Former Love Island stars set to RETURN to the villa this summer

Show bosses are planning big shake ups this year

Kady McDermott

by Ruby Norris |
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Summer is so close now we can almost taste the soggy BBQ burgers, feel the disappointing drops of rain on our skin and smell the sweet, optimistic scent of the factor 50 sun cream wafting through the overcast British high street. The dream.

We're also getting ready to cancel all foreseeable evening plans as we prep for two months of watching a bunch of sassy singletons find lurrrve in luxury villa. Yup, Love Island series 4 is almost with us and we cannot wait to see who'll be coupling up this summer (spoiler: not us).

Here’s everything we know so far about Love Island 2018.

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After last year's roaring success and in a bid to keep ratings high, show bosses have been planning a few shake ups for this summer's instalment – and the latest rumoured twist is pretty darn exciting.

Love Island 2018 bosses are reportedly planning to bring back some of our fave contestants from previous series to join the new Love Island recruits on double dates.

GALLERY: Which Love Island couples are still together?


Love Island couples still together (slider)

Love Island couples1 of 18

Hannah Elizabeth and Jonathan Clark (2015): SPLIT

Remember when they, like, got engaged on the show? That one didn't quite last...

Love Island couples2 of 18

Katie Salmon and Adam Maxwell (2016): SPLIT

Adam claimed he was '100 percent single' shortly after leaving the villa and, um, that was that. #Kadam; gone but never forgotten.

Love Island couples3 of 18

Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville (2017): STILL TOGETHER

After making the final last year, Gabby and Marcel are still very much a thing and we're here for it.

Love Island couples4 of 18

Scott Thomas and Kady McDermott (2016): SPLIT

Scott and Kady managed a year before splitting in 2017.

Love Island couples5 of 18

Nathan Massey and Cara de da Hoyde (2016): STILL TOGETHER

They've got their little Love Island baby and everything.

Love Island couples6 of 18

Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow (2017): STILL TOGETHER

An absolute success story of Love Island 2017, Jamie and Camilla and Jamie are still the CUTEST of couples.

Love Island couples7 of 18

Sam Gowland and Georgia Harrison (2017): SPLIT

Sam seems to be doing alright for himself on Geordie Shore, so we don't think he's too gutted.

Love Island couples8 of 18

Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes (2017): SPLIT

The couple were plagued with cheating rumours throughout their relationship (who can forget that whole Chris Hughes and Katie Price debacle?). Since their ITVBe show Crackin' On ended, Olivia's confirmed she's back with ex-boyfriend Bradley Dack.

Love Island couples9 of 18

Emma-Jane Woodhams and Terry Walsh (2016): SPLIT

The pair dated for eight months in actual real life before calling it a day. AH WELL.

Love Island couples10 of 18

Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton (2016): SPLIT

At least they lasted 18 months. Not bad going...

Love Island couples11 of 18

Jessica Hayes and Max Morley (2015): SPLIT

Still fancy Max in a huge way, not gonna lie.

Love Island couples12 of 18

Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland (2016): STILL TOGETHER

Alex and Olivia are engaged and literally as strong as ever. We like to live vicariously through them, to be honest.

Love Island couples13 of 18

Jordan Ring and Zoe Brown (2015): SPLIT

Absolutely DID NOT work IRL. Neeext.

Love Island couples14 of 18

Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech (2015): SPLIT

They had the first ever Love Island baby and are happy as Larry. Ah, always good to end on some good news.

Love Island couples15 of 18

Tyla Carr and Jonny Mitchell (2017): SPLIT

Oh it was never gonna last, was it?

Love Island couples16 of 18

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies (2017): SPLIT

The Love Island 2017 winners split in December 2017; five months after the finale.

Love Island couples17 of 18

Montana Brown and Alex Beattie (2017): SPLIT

These two split just weeks after returning to the UK. Sad times.

Love Island couples18 of 18

Dom Lever and Jess Shears (2017): STILL TOGETHER

Jess and Dom are so together, in fact, they got 'married' on Good Morning Britain on Valentine's Day 2017. The, um, actual wedding's scheduled for later this year.

"There have been lots of meetings and ideas are being banded around to see what they could do to make this year more exciting," a source told The Sun.

"There has been talk of bringing back some of the old cast for double dates with the new stars.

"Given how popular most of the cast were in the last series, it could be an amazing move. And it would be really popular with fans."

There's just one teeny, tiny problem. Pretty much all of last year's couples have now split (can someone please check on Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt?), so we're not too sure how much help the old lot will actually be.

Now, check out who's in the rumoured line-up for Love Island 2018.

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