Love Island bosses are hoping a huge new gym and workout area will crank up the heat and get this year’s batch of singletons in the mood.
The upcoming new series looks set to be sweatier than ever as producers are said to have created a massive exercise room for contestants to pump some iron.
‘Viewers love all the scenes of rippling muscles and sexy squats,’ an insider said.
They added to The Sun: ‘Now producers hope that extra space for couples to work out will lead to more hook-ups as the testosterone flows.’
This year’s Love Island stars won’t just be getting a brand new gym though, as the upcoming series will also be rehoused in a new villa.
Previous seasons were filmed at a Majorcan property near Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, in the east of the Spanish island, however, it is no longer available.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment, addressed the matter during a briefing following the publication of ITV’s annual profits.
‘We didn’t own it, we rented it, and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy,’ he said. ‘It is going to be marvellous.’
Asked whether the show will be staying in its long-standing home in the Balearic Islands, he clarified: ‘Yes, it is going to be in Majorca. It is going to be a great one (series).’
Presenter Laura Whitmore recently announced she is returning to hosting duties once again.
An ITV spokesperson previously confirmed to Metro.co.uk: ‘Laura will be returning to host the forthcoming series of Love Island.’
This came after there were some reports she might have been facing the axe, with names like ex-Love Islander Maura Higgins and Maya Jama given as possible replacements.
Love Island returns later this year to ITV2.