Maya Jama smiling on Love Island

Love Island 2024 start date confirmed after ‘first contestant’ named as Ciaran Davies

The series return is not far away...

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Love Island 2024 is right around the corner as a fresh batch of hot singletons will be heading into the villa this summer.

And, according to reports, the first contestant has been revealed as hunk Ciaran Davies – who will apparently “send the girls wild”.

The summer series, hosted by Maya Jama, will return in just days away as ITV has confirmed its start date.

Love Island 2024 start date

The new series will return on Monday June 3 at 9pm, as part of a multichannel takeover on ITV1, ITV2, ITVX, STV and STV Player.

Love Island: Aftersun will also return to screens live every Sunday on ITV2 and ITVX, hosted by Maya Jama alongside regular panellists. Sam Thompson and Indiyah Polack will resume their roles joined by new pannelists Amy Hart, Chris Taylor and Jordan Stephens.

Meanwhile, Indiyah will host the Love Island: The Morning After podcast joined by Amy and Chris every Tuesday to Saturday. It’ll also be available to watch visually for the first time ever.

Love Island logo
Love Island returns on June 3 (Credit: ITV)

Love Island line-up

According to a recent source, Welsh rugby hunk Ciaran will head into the Majorcan villa.

The insider told The Sun: “Ciaran caught the eye of Love Island bosses immediately. He’s gorgeous with a fit athletic build that will send the girls in the villa wild, but he’s also a sweet boy next door from Wales to boot.

“He’s the kind of lad you could happily take home to your mum.”

The source added: “He’s been in talks with bosses for weeks and is set to jet out to the villa in Majorca in the coming week or so. Right now, it’s unclear whether he is one of the OG line-up or a bombshell but he is a favourite with the casting team and is sure to make a big impression with viewers.”

ED! has contacted reps for ITV for comment.

Maya Jama posing at the BRITs
The new series is just weeks away (Credit:

Love Island trailer

At the end of April, the Love Island social media pages released a trailer teasing the new series.

It showed host Maya shooting a fire gun. The words “this summer’s going to be [fire]” then flashed up.

Maya Jama posing at the BRITs
Maya will host the new series of Love Island (Credit: Cover Images)

Fans appear besides themselves awaiting a summer of love. One person said: “So excited literally cannot wait.”

Another commented: “YESSSSS. Can’t wait.”

Read more: Inside Maya Jama’s relationship history – from murdered boyfriend and tattoo tribute to on/off romance with Stormzy


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Love Island will return to ITV from June 3 at 9pm.

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)