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Construction Begins at Love Island Villa as New Series Start Date Revealed

Construction work has been seen at the famous Spanish villa on the island of Mallorca – as it is confirmed that Love Island will finally return for the 2021 season on Monday June 28, 2021

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Love Island: the islanders enter the villa

It looks like the stars have aligned and Love Island will indeed return to the Spanish island of Mallorca for the long-awaited 2021 series – as builders are set to touch up the famed property.

Fans of the hit ITV romance show will be encouraged to see painters and DIY experts spruce up the villa before a new cast of attractive singletons land in the sunny spot.

ITV appears to have taken a gamble on returning to the Balearic Islands to film the show’s upcoming seventh season – returning to Mallorca for the first time in over two years.

Fans are practically starved for more kissing, flirting and arguing scenes – and it’s likely that all the drama will take place in a freshly renovated environment.







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This week the Spanish government announced it would be happy to welcome British tourists to its shores after months of lockdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

And since the announcement, workers have been sent to work behind the villa’s famous walls.

Portable cabins, hard hats and powerful machinery have all been spotted at the villa location as the DIY is underway.







Workers and moving vans were spotted at the 2021 Love Island villa
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Heavy machinery and portacabins were also spotted at the site
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Wall patricians and heaps of wood and metal were also seen being transported to the site.

While plenty of moving vans have been seen coming and going from the property – with only weeks to go before Love Island returns to screens.

A source told The Sun: ‘Love Island bosses are determined to return to the villa this summer and have worked hard to make it happen.







The refurbished villa is expected to be ready in time to open the doors to 2021 applicants
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“While they are confident the series will continue in the original location, there are still concerns about the sudden rule change. However, at the moment it is looking good.”

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced last week that British holidaymakers would be welcome to return to Spain and its associated islands this summer.

There is a potential risk for Love Island, however, as Spain and the rest of Europe are hopelessly lagging behind in terms of Covid-19 vaccination rates.







The workers discussed the upgrades and put them in place
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The wall patricians are among the materials that arrive at the villa
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The UK has already vaccinated 70% of the adult population – but Spain has only managed to vaccinate 35% of its population.

Theoretically, a spike in cases on the European continent could further disrupt travel and quarantine plans.

Love Island was last filmed in Spain in 2019 – when Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea were crowned winners ahead of Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury.

A winter edition of the show was filmed in early 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic brought chaos to international travel – with the show filmed in South Africa.







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ITV health and safety advisories were spied on the site
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The new series of Love Island is set to start on June 28
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The 2021 series is set to begin in late June – with a fashion influencer and a hunky doctor amid the rumored new cast list.

Meanwhile, it’s also reported that show makers are hoping to secure even more fireworks for the 2021 season by ensuring that up to 40% of recruited contestants are bisexual.

Love Island is set to return to ITV2 on Monday June 28 at 9 p.m.