Love Island FIRST LOOK: Maya Jama showcases her jaw-dropping figure in a £2,500 white crochet dress for show’s opening episode
Love Island will soon be sending temperatures soaring when it returns for it’s 10th series on Monday.
And host Maya Jama looks nothing short of sensational in a first look from the opening episode as she showcases her figure in yet another gorgeous look.
The TV star, 28, sizzles in a white crochet dress with cut outs at her svelte waist and leaving little to the imagination.
Maya’s halterneck frock features a mesh floral embroidery that teases a hint of her jaw-dropping figure beneath.
The Accalia dress retails for £2,500 and describes itself as offering ‘just the right amount of openness and coverage.’
Hot stuff: Maya Jama, 28, looks nothing short of sensational in a first look from the opening episode as she showcases her figure in yet another gorgeous look
Gorgeous: The TV star sizzles in a white crochet dress with cut outs at her svelte waist and leaving little to the imagination
Maya styled her hair in loose curls for her dramatic entrance to the villa, while forgoing jewellery and letting her outfit speak for itself.
The Love Island villa this year boasts a new sexy Hideaway, plunge pool for romantic ‘floating breakfasts’ and a playful swing, and the largest ever dressing area.
Islanders excitedly waiting in the wings to enter the £1million villa where they will be filmed for the next eight weeks have access to an array of designer beauty products, a fully stocked wardrobe, and their choice of double bed, which will be shared on the first night with their new partner.
ITV2 viewers can expect to see the return of the famous fire pit, where dramatic re-couplings take place and contestants are also dumped from the island, as well as two new double daybeds as bosses hope contestants will be intimate underneath the Spanish sunshine.
The Hideaway, which is the only private room in the villa, has been given a fresh makeover, with hot pink and purple walls, gold accessories, and its own outdoor terrace with sexy swing and plunge pool, perfect for red hot dates.
TV producers have also ensured the room where Islanders get down and dirty is abundant with sex toys, Ann Summers lingerie, and chocolate body paint, guaranteeing saucy action beneath the sheets.
Love Island executive producer Mike Spencer told MailOnline: ‘The Hideaway is through a secret garden.
‘There’s a sexy swing in The Hideaway and a plunge pool. We have moved away from a jacuzzi and have a little plunge pool instead.
Chic: Maya’s halterneck frock features a mesh floral embroidery that teases a hint of her jaw-dropping figure beneath
Sensational: The Accalia dress retails for £2,500 and describes itself as offering ‘just the right amount of openness and coverage’.
‘I’m thinking early morning, a floating breakfast, Bali vibes, it’s trying to give them the summer of their lives in the most aspirational, inspirational way. It’s somewhere you want to go with your mates.’
And producers won’t be shying away from showing sex on screen this series, saying it is up to the Islanders to decide whether they will make full use of the revamped Hideaway.
Mike added: ‘It shouldn’t be taboo in any way. I always say with this show, yes it creates a conversation but it’s always better to spark a conversation than not to get people talking.
‘For us, sex as consenting adults, it is totally up to you. Of course, if you’re going to have sex in here, have sex, just have safe sex. We don’t encourage it… but in everyone’s relationships it is part and parcel.
‘The Hideaway is encouraging you to have your one-on-one time… do with that what you wish.
‘It’s not stocked yet, but you can expect some chocolate body paint, a bit of Ann Summers lingerie, and Love Island condoms!’
The Love Island villa this year boasts a new sexy Hideaway, plunge pool for romantic ‘floating breakfasts’ and a playful swing, and the largest ever dressing area
Islanders excitedly waiting in the wings to enter the £1million villa where they will be filmed for the next eight weeks have access to an array of designer beauty products, a fully stocked wardrobe, and their choice of double bed
ITV2 viewers can expect to see the return of the famous fire pit, where re-couplings take place and contestants are also dumped, as well as two new double daybeds as bosses hope contestants will be intimate underneath the Spanish sunshine
The Love Island villa has a new pop of colour this year, with cobalt blue running through the outdoor area, as well as an additional seating area, where potential drama can unfold
The kitchen, where last year Ekin-Su and Nathalia competed in a pancake-off for Davide’s affections, is fully stocked for the new cast of dating hopefuls
The arena-style fire pit, which sees Islanders couple up and get dumped from the villa, returns this year
When Islanders aren’t alone in The Hideaway, they will be expected to share a bedroom, sleeping side by side with their co-stars.
The vibrant room, which this year is decorated with colourful artwork, has five beds for the original line-up but as bombshells arrive on the island, the number of beds will increase.
Upstairs, the cast have been treated to a brand-new dressing area, complete with ample wardrobe space for their pre-loved clothing, provided by sponsors eBay.
This leads to their beautifying boudoir where Islanders get glam with the help of luxury Dyson hairdryers, and an endless supply of makeup products including from Rihanna’s brand Fenty.
In the bathroom, where Islanders share one shower and tub, there’s a new CoppaFeel! logo on the mirrors, reminding both the stars of the show and those watching at home to check their breasts for cancer.
Mike explained: ‘This is not a commercial deal but there’s been a massive increase in young boys and girls with breast cancer every year so charity CoppaFeel! approached me and I thought it would be brilliant to incidentally see that just to remind everyone to check their chests.’
When Islanders aren’t alone in The Hideaway, they will be expected to share a bedroom, sleeping side by side with their co-stars
Upstairs, the cast have been treated to a brand-new dressing area, complete with ample wardrobe space for their pre-loved clothing, provided by sponsors eBay
This leads to their beautifying boudoir where Islanders get glam with the help of luxury Dyson hairdryers, and an endless supply of makeup products including from Rihanna’s brand Fenty
This year’s villa features two new double daybeds giving stars of the series the chance to get to know each other in a comfy outdoor setting
This year Love Island celebrates its 10th series and producers have teased that contestants should expect the unexpected, hinting the milestone year will bring big surprises.
Mike said: ‘Things will be a little different this year. Hopefully we will keep people on their toes.
‘There will be some new challenges. We are reactive, we look at what people are saying when we are on air and that plays a massive factor in what we do every day, we talk every single day about what we do that morning and everything has to be based around their relationships.
‘We have our bombshells in waiting. If people don’t fancy each other, we have bombshells that are their types waiting to go in, so everything is so reactive.’
Contestants such as actress Molly Marsh, 21, beautician Ruchee Gurung, 24, and aesthetics practitioner Jess Harding, 22, will have the chance to pair up with the likes of business owner Andre Furtado, 21, gas engineer Mitchel Taylor, 26, and semi-professional footballer Tyrique Hyde, 24, as they embark on the summer of a lifetime.
Host Maya Jama, 28, says she is prepared to look after the contestants, who she meets for the first time as they film the opening episode, confessing that she feels like an ‘older sister’ towards the singletons.
She said: ‘We don’t speak so much when we’re filming but when they come out and on Aftersun and stuff that’s when I can actually bond with them, and we have little chats and I’m like ‘are you alright? How’s everything?’
‘I don’t know how it feels to be on a reality show, but I know when you do a big show and you come out everything is different… to be able to take in all the new attention and everything like that and they’re so young and little.’
This year Love Island celebrates its 10th series and producers have teased that contestants should expect the unexpected, hinting the milestone year will bring big surprises
The living room area doubles up as the Dog House where Islanders can sleep on a pullout bed when they’ve been kicked out of the main room by their partner
In the bathroom, where Islanders share one shower and tub, there’s a new CoppaFeel! logo on the mirrors, reminding both the stars of the show and those watching at home to check their breasts for cancer
Islanders hoping to maintain their fitness levels can work out in their personal gym, which also often becomes a spot for flirtatious dates among new couples
Last year, Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti won the £50,000 cash prize, beating runners-up Gemma Owen and Luca Bish to the title.
The couple are still in a relationship and share a flat together in east London while Gemma and Luca split last November.
Former finalists Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page are also still going strong in their romance, as are Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope.
The last summer series was presented by Laura Whitmore, but she quit the show, with Maya later announced as host.
Laura’s husband, comedian Iain Stirling still narrates the series, while former Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson, alongside ex-Islander Indiyah co-present spin-off show Aftersun.
MEET THE ISLANDERS
NAME: Ruchee Gurung
WHY ENTER THE VILLA? I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone. I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me.
WHY DATE ME? I’m really caring, when I’m with someone I’m all about them. I’m also really loyal and love doing nice things for the people that are special to me. My love language is gift giving, so I’m a real giver when it comes to relationships
NAME: Tyrique Hyde
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I don’t sit on the fence, if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want
CLAIM T0 FAME? Toby Aromolaran is one of my best friends, we grew up together and were in the same class at school
NAME: Molly Marsh
WHY LOVE ISLAND AND WHY NOW? I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps, I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.
NAME: George Fensom
OCCUPATION: Business Development Executive
HOW WOULD YOUR FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out. My go-to dance move is what I call the Dad Dance, I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa.’
NAME: Catherine Agbaje
OCCUPATION: Commercial Real Estate Agent
HOW WOULD FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Someone who is fun and a loving character. They know I have so much love to give.
I’m always smiling, I’m always happy, I’m always laughing. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face.’
NAME: Mehdi Edno
OCCUPATION: Communications Manager/Model
ARE YOU READY TO FIND THE ONE? Yes. I’ve been busy for the last few years with work, and doing my Masters degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HAVE IN A PARTNER? Looks are important but they aren’t everything, a good sense of humour and someone who is outgoing and up for an adventure is what I’m looking for.
NAME: Ella Thomas
WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I’m the whole package, I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart.
NAME: Mitchel Taylor
OCCUPATION: Gas engineer
WHY SHOULD SOMEBODY DATE YOU? I thrive on being a gentleman. I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? I’m just really picky. I’ve got to find the girl that I want to marry and have kids with. I’m nearly 27, I don’t want to play the field anymore, I want to find the one.
NAME: Jess Harding
OCCUPATION: Aesthetics Practitioner
WHY ARE YOU SINGLE? Because every boy is giving me the ick at the moment. I feel like it’s fate because I’m saving myself for Mr Right in the Villa!
WHAT GIVES YOU THE ICK? When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway! Another one is when a boy runs for the train and the train goes without him. Lunch Boxes also – just go to Tesco and get a meal deal!
NAME: Andre Furtado
OCCUPATION: Economics graduate and clothing brand entrepreneur
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE VILLA? I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons. I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie.
DO YOU FALL IN LOVE QUICKLY? I would say I fall too quickly to be honest. When I look at beautiful ladies, before I’ve said hello to them I’ve already fallen in love. I’m already planning the wedding.
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