...By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
The Love Island villa in Palma Majorca has undergone significant updates in preparation for the next series, with the installation of solar panels to reduce the carbon footprint.
The villa, which features a pool, outside gym, sun-soaked terrace, and a hideaway, is expected to house sexy singletons for an eight-week summer series, although an official start date is yet to be confirmed by ITV.
The villa has been carefully outfitted with large solar panels that are shaded from view by nearby foliage and are expected to lower the production team’s environmental impact.
The Love Island villa has only hosted the summer series for one season and was picked by show bosses last year.
Updates to the Love Island Villa
According to Executive Producer Mike Spencer, the villa was selected over other possible locations, stating that “they looked at quite a few villas and this was by far the best.”
Spencer further explained that the villa has a beautiful view, and they want people to tune in and say, “this is Love Island, but it’s had a glow-up.
It’s slightly bigger; it’s a similar pool size, but the space around it is bigger.”
The source of The Sun claims that the cast for the show has been chosen and will fly out late next month to start filming for the series.
Maya Jama as the Host for the Summer Show
Another important topic of discussion surrounding the series is whether Maya Jama, who presented the winter edition of Love Island, will return as the host for the summer show.
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, Jama has shared her excitement for the series on her Instagram, saying she had the “best time ever” and “can’t wait to do it all over in the summer.”
The Love Island villa’s move to green energy is a significant step forward in the show’s attempt to become more sustainable.
With its sizeable carbon footprint, the production of Love Island has been heavily criticised in the past.
The addition of solar panels is expected to reduce the show’s carbon emissions and serve as a small contribution towards protecting the environment.