First look at the NEW Love Island villa: Six bedroom rural property in Majorca

The original Mallorcan Love Island villa was sold back in March for €3m, (£2.57m) and the new location has finally been revealed.

And the new six-bedroom property has a stunning stone exterior and still has scaffolding up outside, ahead of the show’s rumoured June 6 start date.

It was revealed earlier this year that bosses for the popular ITV2 dating series had started hunting for a new space in a bid to ‘enhance the show’, after filming at the same property for five years. 

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Under construction: Love Island has found a new home with builders seen hard at work on a rustic six-bedroom property ahead of the show’s rumoured June 6 start date

Moving home: It was revealed earlier this year that bosses for the popular ITV2 dating series had started hunting for a new space in a bid to ‘enhance the show’, after filming at the same property for five years (pictured)

Building work is underway at the new rural property, but with scaffolding covering the stone walls, a completion date for construction looks a way off. 

The new property sits at the foot of a hill in a rural area of the island. Season one and two of Love Island was filmed at a property in southern Majorca’s Santanyi region before being moved to Sant Llorenç des Cardassar in the north-east.

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In January 2020 the first Winter series of the show was filmed in South Africa, before the show returned to its normal setting of Mallorca for the 2021 Summer series, a year after the 2020 Summer series was cancelled due to the global pandemic. 

The new villa is a lot more rustic in appearance and is spread over two floors, while the land surrounding the building appears to include a pool.

Rural retreat: Building work is underway at the new rural property, but with scaffolding covering the stone walls, a completion date for construction looks a way off

Prepping for the party: Workers appear to be constructing a decked area with an outdoor kitchen/bar area – a feature of the previous Love Island villas

Workers appear to be constructing a decked area with an outdoor kitchen/bar area – a feature of the previous Love Island villas.   

Wooden screens were also seen being placed around the property to act as extra temporary sets for filming while various machinery and tractors are dotted around the fields surrounding the house.  

The new property will still have a firepit and swimming pool and will be revealed this summer when the eighth series of the show returns to TV. 

Lights, camera, action: Wooden screens were also seen being placed around the property to act as extra temporary sets for filming

It was confirmed earlier this year that the daring series was moving on from the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar villa in the north-east of the island.

Managing director of ITV’s media and entrainment, Kevin Lygo, said Love Island was moving to a ‘marvellous’ new mansion in what appeared to be a bid to revitalise the show.

‘We didn’t own [the last property]. We rented it and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy,’ Lygo told PA Media at the time.

Country living: Various machinery and tractors are dotted around the fields surrounding the house, which sits at the foot of large hills

Check out the view: The tree-lined hillside sits behind the isolated property, making for a stunning backdrop for filming

Not long to go guys! The new six-bedroom property has a stunning stone exterior and still has scaffolding up outside, ahead of the show’s rumoured June 6 start date

Love Island bosses have reportedly had to take action after it was suggested that that some hopefuls have been dumping their partners to get on the upcoming series of the show.

The Sun reported this week that wannabe islanders have been keeping their relationships a secret and in some cases have even split up in a bid to secure a place on the ITV dating show.

But the publication adds that this move allegedly didn’t wash with show bosses as they reminded potentials show stars that they have ‘no interest in fame seekers.’

A source added to the publication that one budding islander, who was in talks with show bosses, was said to have promised their partner that they’d ‘get back together’ after the show after being unable to give up the opportunity to become famous. 

An insider told the The Sun: ‘Love Island bosses has no interest in fame seekers. They’re savvy to Islanders who think the show is a quick fix to fame and fortune.

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Studio space: Temporary spaces have been constructed on platforms around the main house to provide extra space for filming scenes such as the Beach Hut confessionals 

‘As has always been the case, Love Island bosses cast single Islanders who are looking for love. Nothing else will fly with them. Viewers tune in to watch relationships blossom, it’s as simple as that.’

A Love Island spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Our only stipulation is Islanders must be over 18, single and looking for love.’

ITV have yet to reveal who has made it into the villa, but it’s said that the selection process involves extensive questioning about a potential cast member’s relationship status. 

It comes as the excitement for series eight is already amping up as Love Island has shared its first teasers for the show proclaiming itself to be the ‘OG of love’ compared to other rival dating shows.

Room to mingle: It was confirmed earlier this year that the daring series was moving on from the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar villa in the north-east of the island

Time for a refresh: Managing director of ITV’s media and entrainment, Kevin Lygo, said Love Island was moving to a ‘marvellous’ new mansion in what appeared to be a bid to revitalise the show

The two animated promos aired on TV for the first time on Saturday night during ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent advert break.

Love Island said: ‘Love Island is the OG of dating shows and after 7 years of matchmaking, marriages and babies, for 8 weeks this summer, we’re officially owning love. So stand down all you pretenders – Love Is Ours.’

The preview cheekily poked fun at shows Naked Attraction, Celebs Go Dating and Ex On The Beach, by showing a TV with the title ‘Naked Celebs Go Dating On A Beach.’

A pink trainer squashes the TV, before the word ‘LOVE’ with a flag saying ‘WE OWN IT’, comes up next to the iconic Love Island pool and a little animated Millie Court with her keyboard from the infamous talent show last season.

Earlier this month it was claimed the ITV2 show’s new sexy, young cast were just days away from filming the advert. 

Another move: Meanwhile a source told The Sun : ‘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’

Major plans: ‘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’ 

Beach hut? A huge construction crew has been working around the clock to transform the villa in time for the arrival of the Islanders next months

Ready for the drama? A brand new cast of singletons will move in next month for the eighth series of the popular show 

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. 

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

Meanwhile, Love Island is reportedly set for another series’ as ‘bosses begin plans for a 2023 winter’ edition, just weeks before the summer cast are set the enter the villa.  

ITV aired its first winter series in South Africa in January 2020,  which was won by Paige Turley and Finn Tapp, having previously started in June every year since 2015.

Long-term home: It was confirmed earlier this year that the daring series was moving on from the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar villa in the north-east of the island  (contestants Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae pictured by the villa’s pool in 2019)

Moving mountains: The property will remain on the Spanish island of Majorca but the new home is  a much more rustic vibe

Plans for a second winter series were shelved in 2021 amid concerns surrounding the pandemic, but according to The Sun, it is set to make a comeback.

A source revealed to the publication: ‘Love Island bosses enjoyed the one and only series of Winter Love Island, but it was just before the pandemic raged so was shelved for 2021. 

‘When they started casting for this summer’s series they thought there’s definitely enough talent to do a second series again so have started the plans for a 2023 Winter Love Island.

‘The series generally is really important for them as it attracts the all-important younger viewers, so if they can get a second series in one year then everyone will be delighted. 

A source told The Sun : ‘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’

The winter series concluded in February 2020, just weeks before the global coronavirus pandemic began with Prime Minister Boris Johnson enforcing a lockdown.

Alongside winners Finn and Paige, the cast included Demi Jones, twins Eve and Jess Gale, Natalia Zoppa, Luke Mabbott and Shaughna Phillips. 

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

Meanwhile a source told The Sun: ‘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.’

First seasons: Season one and two of Love Island was filmed at a property in southern Majorca’s Santanyi region (pictured)

Staples: The new property will still have a firepit and swimming pool and will be revealed this summer when the eighth series of the show returns to TV

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