Love Island Series 11 Premiere Recap June 3, 2024, ITV2 and ITVX

Dark background with TV Presenter Maya Jama in the foreground inside a gold spotlight whilst a sparkler style giant loveheart burns behind her.

On the series 11 premiere episode of Love Island, which aired on ITV2 tonight at 9pm, a new group of singles arrive at the villa, ready to play the game of love. The episode introduces Nicole, Ayo, Jess, Sean, Sam, Mimii, Samantha, Patsy, Ronnie, Ciaran, Munveer, and Harriett as they make their entrances and begin their journey to find love.

Host Maya Jama adds a twist to the coupling-up process by asking the Islanders to rate each other based on who they perceive as most to least boyfriend and girlfriend material. The girls and boys separately organize their preferences, and their decisions create immediate tension among the group.

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Maya returns to the villa and gathers the Islanders at the fire pit, hinting at an unexpected twist. She asks about their first day and how they’re settling into their couples. Maya then reveals that they have already coupled up based on their mutual rankings of each other.

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The Islanders are left speechless as they process the surprise, wondering what this twist means for their potential relationships. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, leaving us curious about the fate of the couples and the impact of Maya’s revelation.

Love Island airs Sunday to Friday at 9:00 p.m. on ITV2 and ITVX.

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