Significant changes are looming for the next series of Love Island, and here is all you need to know.
Love Island is a reality show that needs no introduction, but if you have never seen or heard of this popular show, which is more like a competition based on who has the smallest bikini or the tightest abs, let us fill you in.
Love Island is a show that has previously been filmed on the sunny Balearic island of Majorca in Spain and sees a variety of contestants enter the villa to find their soulmate – or screw over their partner in the hopes of grabbing a wad of cash.
Nevertheless, the show is a hit with those who love to people watch and, of course, gossip – so most of the Irish nation, really?
Since 2015, the main villa used for Love Island was Sa Vinyassa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, while nearby Alchemy Villa was used as Casa Amor, and the Vibe Club is used as the Shiva Beach Club in Llucmajor, BUT this is all about to change.
So, let’s tell you the gossip about what’s in store for Love Island 2023!
Love Island 2023 – have you heard what’s happening?
Viewers tuning into the next series of Love Island, due to air in 2023, will be in for a huge shock since the glamourous surroundings of the plush villa, complete with all the mod cons, will be no more.
Replacing the villa, producers have opted for a more authentic twist, and it won’t just be the mansion that’s changing – the whole show is set to move to a small island off Ireland’s stunning west coast.
While producers played with the idea of using tropical islands such as Madeira, Cape Verde or even Sardinia for their next series, they opted for something a little more dramatic – Inisheer off Ireland’s rugged west coast. But why?
With budget cuts and electricity prices skyrocketing, producers were under pressure to downscale the expensive villa and instead looked for an off-grid self-sustainable location. Then came the idea of Inisheer.
While the larger of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor, is said to be more touristy and crowded than the smallest island, Inisheer, this gem of a location was chosen as the perfect spot to build a self-sustainable villa with incredible views.
Love Island’s new location – tropical Inisheer
With just under 300 people living on the island, the locals were more than happy to invite the production team of Love Island to set up base for the foreseeable, given that it would really “put them on the map”.
The local shopkeeper Fionnula said, “Sure, we are delighted that we will be on the telly, and we are thrilled they picked our lovely little island for the contestants to live on for the summer”.
Since Inisheer, also known as Inis Oirr in Irish, is a predominantly Irish-speaking community, it is said that contestants applying for the new series of Love Island 2023 will need to take some Irish lessons before they enter the farm-style villa.
Contestants have also been warned not to expect the glamour that was prominent in the previous series, as the new farm villa will be much smaller, yet it will have a pool made out of hay bales, an on-site well for water and plenty of sunbeds to soak up the Irish summer sun.
The new self-sustainable villa – things are about to change
Construction is underway to build a three-story off-grid villa, which will use 99% recycled materials and be fully self-sustainable using wind turbines harnessing the wild wind from the west.
The new changes are said to give the show a new look, keep people grounded, and save on electricity costs throughout the series, and if all goes well, this could be a long-term solution for future series.
The lead producer said, “We are looking forward to turning Inisheer into a tropical paradise for our 2023 contestants, even if that means making a few necessary changes along the way”.
Love Island 2023 – what to expect
Love Island 2023 is due to kick off next summer, and residents of Inisheer can enjoy the transformation of a local farm into a tropical Irish summer residence for next year’s lucky contestants.
With climate change upon us, producers are sure that the Irish summer will be as good as what contestants have experienced in Majorca in the previous years, so only time will tell how successful Inisheer will be as the new home of Love Island 2023.
So, will you be tuning in next summer?
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