed Love Island will kick off on Monday June 6, 2022.

      This has been confirmed by ITV, with the launch show starting at 9pm on ITV2.

      After this, Love Island will air every night at the same time.

      The only episode which will be different is Saturday, which is always a highlights show.

      An insider told us: “Love Island is coming back with a bang and it will begin on the second full week in June.

      “The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6.

      “Filming for the promotional adverts is beginning in the next couple of weeks and the ads will start in May.

      “This series is going to be the longest ever and it’s from a brand new location so it’s all very exciting.”

      A spokesman for Love Island said: “It is too early to confirm scheduling for the 2022 series.”Love Island, which first started in June 2015, is still a massive hit and is the most popular show for 16 to 34-year-olds.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Striving to be ‘diverse and representative on the show’ this year

      Show producer Mike Spencer took part in a Q&A where he was pummelled with suggestions on how to improve the ITV2 show.

      One person wanted to know whether the line-up this year would be more diverse, and another begged him to ditch gross food challenges where the Islanders spit food into each other’s mouths.

      Mike replied: “We are always striving to be more diverse and representative on the show, and try to cast the net far and wide during the casting process.

      “Our application and casting process is inclusive to all, and we are always aiming to reflect the age and diversity of our audience on the show.

      “Agreed on the food challenges we will be stepping away from them slightly.

      “The most important factor is that our applicants are single and looking for love. We aim to make the best show we can knowing we won’t please everyone but I take on board all of your points.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      ‘Very robust’ selection process for this year

      In 2020 Love Island cast its first physically disabled contestant Hugo Hammond.

      Meanwhile, show producer Mike Spencer has confirmed the class of 2022 has been finalised after a “very robust” selection process with diversity being key.

      Asked about the latest crop of attractive reality TV newbies, Love Island‘s head honcho said: “Yes I have met the cast of 2022.

      “They are brilliant and I think we have an exciting year on our hands. I can’t wait to see them in the villa now and all be revealed VERY soon!”

    • Louis Allwood

      Love Island’s Luca Bish reveals whether he’ll have sex in the villa

      LOVE Island star Luca Bish has spilled the beans on whether he will have sex in the villa – as he admits he's never gone long without it.

      The soon-to-be reality TV star has revealed that he is going into the ITV2 dating show with a "whatever happens, happens" attitude.

      Luca, 23, who was announced as part of the 2022 line-up earlier this week, admitted he hasn't gone longer than "ten weeks" without sex.

      It means that while he has no plans to get busy under the sheets with any of the ladies, he may give in towards the end of the show.

      "Whatever happens, happens," he told The Sun Online ahead of his Love Island debut. "I would say no before going in there.

      "But if I got towards the end, ten weeks without having any attention would be rare. I would say ten weeks is the longest I have gone without sex for a while, certainly since I was 16."

    • Louis Allwood

      Inside Love Island’s steamiest romps (3/3)

      Before Alex came into the villa, Olivia Bowen shocked viewers by having sex with Rykard Jenkins in secret.

      What made it worse was that the girl he was getting together with, Rachel Fenton, was sleeping in the bed next to them at the time, and no one had any idea it happened.

      It was such a big deal, in fact, that when Rachel was kicked out of the villa by the public, Rykard left with her – but then she was told by Caroline Flack about the night in question on camera.

      Despite this, Rachel and Rykard stayed together – however they split up 18 months later.

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