The countdown is on! All we know about Love Islands return from start date and rules to rumoured stars

It may have only been a couple of months since Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan were crowned winners of the most recent Love Island, but the summer series is fast approaching with the first episode set to hit screens on June 5.

The Love Island Instagram account confirmed the show's return, as they shared a photo of host Maya Jama sat on a blue box in a vibrant pink dress.

They wrote to their 3.6million followers: "It's a date! #LoveIsland returns Monday 5th June," alongside a hand-heart emoji.

It comes after ITV confirmed the social media ban on the Islanders' personal accounts will return after a trial run during the winter series.

They announced that after the initial trial period, the show is formally introducing the ban "to ensure that both the Islanders and their families are protected from the adverse effects of social media."

ITV have also enhanced the support islanders will receive both during and after their time in the villa, and ahead of arriving all islanders will receive training on the impacts of social media and handling potential negativity.

Rumours have already begun circulating about who these new singletons may be, with one reported to be panto actress Molly Marsh, the daughter of Coronation Street star Janet Marsh.

Another rumoured islander is economics graduate and clothing brand entrepreneur Andre Furtado.

The 21 year old is the co-founder of fashion line Social Kids which boasts an impressive 17,500 followers on Instagram.

A source told MailOnline: "Andre is the perfect Love Island signing… he's cool, calm, collected, and ready to mingle."

Show bosses are also thought to have contacted Aiden Hammond, the son of This Morning presenter Alison Hammond – however, he is believed to have turned down the opportunity.

Like in previous series of Love Island, with the exception of the two winter series which took place in South Africa, this year's singletons will be jetting off to Mallorca.

Exclusive pictures obtained by OK! earlier this month showed how the villa is currently a hive of activity as workers rush to get it ready in time and ensure everything is perfect for new singles arriving.

As usual, viewers can expect to see a sparkling blue pool, the infamous fire pit for potential recouplings, an expansive sun lounger area, and a kitchen for Islanders to make the most of.

The summer series will see Maya Jama return to host the show for the second time. She will also be hosting Love Island: Aftersun, where she will be catching up with Islanders as soon as they leave the Villa, and interviewing the islander's family and friends.

The show's official podcast, The Morning After, hosted by Made In Chelsea's Sam Thomspon and Love Island series eight finalist Indiyah Polak will also be returning and will see the pair chat through their thoughts on the latest couplings, dumpings and bombshell antics.

Love Island returns on Monday 5th June at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX


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