'Love Island's launch date confirmed by ITV

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Love Island is set to start on Monday 28 June. (ITV)
Love Island is set to start on Monday 28 June. (ITV)

ITV has confirmed the start date for the much-anticipated upcoming series of Love Island.

The show's seventh series will kick off on Monday 28 June, just under two weeks away.

The news was confirmed by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Wednesday's episode of This Morning.

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In keeping with the style of the ITV2 dating show, they received a text with the news. The message read: "Love Island is back! Monday 28th June 9pm, ITV2 and ITV Hub."

Laura Whitmore is set to host while Iain Stirling returns to provide the voiceover. The Islander line-up is yet to be announced.

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The show hasn't aired a new series since its first winter edition which started in January 2020, with last year's summer instalment was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This Morning also shared there had been an update to the show's famous personalised water bottles as they've been given a makeover.

While it was previously a clear plastic design, they now have a white matte finish on a stainless steel body and a slimmer look.

The Islanders will be seen using them on the programme as usual while fans can also purchase them online and via the show's app too.

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Wednesday also saw ITV unveiling Love Island's new duty of care protocols. Some of the processes for participants include “comprehensive psychological support”, “detailed conversations on the impact of participation on the show” and a “proactive aftercare package”.

The show has faced criticism after two former contestants, Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, took their own lives after appearing on the programme.

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