Love Island 2021: Show bosses ‘still building new Casa Amor villa in hopes of spicing up series’

Love Island bosses are reportedly rushing to build Casa Amor in the hopes of spicing up the series. 

This year producers of the show decided on a different location for Casa Amor, which has previously provided controversial story lines.

As a result, they are said to be rushing to add the finishing touches to the new venue and install all the necessary equipment for the show.

Changes ahead: Love Island bosses are reportedly rushing to build Casa Amor in the hopes of spicing up this year’s series

A source told The Sun: ‘Everyone is working around the clock to make sure it looks the part, but it’s just not quite ready yet. 

‘As soon as it’s done, they’re going to have it on screen.’

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Variations of the show in both South Africa and the US scrapped the Casa Amor stage of the show and many feared the UK version may be planning to do the same.

MailOnline has contacted Love Island representatives for comment. 

Spicing things up: This year producers of the show decided on a different location for Casa Amor, which has previously provided controversial story lines (pictured 2019 series)

Fears for Casa Amor: Variations of the show in both South Africa and the US scrapped the Casa Amor stage of the show and many feared the UK version may be planning to do the same. Pictured: The previous Casa Amor villa

Host Laura Whitmore recently addressed the speculation over Casa Amor, saying: ‘Casa Amor hasn’t happened yet, and that throws a massive spanner in the works. It’ll all change.

‘I will be there when s*** hits the fan. It is spicy, and we’re not even halfway.’Casa Amor. I tells ya. We’re saving the extra chilli.’  

Casa Amor sees the male and females split up for a number of episodes and sent to another villa. 

Producers bring in a number of new Islanders of the opposite sex into the mix as a test of couples’ loyalties. 

Shock: In 2019, Michael Griffiths decided to couple up with Joanna Chimonides (pictured together) who he met while he was apart from his partner Amber Gill

Unexpected: Amber returned to the villa alone to find Michael standing beside Joanna and prepared to couple up

Some of Love Island’s most shocking moments have come as a result of Casa Amor, such as, in 2019, when Michael Griffiths decided to couple up with Joanna Chimonides who he met while he was apart from his partner Amber Gill. 

At the same recoupling, fellow Islanders were left confused when Curtis Pritchard revealed he was going to stick in his couple with Amy Hart despite getting close with Jourdan during her time in the villa. 

Amy was left heartbroken when she found out Curtis had been flirting with Jourdan and told him that she was planning to tell him she loved him.  

Casa Amor also sent shockwaves through the villa in 2018 when Josh Denzel decided to end his relationship with Georgia Steel, who had waited for him and remained single, and instead chose to pursue Kaz, who he met during the separation. 

In that same year, Dani Dyer also became emotional when she and the girls were sent a video of the boys. 

Drama: Casa Amor also sent shockwaves through the villa in 2018 when Josh Denzel decided to end his relationship with Georgia Steel and pursue Kaz, who he met during the separation

In it, her parter and ex, Jack Fincham realised his former partner he was seeing before heading to Majorca had just walked through the door. 

Another controversial episode in 2017 saw the girls, who remained in the main villa, receive a postcard with pictures of their partners and their antics at Casa Amor. 

The postcard included a picture of Kem Cetinay kissing another girl while away from Amber Davies and Chris Hughes sleeping in a bed with another woman while coupled up with Olivia Attwood. 

And, after the show is aired, fans of the series will be able to rent out both Casa Amor and the main villa.   

The iconic Majorcan villa, located on the east of the island in Sant Llorenc, des Cardassar, can be rented out at a cost of £3,000 per week.

Fans can also stay at sister villa Casa Amor – if the main villa wasn’t their type on paper. 

However, a stay at Casa Amor, known as Arta East and South East, could possibly cost guests up to £5,000 more per week than the original villa. 

For now though, the drama in the Love Island villa continues at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVHub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. 

Full list of Love Island 2021 Contestants: Series 7 cast members 

Where are the Love Island winners now – and what are they worth? 

Love Island fans can experience the famous Majorcan villa for themselves – at a cost of £3k a week

LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

 Sharon Gaffka

Name: Sharon Gaffka

Age: 25

Location: Oxford

Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport

Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me. 

‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’

 Aaron Francis

Name: Aaron Francis

Age: 24

Location: London

Occupation: Luxury Events Host

Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that. 

‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’

 Liberty Poole

Name: Liberty Poole

Age: 21

Location: Birmingham

Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student

Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy. 

‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’ 

 

 Hugo Hammond

Name: Hugo Hammond

Age: 24

Location: Hampshire

Occupation: PE Teacher

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating. 

‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’

 

Liam Reardon 

Name: Liam Reardon

Age: 21

Location: Wales

Occupation: Bricklayer

Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’

Jake Cornish

 Name: Jake Cornish

Age: 24

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Occupation: Water Engineer

Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…

‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’

Kaz Kamwi

Name: Kaz Kamwi

Age: 26

Location: Essex

Occupation: Fashion Blogger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’ 

Chloe Burrows

Name: Chloe Burrows

Age: 25

Location: Bicester

Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you. 

‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more. 

‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’

Faye Winter

Name: Faye Winter

Age: 26

Location: Devon

Occupation: Letting Manager  

What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’ 

Rachel Finni

Name: Rachel Finni

Age: 29 

Location: London

Occupation: Luxury travel specialist 

Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’

  

Lucinda Strafford

Name: Lucinda Strafford

Age: 21

Location: Brighton

Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner

Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys. 

AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker

 Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker

Age: 28

Location: Hertfordshire

Occupation: Hair extension technician 

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’

Georgia Townend

Name: Georgia Townend

Age: 28

Location: Essex

Occupation: Marketing executive

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven’t done the maths but it’s at least that. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the other options on how to meet people.’

Brad McClelland

Name: Brad McClelland

Age: 26

Location: Northumberland

Occupation: Labourer

Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.

Toby Aromolaran 

Name: Toby Aromolaran

Age: 22

Location: Essex

Occupation: Semi-pro footballer

How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’

 

 

  

 

Chuggs Wallis

Name: Chuggs Wallis

Age: 23

Location: Surrey

Occupation: Hat entrepreneur

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’

Millie Court

Name: Millie Court

Age: 24

Location: Essex

Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator

Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it’

Teddy Soares

Name: Teddy Soares

Age: 26

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Senior financial consultant

What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.

Abigail Rawlings

Name: Abigail Rawlings

Age: 27

Location: Bournemouth (from Beaconsfield)

Occupation: Tattoo artist

Will you stir things up? ‘Even if I didn’t go in with the intention of stirring things up, it’ll happen regardless.’

 

Tyler Cruickshank

 Name: Tyler Cruickshank

Age: 26

Location: Croydon

Occupation: Estate agent

What will you bring to the villa? ‘More energy I think. I’m a person that doesn’t take myself too seriously. I like messing about. I like jokes. I’m not just going to be there just lazing around.’

 

 

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