Love Island bosses ‘create biggest gym and workout area in villa to incite more hook-ups’

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Love Island bosses ‘create biggest gym and workout area in villa to get testosterone flowing and incite more hook-ups’

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Love Island bosses have reportedly created the biggest gym and workout area ever seen on the ITV2 programme.

It is alleged that they hope that the new feature will get the Islanders’ hearts racing and incite them to hook up more with each other. 

Speaking to The Sun, a show insider said: ‘Viewers love all the scenes of rippling muscles and sexy squats.

Work out: Love Island bosses have reportedly created the biggest gym and workout area ever seen on the ITV2 programme (pictured June 2018)

Work out: Love Island bosses have reportedly created the biggest gym and workout area ever seen on the ITV2 programme (pictured June 2018)

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‘Now producers hope that extra space for couples to work out will lead to more hook-ups as the testosterone flows.’

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment. 

Earlier this month it was claimed the ITV2 show’s new sexy, young cast were just days away from filming the advert, with the promo teasing the programme’s longest ever instalment.

Pulses racing: It is alleged that they hope that the new feature will get the Islanders' hearts racing and incite them to hook up more with each other (pictured June 2018)

Pulses racing: It is alleged that they hope that the new feature will get the Islanders’ hearts racing and incite them to hook up more with each other (pictured June 2018)

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A source told The Sun: ‘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.’

Love Island start date revealed: The new series is set to begin on June 6 at undisclosed villa in Mallorca (pictured in June 2021)

Love Island start date revealed: The new series is set to begin on June 6 at undisclosed villa in Mallorca (pictured in June 2021)

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A representative for ITV told MailOnline at the time: ‘It’s too soon for us to confirm the schedule.’  

It comes after Love Island bosses confirmed they were on the lookout for a new villa in March, following swirling speculation among viewers.

Contestants on the show have filmed at the same Majorcan property for five years, however producers have started hunting for a new space on the island in a bid to spruce up the show.

Coming back: A source said: 'The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6' (pictured in 2021)

Coming back: A source said: ‘The schedules are being put together now and fans can expect a long, hot summer of fun from the villa from June 6’ (pictured in 2021)

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Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment, told PA Media how the ‘marvellous’ new mansion will make for a ‘great’ eighth series.

He revealed of the sprawling property: ‘We didn’t own it. We rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy.

‘It is going to be marvellous. Yes, it is going to be in Mallorca. It is going to be a great one [series].’

The Sun previously reported that the villa is likely to be ‘moving to the foothills of mountains, by a lake or to the coast’ of the Balearic hotspot.

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Series one and two of Love Island was filmed at a property in southern Majorca’s Santanyi region before being moved to the current location of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar in the north-east.

A source told the publication: ‘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.

‘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.’

They added: ‘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.’

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Exciting: Filming for the promotional adverts was due to happen this month  and the ads will start in May (pictured in July 2021)

Exciting: Filming for the promotional adverts was due to happen this month  and the ads will start in May (pictured in July 2021)

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