Just 24 hours before the folk at Love Island released the official 2021 line-up – a week before it’s back on our screens on 28 June – bosses issued a message to viewers ahead of the new series.
Instead of keeping fans in the dark about the reveal, the official Love Island account posted a note telling fans that the cast will be announced in the morning and it urged fans to #BeKind before they react on social media.
The statement wrote, "You've got a text!
"These Islanders are all single and ready to find love. We can't wait to watch them get to know each other, date and maybe even find the one.
"We're so grateful they're letting us follow their journey this summer. We hope you enjoy the show, but please think before you post."
ITV kicked the new line-up off things off with the gorgeous Sharon Gaffka, then the equally phwoar-worthy Aaron Francis. We also met former model and influencer Shannon Singh and footballer Toby Aromolaran.
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The first Love Islander of 2021 was revealed as 25-year-old Sharon, a civil servant and the operations lead for the department of transport. Ooo-errr. Here's everything you need to know about Sharon, including her pageant queen history.
Skincare kings and queens rejoice! We've found you the perfect guy. Aaron Francis, 24, is a luxury events host who, by his own description, "meets a lot of famous people." He's also a pretty big deal on TikTok and YouTube where he regularly blogs about his skincare routine. We are SWOONING already. Here's everything you need to know about him, including his links to the royal family.
Liberty, 21, is a marketing student and cheeky waitress, wait for it....at Nando's. The dream. She's from Birmingham and describes herself as a 'social butterfly'. Aw. You can read all about her reasons for going on Love Island here.
PE teacher Hugo, 24, is Love Island's first physically disabled Islander as he was born with clubfoot. He's quite the sporty type, too, who has played cricket for England PD and teaches sport. You can find out even more about him here. Age: 24From: HampshireOccupation: P.E TeacherInstagram: hugo_hammond_
Scottish babe Shannon,22, is pausing her career in modelling for a stint at finding love in the villa. She has 153k followers on Instagram already and describes herself as a 'party girl'. Here's everything you need to know about Shannon.
Big, beefy and tattooed Jake, 24, who is from Weston-Super-Mare is fresh out of a seven-year-long relationship and hoping to make a fresh start in the world's most famous villa. Find out all his history here.
Brad, 26, has never been on a date despite having a girlfriend. We're CONFUSED. However, this blue eyed labourer describes himself as a "gym goer and coffee lover" - could he BE anymore wholesome? Here's everything you need to know about the hunk.
Financial Services Marketing Executive Chloe, 25, is all about the good vibes and in her own words, will 'bring the fun to the villa'. We can't wait. Find out more about this sassy babe from Bicester here.
Footballer Toby, 25, is missing out on England potentially winning the Euros to find the love of his life. Now that's commitment. Like the look of this Essex lad who has never had a girlfriend, head here for all the goss.
Faye, 26, is Devon's resident diva and a lettings agent by day. She's taken a sabbatical from work to go on the show because in an ideal world she would 'love to go back' as she loves her career so much. Here's everything you need to know about Faye here.
Bucket hat entrepreneur Chuggs, 23, - his nickname is a mixture of 'cuddles' and 'hugs' - is after a best mate in the villa. Find out his REAL name and his Made In Chelsea roots here.
Luxury travel specialist Rachel is the definition of an independent woman. Despite being the oldest contestant on the show this year (she's 29), Rachel is convinced she doesn't have a type. Read everything about her here.
ASOS Fashion Buyers Administrator Millie joined the show in week two as one of the blonde bombshells (along with Lucinda) and had her eyes on Liam. Here's everything you need to know about the fashion babe.
Fashion boutique owner Lucinda, 21, is set to ruffle a few feather in the villa. Lucinda likes 'em tall, dark and handsome as she's got her eyes on Brad McLelland and Liam Reardon. Here's everything you need to know about her, including her VERY famous ex-boyfriend.
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ITV recently outlined the new duty of care protocols they’ve put in place to support contestants before, during and after their time on the show.
There have been calls for additional support for Islanders in recent years, in light of the level of social media attention facing them when they leave the villa, as well as the ever-increasing popularity of the show, and following the tragic deaths of Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.
After the official line-up was released, show host Laura Whitmore pleaded with fans to treat the stars with "love, compassion and respect".
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In a moving message alongside her promo pic for the show, Laura explained that she hoped to do to her friend Caroline Flack "proud" this year. Caroline tragically took her own life at the age of 40 on February 15 2020.
"I think we’re all ready for some love! Ahhhhhh!" she wrote.
"So excited to watch the new islanders. Hope you enjoy talking about them and following their journey and just a reminder to treat them with love, compassion and respect when they leave the show and go back to real life. "Caroline I hope we do you proud. One week to go."
We’re so with you, Laura.