Love Island mocks other dating shows in new trailer for new series: Were number one

Love Island has taken a swipe at its rival dating shows in the new trailer for the upcoming eighth season.

The popular ITV2 show will return to our screens on June 6, and will entertain the nation for a whopping ten weeks.

Fans were treated to a teaser trailer earlier this month, and now the full thing has been released.

Narrated by Love Island veteran Iain Sterling, the advert made several jibes at rival shows like First Dates, Ex On The Beach and Celebs Go Dating.

He says: “That’s right, the OGs of love are here letting you know that this summer, love is ours. So, to all you pretenders – stand down French maître d – pause your greatest love song playlist and you, yes you Mrs Love, you better start thinking about a new surname because this is our patch.”

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Iain continued to quip: “We might sound like we’re chatting a load of old bumble, but we know you’ll be swiping our way.”

The trailer also poked fun at last year’s winner Millie Court as a cartoon of her played the Love Island tune on a keyboard – giving the nod to Millie’s hilarious performance last summer.

Once season eight is over, Love Island fans won’t have to wait another year for the next series as the winter edition of the show is officially set to make a return after a two year hiatus.

An insider told Daily Star: "Love Island bosses enjoyed the one and only series of Winter Love Island, but it was just before the pandemic raged so was shelved for 2021.

"When they started casting for this summer’s series, they thought: 'There’s definitely enough talent to do a second series again,' so have started the plans for a 2023 Winter Love Island."

The source continued, revealing that the spin-off show is "really important for them" as it "attracts the all important younger viewers".

ITV bosses want to "get a second series in one year" so that "everyone will be delighted".

The first series of the winter edition started in January 2020, and saw Paige Turley and Finley Tapp win.

Finley, who’s still dating Paige two years later, recently revealed to OK! that the show helped him heal following a "bad time" in his life after he was dropped from his football team aged 18.

He said: "Because the whole football thing was so daunting and quite a bad time, when I came into the whole Love Island experience, I was very much a different person.

"I think it just made me a little bit more resilient, in terms of getting the setback and being able to go back to Oxford City and start playing again.

"By the time Love Island came round, I was in a much better place so I was just taking it in my stride and: 'What will be, will be,' mindset."

Finn also credited Love Island for helping him look back at his past football rejection "positively" and he now sees it as the "best thing that happened" as it led to new opportunities.

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