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It almost seems to be a question of move over Big Brother and say hello to Love Island as the ITV2 series becomes the top reality series shown during the summer. The mixture of beautiful men and women, exotic location, fun and games and of course sexy behaviour has been the talk of the tabloids this summer and there are plenty of betting opportunities with this series.
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Tell more about Love Island
A group of contestants, good looking ones at that, are thrown together in a luxury villa in Mallorca where they and the show's producers hope they find love and even if they don't at least have a few sexy moments to keep the ratings up. This year saw the introduction of a second villa to give even more chance of eventful moments.
In order for the contestants (known as islanders) to survive, they must 'couple up' with the most popular couple at the end of the series winning a £50,000 prize fund to share. During the course of the show, new islanders will join and there will be opportunties in which the contestants can 're-couple', essentially dumping their existing partner for somebody else.There can even be cases of people being dumped and then reconciling and then being re-dumped, sometimes life on a reality show can be very tough.
Some couples seem genuninely attracted to each other and claim to develop feelings whilst others simply couple up as friends in order to survive and hope to remain in with a chance of winning the cash. Over the course of the programme, the public vote for their favourite couple and it's via this method that the winning couple are selected.
The programme started back in the mid noughties as a celebrity version, in which a host of admittedly 'C' list celebs spent a number of weeks together in a villa in Fiji in the hope of finding love. However after two series, the show was scrapped due as it struggled to compete with Big Brother which was at that time in it's pomp. That's certainly not the case these days and it's Big Brother that is trailing behind them in the ratings now.
Caroline Flack is back as presenter of the main show and it's believed the show will run for eight weeks so the ideal programme for those not that interested in what's happening in Russia once the World Cup begins.
Love Island 2018
After the success of last year, Love Island returns for its c018 series on Monday 4 June
The first 11 contestants have been announced and look a very mixed group indeed. Here's who has been confirmed so far.
- Dr Alex George - 27 year-old more used to Accident and Emergency than chatting up girls on a Love Island
- Dani Dyer - The 21-year-old daughter of Eastenders star Danny Dyer and apparently he's given her permission to go all the way in this series.
- Eyal Booker - 22-year-old who used to be in a band called EverYoung, no I've never heard of them either. Hes the early favourite to win the series though and odds of 4/1 with Ladbrokes.
- Samira Mighty - We've had a doctor and a singer, now for a West End actress and Samira, 22, has appeared in 'Mamma Mia' and 'Dreamgirls.'
- Niall Aslam - Says he's an attentioon seeker and immature so the 23-year-old should do well here.
- Hayley Hughes - This 21-year-old blonde is actually worried no one will fancy her, she's going to be proved wrong, very wrong.
- Wes Nelson - The 20-year-old seems to spend most of his time putting photos on Instagram. The rest of his time is spent being an electrical and nuclear systems engineer, probably best he chats about the Instagram account then.
- Kendall Rae-Knight - One of the older contestants at 26 and is looking to find a long-term partner.
- Adam Collard - Ticks the usual boxes - big muscles and lots of tattoos - and the 22-year-old is 'super competitive' even at Crazy Golf. Therefore, it'll be interesting to see how he reacts when losing.
- Laura Anderson - Another attractive blonde and the 29-year-old has had nine boyfriends including a couple that are in 'the public eye' but most likely in the Daily Star soon.
- Jack Fincham - One of the older guys at 26 and is a bit worried about looking like an idiot on telly but hopes to find someone he genuinely likes.
Rumoured contestants include Sairah Pinnock whose younger sister is in Little Mix and Amela Goodman, the sister of reality TV star Chloe Goodman. Former Love Island contestant Theo Campbell may be making a return and Playboy model Carla Howe is another rumoured contestant.
2017 Love Island Series
The 2017 series has been the most successful with average viewing figures of 2.52m, up 1.05m from last year. For the last seven weeks of the series, ratings never dipped below 2m with a higest figure of 3.06m. The series ran from June 5 to July 24 and was again set on the lsland of Mallorca with Caroline Flack presenting the ITV2 show.
Winners of the series were Amber Davies and Kern Cetiny with Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt in second place. The series featured Marcel Somerville who was previously in the boyband Blazing Squad. The series included a new twist with the introduction on June 28 of a second villaname Casa Amor which means Love House and it lived up to its name.
The introduction of the new villa led to 11 new islanders and they were soon joined by some of the islanders from the original villa just to stir things up even more. During the series there were games of love charades played, lie detector tests as the contestants possibly warmed up for a future appearance on the Jeremy Kyle show, talent contests and the sexiest pub quiz ever, all of which the viewers totally lapped up The popularity of the series was proved when it won a BAFTA Award for the Best Reality Series.
Using your free bet on Love Island
The main market around the programme revolves around who will be crowned the winning couple. In the duration of the show when there are eliminations, they will regularly come down to two or more couples with the fewest votes. By observing those who survive the elimination on that said occassion, punters can get a feel for who is generally picking up fewer votes. These are likely to be the outsiders in the winners market whilst those that sail few regularly trouble free will be amongst the favourites. The favourites with the bookies' obviously simply correlate with whoever is popular amongst the viewers so it's not exactly hard to work out who's in the running.
You can also get odds on:
- Next couple to be eliminated
- Top boy
- Top girl
Paddy Power as always are innovative on what they have on offer and the Irish bookmaker's Love Island specials include 'First couple to have a baby together'.
Using a free bet on the winning couple however is by far the most popular option and here at FREEbets.org.uk, you can get your hands on a wide variety of sign-up offers. Simply follow one of the banners or bookie logos found on this page to head over to the bookmaker of your choice's website. From there you will have to fill in your registration details and meet any requirements, before getting your hands on your Love Island free bet.
Previous Love Island Winners
In it's previous guise as a show featuring celebrities, Love Island was first won in 2005 by Jayne Middlemiss and Fran Cosgrove. That series was notably for the appearances of the likes of Abi Titmuss and former Manchester United footballer Lee Sharpe. The year after also saw a distinct football theme with the winning couple made up of Bianca Gascoigne and Callum Best.
Fast forward to 2015 and the first new-look series was won by Jess and Max. She had been in from the start but 22-year-old Max from Huddersfield joined with little over a week remaining. His late entrance did absolutely no harm for his chances as he scooped half of the £50,000 prize. Their romance did not last however as they split up just six weeks after leaving the villa.
In 2016, the show was won by Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde. The pair coupled on day one and went from strength to strength in the villa and lived up to their status as long-term favourites to claim victory.
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