For viewers of ITV2’s iconic show “Love Island,” the time between the end of one series and the start of the next is packed with countdowns and excitement. When the new season begins, it’s now known as Love Island Day, a day of celebration since the countdown timers are over and the season of excitement can start again. “Love Island” is the most-watched show on ITV2 and among the most highly regarded reality T.V. shows right now. As a result, it’s not surprising that fans want a whole day dedicated to the T.V. series and its annual return at the beginning of June.
History of Love Island Day
“Love Island” is a reality dating show that premiered in the United Kingdom in 2005 as “Celebrity Love Island.” In 2015, ITV Studios released a second British version, as well as various international versions. The show follows the journey of single competitors known as ‘islanders’ as they live together in a specially built villa walled off from the outside world in search of love. The islanders’ stay in the house is constantly filmed by live television cameras and personal audio mics. Throughout the show, the competitors “pair up” to avoid being evicted from the villa. Furthermore, the public will be able to vote for their favorite islanders to stay in the villa at certain stages throughout the series.
The German version of “Love Island” made its debut on RTL II on September 11, 2017. The Nine Network commissioned an Australian version for its secondary channel 9Go!, and it airs internationally on ITVBe and 3e, with worldwide streaming available on Hulu.
Love Island Day was created in 2018, and it has progressively risen in popularity ever since. Love Island Day is a new phenomenon but the community that created it has been in place for quite some time, and people have already thrown parties to celebrate the start of a new series. The creation of Love Island Day aims to increase the number of such celebrations and allows the “Love Island” fan community to make the most of the new series’ annual premiere.
Love Island Day timeline
“Love Island,” a reality dating show, debuts in the United Kingdom as “Celebrity Love Island.”
ITV Studios produces a second British version and several international versions.
The German version of “Love Island” makes its debut on RTL II on September 11, 2017.
Love Island Day is created and it continues to rise in popularity.
Love Island Day FAQs
Is there a “Love Island” in real life?
“It is utterly false to say Love Island is phony,” a spokeswoman for the program stated. The islanders have unlimited control over their thoughts and relationships.
Why do Love Islanders wear sunglasses in bed?
“Love Island” contestant, Aaron, explained that everyone wore sunglasses because the lights in the villa are just blindingly bright.
Are there any successful “Love Island” couples?
Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague are one of “Love Island’s” most famous couples, having met on the program in 2019. The boxer and influencer are still going strong and live together in Manchester.
Love Island Day Activities
Host a “Love Island” theme party
Many “Love Island” fans also celebrate Love Island Day by throwing a themed party with their friends and family. Organize one this year.
Binge “Love Island”
Grab your favorite snack and get comfy on the couch. You can celebrate this day by binge-watching “Love Island.”
Share on social media
Celebrate this day by sharing messages on social media. Use the hashtags #LoveIsland and #LoveIslandDay
5 Fun Facts About “Love Island”
The logistics of dining
While many of the islanders on the reality dating show are frequently seen cooking in the villa, most of the meals are prepared by an on-site catering company.
There is a drinking limit
"Love Island" gives the impression of a carefree vacation where guests consume copious amounts of alcohol; nevertheless, guests are only allowed two drinks each day.
Clothing is provided
Much of the clothing on the show is provided by the T.V. show's wardrobe department.
There aren't any clocks
Life on “Love Island” is similar to life in Las Vegas, since there are no clocks in the villa, making time pass imperceptibly.
There are 80 cameras in total
While it is no surprise that the villa is outfitted with numerous public and private cameras, few realize that the number increased from 73 to 80 cameras in season seven.
Why We Love Love Island Day
It's a roller-coaster of emotions
Because the episodes are aired in rapid succession, viewers have the opportunity to become invested in the island's characters. It feels like one of your friends is involved when relationships shift, tempers boil, and contestants are ejected from the show.
It's loaded with drama
Forget the soaps — this is where the action is. Yes, it's not a “BAFTA”-winning drama, but it'll keep you riveted.
No one is immune to eviction
By threatening to send anyone home at any time, the creators of "Love Island" have ensured that everyone makes an appearance on the show. It also adds to the excitement.
Love Island Day dates