Love Island

Love Island

Infobox Television
show_name = Love Island

caption = Love Island, 2006 Logo
genre = Reality
picture_format = 16:9
runtime = 30 to 60 minutes
creator =
presenter = Patrick Kielty,
Fearne Cotton
starring = Various celebrities
network = ITV,
ITV Play
country = UK
first_aired = 16 May, 2005
last_aired = 28 August, 2006
num_series = 2
num_episodes =
producer = ITV Productions
related =
website =
imdb_id = 0460630|

"Love Island" (formerly "Celebrity Love Island") was a British television programme. It was originally presented by Patrick Kielty and Kelly Brook, with Fearne Cotton taking over as female host in the second series. It is aired in the UK on ITV. The first series aired in the summer of 2005, and it was won by Jayne Middlemiss and Fran Cosgrave. The second series began in July 2006, dropping "Celebrity" from its name. It was won by Bianca Gascoigne and Calum Best. The theme tune for the first series was "Wish I", performed by Jem. A specially-composed summer theme by Daniel Pemberton (later released under the title "From Fiji With Love") was used for the second series. The show was axed in November 2006.

eries One (2005)

The first series was broadcast during the summer of 2005.


*In week two, in a bid to boost the ratings, the producers decided series one contestant Paul Danan would be put on Love Island as a regualar contestant hoping he would provide the rating winning actions of the previous year. Paul was known by most on the Island especially friend Lee Otway and Lady Victoria Hervey whose sister Isabella was involved with him in the first series and for a short period afterwards.

*On 7 August series one finalist Calum Best entered Love Island for the second time, where he attracted a lot of female attention, especially from Bianca Gascoigne, with whom he struck up a romance.

*After Sophie Anderton and Chris Brosnan were seen getting closer, evicted Lady Victoria Hervey returned to the Island for a day and hid in the secret suite where she confronted her friend Sophie and poured a bottle of wine over her head for moving in on her man.

*On August 20 Leo Ihenacho made a surprise return by jumping out of a cake, to the resort for one night only to confront Calum and Bianca over their relationship. He left the next day.


On July 18, 2006, Steve-O was added to the show in an effort to boost ratings. Despite stating he has stopped drinking he asked for beer while on the show. On July 19, 2006, he abruptly left "Love Island" because he was not allowed enough alcohol or chocolate [Jackass star departs Love Island [ BBC News] 21 May 2005]

Lady Victoria Hervey was voted off the show on Friday 21st July although her chosen man Chris Brosnan had been the favourite to leave. Hervey told hosts Patrick Kielty and Fearne Cotton that she hoped the relationship would continue in the real world but then had second thoughts when she was shown footage of Brosnan saying that he also liked Colleen.

Basketball legend Dennis Rodman entered the show on the third week on 27 July as a Houseguest to boost the ratings. he flirted with Colleen Shannon, and created friction with Lee Otway before walking in the midst of an argument between Lee and Paul Danan, on his fourth day on 30 July out of the seven contracted until August 3, 2006.

Identical twins Emma and Eve Ryan joined the Love Island on 31 July, but were ejected from the show by producers on 4 August. No explanation was given to the public.

It was announced on 6 August that Calum Best would enter Love Island next day. Also on 6 August, it was confirmed on the Love Island website that Shane Lynch had left the island to make up with a woman back home.

On 14 August, Big Brother 3 winner Kate Lawler entered "Love Island".

On August 20, 2006, Leo Ihenacho made a surprise return to the resort for just night only before leaving the next day.

On final night, 28 August 2006, Kate Lawler was the last girl to be evicted before the final showdown.

The winners were Bianca Gascoigne and Calum Best, with Kéllé Bryan and Brendan Cole runners-up.

An average of 3.8 million people tuned in to watch the final, peaking at 4.4m, down from last year's peak figure of 5.9 million.

Head to Head with Big Brother

The show did not always go head to head with Channel 4's "Big Brother", as "Big Brother" aired at 9pm on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and only clashed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with "Love Island" at 10pm. However, many terrestrial viewers in Wales could only watch "Big Brother" at a fixed 10.00pm slot every night on S4C which also broadcast the show due to many Welsh terrestrial televisions failing to receive Channel 4. "Love Island"'s audience was about half the size of that for "Big Brother". [ [ ITV1 suffers summer ratings slump] ]


On the November 24, 2006, ITV revealed that a third series would not be made and that it was axing "Love Island". [ [ ITV axes Love Island reality show] ]


External links

* [ Unreality TV - "Love Island" News, Gossip and Chat]
* [ "Love Island" Forum]

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