The new Love Island series is only hours away and as the next episode of singles unboxes their bikinis, a number of shake-ups have been made to breathe new life into the series.
But host Laura Whitmore just hopes she can breathe enduring a bad smell after revealing she hopes the new villa “smells better”.
Along with changes to the show’s format, including viewers choosing who contestants pair up with in the first episode, there will also be an all-new location.
The new retreat, described more like a mansion, will be bigger, louder and more remote than the last villa.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain with showbiz journalist Richard Arnold, Laura, 37, discussed the changes to the show.
She said: “It’s a completely new villa. Last year I wasn’t even allowed into the villa due to Covid so I had to walk around the pool side and that way .
“So I’ll try to get a few sneakier glimpses this year but hopefully it smells better than the last one!”
The Irish model has previously opened up about the smell, describing it as a combination of “fake tan” and “flatulence” during an interview with The Times in 2020.
She explained: “The Love Island villa smells bad. It’s the one thing the public at home never sees.
“When you walk into a house with so many men and there’s only two or three toilets, the smell of fake tans, flatulence, perfumes and aftershaves, it’s like this eclectic mix.”
Hopefully with the new larger villa there may be more room for that extra toilet…
Discussing the new location of the hit ITV2 reality series, ITV’s managing director of media and coaching Kevin Lygo told PA Media: “We didn’t own [the last property]. We rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so it’s all secret.
“It’s going to be wonderful. Yes, it will be in Mallorca. It’s going to be great.
Monday night’s opener will kick off series eight, which marks one year since Mille Court and Liam Reardon were crowned winners of the 2021 series.
The daughter of footballer Michael Owen, Gemma, is part of the new formation.
The 19-year-old shared her desire to become a successful entrepreneur and forge a successful career similar to that of reality TV star Kylie Jenner.
But until then, she hopes to find love in front of the nation.
The new Love Island series will premiere on ITV2 at 9 p.m.
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