Love Island All Stars – live: Callum confronts Chris as series 1 ‘OG’ returns

Get the personalised water bottles and suitcases on deck – Love Island is back for an all-new all-star edition.

Love Island All Stars is this year’s winter offering of the hit ITV2 dating programme, which sees 12 of the show’s finest past contestants return for a second (or third) chance at a villa romance.

Late last year, across the pond, Love Island Games also united former stars of the international Love Island universe – however, the series did not air in the UK, despite including several contestants from former British seasons taking part.

Maya Jama is back leading proceedings, having succeeded Laura Whitmore as host last January, alongside a line-up of islanders including Georgia Harrison, Toby Aromolaran, Kaz Kamwi, Chris Taylor, Georgia Steel, Anton Danyluk, Hannah Elizabeth, Jake Cornish, Demi Jones, Luis Morrison, Liberty Poole, Mitchel Taylor.

However, at the end of the second episode, it was revealed that Jake had quit the series after just three days in the villa.

In tonight’s episode Jake will wave goodbye to his fellow islanders, while Callum and Molly have it out and Chris swoops in to try and pull Molly for a chat.

Love Island: All Stars airs tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

Key points

Fans defend Kaz

Thursday 18 January 2024 22:05 , Tom Murray

Oof, people are not happy after Luis just laughed at Kaz for suggesting they go to the terrace together. You do not want to mess with the Kaz stans, Luis!

An iconic moment as Josh eyes Hannah’s implants

Thursday 18 January 2024 22:03 , Tom Murray

Sharing for posterior... I mean posterity.

‘They’re acting like a bunch of virgins!'

Thursday 18 January 2024 22:01 , Tom Murray

Josh is box office! We needed someone to take this series by the horns and it looks like Josh is ready to be that man.

“They’re acting like a bunch of virgins!” he tells Liberty and Kaz about the other boys. Fantastic stuff.

Thursday 18 January 2024 21:57 , Tom Murray

Quite fun seeing more of a range of ages in the villa, isn’t it? For once there are *whispers* people in their thirties!

Callum and Chris hash it out

Thursday 18 January 2024 21:52 , Tom Murray

Is it just me or does Chris have a tendency to make things way more awkward than they need to be? That said, Callum is very keen to move on and they hug it out.

Still, what the hell is going on with Callum and Molly? I don’t think either of them knows. They broke up six months ago but there’s definitely some unfinished business there.

Thursday 18 January 2024 21:44 , Tom Murray

Josh Ritchie? More like Josh Rizzie! These dates are going WELL.

The return of Josh

Thursday 18 January 2024 21:38 , Tom Murray

Series one star Josh is back and has chosen Georgia H, Georgia S and Hannah for a date.

First up is Georgia S and is it just me or is there a very easy breezy vibe here? Watch out Toby!

Anton is spilling his feelings to Georgia H... but Liberty and Kaz are stealing the limelight

Thursday 18 January 2024 21:27 , Tom Murray

We’re finally seeing Anton crack on with someone but it’s hard to concentrate with Liberty and Kaz having a bouncy hopper race in the background! Those two are truly friendship goals.

‘Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day’

Thursday 18 January 2024 21:18 , Tom Murray

Thanks for that Chris. Has anyone ever been as bemused as Anton was just then when Chris greeted him simply by saying: “Margaret Thatcher on a cold day”?

I’ll let him explain:

Welcome back!

Thursday 18 January 2024 21:04 , Tom Murray

We’re back for another episode of All Stars. Will what happened on the terrace between Chris and Molly stay on the terrace?

Love Island All Stars: Meet the former contestants returning for a second chance at romance

Thursday 18 January 2024 20:00 , Nicole Vassell

If you’re in need of a refresher on who’s in the villa, don’t worry – we have you covered!

Here’s a rundown of every returning contestant on this inaugural All Star season of Love Island:

Meet the former Love Island contestants returning for All Stars

What time is Love Island on, again?

Thursday 18 January 2024 19:00 , Nicole Vassell

Spicing up evenings across the nation, Love Island All Stars airs nightly on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm.

WATCH: Love Island All Stars – first look: Callum discovers ‘truth’ about Chris and Molly

Thursday 18 January 2024 18:00 , Nicole Vassell

The REAL reason Jake left the villa

Thursday 18 January 2024 17:00 , Nicole Vassell

Viewers were stunned on Wednesday night when it was confirmed that Jake Cornish had left the All Star villa after just two days.

Jake was paired by the public with his ex, Liberty Poole, on the first episode... and it was awkward all round.

In a statement after his shock departure, Jake explained simply that “now isn’t the right time for me to find love”.

Maanya Sachdeva reports:

Jake Cornish explains reason for shock exit from Love Island All Stars

Coming up... An unexpected reunion

Thursday 18 January 2024 16:00 , Nicole Vassell

On tonight’s episode of Love Island All Stars, season one icon Hannah Elizabeth gets a text with some exciting news for all of the girls.

Reading the message aloud, Hannah says: “Islanders: Georgia S, Hannah, Georgia H, you have all been picked to go on a date, please get ready to leave the Villa. #NewBoyEnergy #GoGetItGirl.”

But! The new boy in question isn’t quite as new as they’d imagine: it’s season one OG Joshua Ritchie, who is ready and waiting with a bottle of fizz at a romantic waterside location.

Of course, he and Hannah were in the villa at the same time, so they’ve got some catching up to do... but he’ll also be reconnecting with ex-girlfriend and season three star Georgia Harrison!

How will the girls react to Joshua as he is reunited with some familiar faces?

Love Island - Joshua Ritchie (ITV)
Love Island - Joshua Ritchie (ITV)

Watch: Moment Jake leaves Love Island as Liberty struggles to hold back tears

Thursday 18 January 2024 00:29 , Tom Murray

Jake Cornish shares statement after villa exit

Wednesday 17 January 2024 22:14 , Tom Murray

In a comment shared with press, Jake said: “After a few amazing days in the Villa, I’ve made the decision to leave Love Island: All Stars as I’ve realised that now isn’t the right time for me to find love as I would never want to force a connection.

“I have no regrets whatsoever as I’m so glad I got to enjoy my time in the Villa reuniting with some familiar faces as well finally getting an opportunity to clear the air with Liberty. I wish her and all of the other Islanders the very best and will be cheering them all on from home.”

‘Love Island All Stars' (ITV)
‘Love Island All Stars' (ITV)

A series one OG returns

Wednesday 17 January 2024 22:11 , Tom Murray

Episode three ends with a bang as Love Island “OG” Josh Ritchie teases his return. Josh came in third place in the very first season of the ITV reality series alongside Lauren Richardson.

Let’s hope the original cheeky chappy can give this series some much-needed oomph!

... And then Chris cracks straight on with Molly

Wednesday 17 January 2024 22:03 , Tom Murray

Talk about timing. Chris waits all of five seconds after Molly is done arguing with her ex to pull her up to the snug.

There, he tells her that if you stare into someone’s eyes for two minutes you are meant to fall in love. You can see where this is going. They make it about 30 seconds before having their first snog... all with Callum just metres away. This is getting very weird now.

Callum and Molly have it out

Wednesday 17 January 2024 21:59 , Tom Murray

This is weird, right? It’s all very fresh as Callum and Molly discuss their breakup in front of the whole group.

It started off well with some mutual recognition before quickly going downhill.

Molly says: “It’s took three and half years of me saying I just need a few little words of affirmation… you’ve been practising for the last six months on some random girls.”

Jake says his goodbyes

Wednesday 17 January 2024 21:46 , Tom Murray

And just like that... Jake makes his exit.

With little ceremony, the man from Somerset gathers his fellow islanders around the firepit.

“I was here to find love and there is no one here I have that connection with. I just want to let you all know I am going tonight.”

Everyone’s lovely and supportive. Liberty gets a bit emotional as she worries that she’s the reason he’s leaving.

“I can’t fake things for the sake of it,” he reassures her.

“I’m so proud of him putting his emotions first and doing what’s right for him,” Liberty says.

Inspector Georgia in the building!

Wednesday 17 January 2024 21:33 , Tom Murray

Georgia H might have a bright career in journalism after that grilling she just put on Toby! She was pushing hard to get some tea on Toby’s breakup with fellow ex-Islander Chloe, but the footballer wasn’t giving much.

“I didn’t trust her any more. Something happened and the trust went,” he says. Despite Georgia’s questioning, Toby won’t reveal exactly what happened. “It was like a big incident that happened,” he concludes. Some get Chloe on the blower ASAP!

Chris mocks Curtis Pritchard’s iconic line

Wednesday 17 January 2024 21:28 , Tom Murray

Curtis is taking stray bullets in the villa! Chris delivers the dancer’s famous coffee line with alarming accuracy.

Is it just me or is this series a bit... quiet so far?

Wednesday 17 January 2024 21:17 , Tom Murray

We might need a bombshell in here. Maybe it’s because these guys are all seasoned pros, but there hasn’t been much drama yet has there? I see some people validating me on Twitter.

(We don’t condone violence though)

Chris gets handsy with Molly

Wednesday 17 January 2024 21:14 , Tom Murray

Chris is cracking on hard with Molly, which is slightly awkward for Callum watching on.

“This is getting slightly sexual,” Chris says as he massages Molly’s back on the daybeds.

“I’m not gonna lie, this is pretty sensational and I don’t usually throw that word around,” she replies.

Georgia H asks Callum how he feels about it. Ever the wordsmith, he replies: “It’s a bit weird innit…”

Georgia tells Callum: “Don’t have Chris with his cheesy fingers all over your bird. Like, are you having a laugh?”

‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)
‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)

Get your popcorn ready...

Wednesday 17 January 2024 20:55 , Tom Murray

The time is almost nigh, folks. All Stars returns in just a few minutes as Jake’s exit will finally be revealed. From the teaser last night, it looks like he’ll sit down for a post-mortem chat with Maya Jama after leaving the villa.

Stay tuned!

Chris decides it’s time to up his flirting game with Molly

Wednesday 17 January 2024 19:00 , Ellie Muir

In tonight’s episode, Chris decides to take a chance on Molly and offers her a massage while on the day beds.

Later on in the episode, he takes her to the terrace for a chat.

As the two move closer, Chris jokes that if you stare into someone’s eyes for two minutes you are meant to fall in love.

Chris says: “Well for women, it’s over two minutes. For men it’s actually 8.2 seconds…I’ll be there a lot sooner than you will be, but I think we should try it.”

“You wanna fall in love with me?” Molly asks.

Chris replies: “We can try, it’s an experiment…”

Love Island fan-favourite teases potential return to All Stars villa

Wednesday 17 January 2024 18:30 , Ellie Muir

Former fan-favourite Love Island contestant Megan Barton-Hanson has hinted at a possible appearance on the popular reality series’s new spin-off, All Stars.

While interacting with her Instagram followers on Monday night (15 January), the 29-year-old star asked fans to submit Love Island-related questions.

She later reposted one of the questions, which asked if viewers could expect to see her return to the hit ITV series as a bombshell in the future.

“Maybe... let’s see what hot guys go in,” Barton-Hanson answered.

Love Island fan-favourite teases potential return to All Stars villa

Meet the former contestants returning for a second chance at romance

Wednesday 17 January 2024 18:00 , Ellie Muir

Meet the full cast below:

Meet the former Love Island contestants returning for All Stars

First look: Jake Cornish quits villa leaving ex Liberty Poole in tears

Wednesday 17 January 2024 17:30 , Ellie Muir

Love Island All Stars first look as Jake quits villa leaving ex Liberty in tears

Callum and Molly will face each other tonight

Wednesday 17 January 2024 17:00 , Ellie Muir

In tonight’s episode, Callum takes the advice Georgia H gave him and tells Molly: “You look beautiful tonight.”

However, Molly doesn’t seem convinced.

“This is the most compliments I’ve ever had by the way...It’s [taken] three and half years of me saying I just need a few little words of affirmation…you’ve been practising for the last six months on some random girls.”

“No, come on,” Callum replies.

The tension will rise between the two former flames tonight, but can they reconcile?

Bye bye, Jake

Wednesday 17 January 2024 16:33 , Ellie Muir

As night falls on the Villa tonight, Jake will deliver some news to his fellow Islanders, announcing his departure after he was coupled up with his ex-girlfriend Liberty from series seven.

Jake says: “Everyone, can we go to the fire pit for a minute? I was here to find love and there is no one here I have that connection with. I just want to let you all know I am going tonight.”

Georgia H says: “We all support you – we love you!”

Before he leaves, Jake pulls Liberty for a chat, what will she make of his departure?

Fan-favourite teases return

Tuesday 16 January 2024 23:07 , Tom Murray

Could one of Love Island’s best ever bombshells be primed for a return?

While interacting with her Instagram followers on Monday night (15 January), Megan Barton-Hanson asked fans to submit Love Island-related questions.

One fan asked whether they could expect to see her in the revamped South African villa, to which she replied: “Maybe. Let’s see what hot guys go in.”

Read more:

Love Island fan-favourite teases potential return to All Stars villa

Jake’s exit confirmed

Tuesday 16 January 2024 22:30 , Tom Murray

Reports earlier suggesting that Jake had left the series have now been confirmed. In a teaser for episode three, Jake was shown gathering his fellow islanders around the fire pit to announce that he was exiting the villa.

Jake’s ex Liberty was shown in tears before the show cut to the contestant speaking with Maya Jama in an interview-style set-up. He lasted just three days on the series – I guess we’ll soon find out why.

Love Island’s Jake Cornish shockingly quits All Stars

Georgia and Toby share first ‘real’ kiss of the series

Tuesday 16 January 2024 22:27 , Tom Murray

We’ve got our first big smooch and no surprise it’s between Georgia and Toby. The pair look very cosy together – could this be their year?

Megan Barton Hanson teases All Stars appearance

Tuesday 16 January 2024 22:10 , Tom Murray

Speculation is rife about who could join the show as the next bombshell. Fans have suggested season eight bombshell Danica Taylor, but another fan-favourite has thrown themselves into the mix.

During a Q&A on Instagram on Monday, Megan Barton Hanson of season four fame was asked whether she would consider entering the villa.

“Maybe. Let’s see what hot guys go in,” the star replied. It wouldn’t be the first time Barton Hanson has returned to the villa. She recently competed on Love Island Games, which saw past contestants from various international editions compete together, but lasted just a week on the show.

Megan Barton-Hanson (Peacock)
Megan Barton-Hanson (Peacock)

Molly shares three-way kiss – and Callum’s not involved

Tuesday 16 January 2024 21:59 , Tom Murray

Things get steamy when Molly is dared to share a three-way kiss with the two boys she fancies the most. Chris and Luis get the call-up, while her ex Callum is left in the cold.

“It was quite a nice kiss, to be honest. The only problem was the feeling of another man’s beard,” says Chris.

Luis, Molly and Chris on ‘Love Island All Stars' (ITV)
Luis, Molly and Chris on ‘Love Island All Stars' (ITV)

Islanders play their first game of the series: Champagne Dares

Tuesday 16 January 2024 21:50 , Tom Murray

Not exactly the most inventive game from the producers, this, but we’re getting some good drama nonetheless. Champagne Dares sees each contestant down some fizz to find a dare beneath their glass.

A very awkward moment for Mitch as Jake names him as the islander most likely to be on the show for social media followers. “Only because you say it all the time,” Jake says, adding insult to injury and causing a shocked reaction from Liberty who Mitch has been cracking on with. Awks.

Jake and Liberty have ‘the chat'

Tuesday 16 January 2024 21:24 , Tom Murray

Liberty asks if Jake has been avoiding her since they arrived in the Villa.

Liberty says: “I personally feel, maybe you’ve just been doing your thing, but I do feel you have been avoiding me a bit and I don’t want it to be like that.”

Jake assures Liberty: “There’s no bad blood there. We’ve moved on – I wanna talk to you because you’re good fun.”

Liberty says: “Maybe a good friendship could come out of this.”

Jake says: “Yeah, of course. Let’s see how it goes… we both know where we are at now.”

Jake and Liberty on ‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)
Jake and Liberty on ‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)

Callum picks Molly in shock decision

Tuesday 16 January 2024 21:19 , Tom Murray

Who saw that coming? Quite a few fans, according to Twitter/X. Callum, who had the power to break up any couple in the villa, decided to recouple with his ex-girlfriend Molly. “I’m in shock!” Demi said at the decision.

Callum says he was not expecting it at all when Molly walked in, but there are some cynics doubting his story on social media.

“Y’all could never convince me this s*** isn’t planned and rigged, they faked that breakup until they got back into the villa and got their whole ass storyline,” one person wrote.

“Callum and Molly coincidentally splitting up only to end up on All Stars together and get back coupled up hmmm,” said another.

How to watch Love Island All Stars in the US

Tuesday 16 January 2024 21:04 , Tom Murray

For any American readers who may be joining us, my colleagues have put together this handy guide explaining how to watch the show on the other side of the pond.

Thank us later!

How to watch Love Island: All Stars in the US

Not long now...

Tuesday 16 January 2024 20:12 , Tom Murray

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Independent’s Love Island All Stars live blog. Last night got off to great start with plenty of drama and surprises, and tonight promises to be more of the same!

Liberty is set to pull Jake and discuss their relationship moving forward after the public cruelly recoupled the two exes.

Meanwhile, there have been murmurings that Jake will dramatically leave the villa tonight. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest here.

You can read our review of last night’s episode here:

Jake has reportedly ‘quit’ Love Island All Stars after episode one

Tuesday 16 January 2024 12:26 , Ellie Muir

Reports are suggesting that Jake Cornish has ‘left the villa’ after the public coupled him up with his ex-girlfriend Liberty Poole.

We’re on the case... stay tuned for updates!

WATCH: Love Island’s big twist

Tuesday 16 January 2024 11:30 , Nicole Vassell

Did you catch the moment that recent exes Callum and Molly reunited at the end of the Love Island All Stars launch episode?

Here’s the toe-curlingly awkward scene:

Could All Stars be the thing to rekindle the UK’s Love Island love affair?

Tuesday 16 January 2024 09:00 , Nicole Vassell

Love Island burst back onto our screens last night, bringing us dazzling teeth, bronze tans and awkward reunions galore.

For The Independent’s reviewer Katie Rosseinsky, it was an episode full of promise, and potentially the spark the franchise needed to raise its popularity once again.

She wrote: “Clearly, the producers aren’t messing around this time (perhaps realising that they’re going up against The Traitors has made them raise their game). Can theatrics like this keep our attention on All Stars for longer than the first week or so?”

Check out the full review here:

Love Island: All Stars might just rekindle our love for the show – review

First look inside luxury gold-theme Love Island All Stars villa

Monday 15 January 2024 23:24 , Tom Murray

Meet the former contestants returning for a second chance at romance

Monday 15 January 2024 23:05 , Tom Murray

Meet the former Love Island contestants returning for All Stars

Love Island’s Iain Stirling hints at ‘favourite’ to win new All Stars

Monday 15 January 2024 22:50 , Tom Murray

First episode ends with a major twist...

Monday 15 January 2024 22:39 , Tom Murray

Wow, a dramatic final twist sees season six’s Callum Lee Jones re-enter the villa. He can now choose to break up one of the couples to steal a girl for himself.

BUT WAIT, there’s more! Maya then introduces Molly Smith, Callum’s very recent ex-girlfriend who made it all the way to the Love Island finals with him in 2020. She is also included as an option for Callum to couple up with.

Judging by the frosty reaction, that seems unlikely as the episode cuts to black, teasing a dramatic opener to episode two.

Callum and Molly on ‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)
Callum and Molly on ‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)

Your first set of Love Island All Stars couples are...

Monday 15 January 2024 22:29 , Tom Murray

  • Chris Taylor and Demi Jones

  • Luis Morrison and Georgia Harrison

  • Toby Aromolaran and Georgia Steel

  • Anton Danyluk and Hannah Elizabeth

  • Jake Cornish and Liberty Poole

  • Mitchel Taylor and Kaz Kamwi

You absolute trolls! The public picks Jake and Liberty to couple up

Monday 15 January 2024 22:25 , Tom Murray

In a decision shocking absolutely no one – least of all the stars themselves – the public has decided that Jake should couple up with Liberty. As Maya attempted to build tension, Jake said, “I just know” in regards to who he’d be coupled up with.

Unsurprisingly, he was right and the two exes are brought back together despite earlier saying: “That book is closed”.

“What are the chances of that, eh?” Jake jokes as he walks to Liberty’s side.

Despite insisting there’s “no bad blood”, the two are adamant that the chance of rekindling their romance is nil.

Georgia and Toby get their wish!

Monday 15 January 2024 22:16 , Tom Murray

Georgia S is all smiles as she gets paired with Toby. A slightly tense moment follows though as Maya points out that she chose Anton earlier – “Yeah... we’ll work it out,” is her response. *Grimace face emoji*.

Demi and Chris are the first All Star couple

Monday 15 January 2024 22:13 , Tom Murray

The first couple decided by the public are Demi and Chris. Despite being popular with the ladies, Demi was not one of the three female islanders who said they fancied Chris the most earlier.

Love Island’s favourite couple is back... Kaz and Liberty

Monday 15 January 2024 22:03 , Tom Murray

Fans are already delighted at one Love Island reunion in particular: Kaz and Liberty. The villa besties are back, spawning some excellent reactions on Twitter.

Watch: Jake and Liberty reunite after Season 7 split

Monday 15 January 2024 21:58 , Tom Murray

Toby’s feelings are hurt

Monday 15 January 2024 21:56 , Tom Murray

Georgia picked Anton as the boy she fancies most and even she doesn’t seem to know why. “If you’d have picked me, I’d have been buzzing,” she tells a somewhat baffled Toby, who was expecting Georgia to be standing by his side.

There’s definitely a vibe here though... “How good would it be to have a cuddle,” Georgia asks Toby who iceily responds: “Why don’t you cuddle Anton then?”

The girls pick the boys... or do they?

Monday 15 January 2024 21:48 , Tom Murray

The mind games have officially begun as Maya Jama makes the female contestants pick the male contestants they fancy the most.

“Girlies, in a minute I am going to ask you to stand next to the boy that you fancy the most,” she explains. “It doesn’t matter if more than one of you stands next to the same boy but you have to make your decision right now. Off you go.”

Georgia picks Scotsman Anton while Liberty chooses Messy Mitch. Meanwhile, Jake and Toby are left on their ones.

However... Jama then reveals that the choices were pointless as the couples are in fact up to the general public.

'Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)
'Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)

Worth a go: Anton tries it on with Maya Jama

Monday 15 January 2024 21:42 , Tom Murray

As the hostess with mostess sits down to great the contestants, Anton reaches into his pocket and pulls out some breath-freshening spray. He’s quickly shut down by Jama, though. Worth a pop, I suppose.

Bravo viewers – best reactions to Liberty and Jake’s reunion

Monday 15 January 2024 21:22 , Tom Murray

Sometimes you’ve just got to give it to Twitter/X, don’t you? Some fantastic reactions rolling in to that cringeworthy reunion between Jake and Liberty.

Awkward... Liberty and Jake reunited

Monday 15 January 2024 21:18 , Tom Murray

The first two boys to enter the villa are Jake and Chris – lucky Liberty!

Jake and Liberty were day one Islanders on Love Island season seven in 2021. They coupled up on the first day, and remained together for the majority of the season until Liberty broke things off ahead of the final.

“Well this is a fantastic start isn’t it, you’re going to have to have it out,” jokes Chris.

Liberty then reveals she and Jake haven’t spoken in two years. Thankfully, the reunion is interrupted by the arrival of Liberty’s best friend Kaz who enters the Villa with Mitchel.

'Cheers to being the first blonde bombshells’

Monday 15 January 2024 21:10 , Tom Murray

Hannah and Liberty are the first to enter the newly revamped Villa and toast to being the “first blonde bombshells”.

It’s not long before they’re joined by some familiar faces...

Liberty and Hannah on ‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)
Liberty and Hannah on ‘Love Island All Stars’ (ITV)

Monday 15 January 2024 20:30 , Nicole Vassell

Grab your snacks, folks – only 30 minutes until the very first Love Island All Stars kicks off!

What does the Love Island All Stars villa look like?

Monday 15 January 2024 19:40 , Nicole Vassell

Have a peek at the gold-themed house here...

What has Maya Jama worked on before?

Monday 15 January 2024 18:40 , Nicole Vassell

Maya Jama might be synonymous with Love Island now, only a year into the job, but she’s had plenty of gigs on her way to the villa.

During the latter half of the 2010s, Jama hosted the 2017 Pre-Brit Awards Party, co-presented the Saturday night game show Cannonball on ITV with Andrew Flintoff and others, appeared as a guest on Loose Women, and became the youngest person, at 23, to co-host the MOBO Awards on Channel 5 with fellow presenter Marvin Humes.

She also co-presented the first series of The Circle on Channel 4 with Alice Levine, and had a presenting gig on Stand Up to Cancer.

Jama made a documentary, in 2017, exploring how growing up with a father in prison affects people, which led to a short-lived reunion with her own dad. “I didn’t speak to him again after that,” she told The Guardian in 2020.

In recent years, Jama has also presented BBC One’s Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer and the channel’s New Year’s Eve programme The Big New Year’s In. In January 2021, the BBC announced that Jama would be the new presenter of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, replacing former presenter Stacey Dooley, and in February 2021, Jama appeared as a celebrity guest judge during the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

Later that year, it was announced that Jama would be the host of Simon Cowell’s new music competition gameshow Walk the Line.

Maya Jama (ITV)
Maya Jama (ITV)

What is season 5 favourite Chris Taylor looking for now?

Monday 15 January 2024 17:40 , Nicole Vassell

Chris may have spent just 15 days in the villa in 2019, but he became an unexpected favourite among fans. This was despite being unlucky in love – in Chris’s own words, he “managed to get pied six times in 15 days, which has got to be a world record”.

Now 33, Chris is returning to the villa with a more mature approach. “I am 33 now and getting on a bit – I am getting ear hair!” he said. “It would be nice to have a girl to keep my ears trimmed for me! It would be good to find a girl who I can co-parent my dog with.”

Chris Taylor (ITV)
Chris Taylor (ITV)

What is the prize for winning Love Island?

Monday 15 January 2024 16:41 , Nicole Vassell

In regular Love Island seasons, the couple that finishes in first place wins £50,000 between them.

However, what the Love Island All Stars stand to gain at the end of the competition is still yet to be confirmed. But with the social media ban lifted for this season, maybe an increase in Instagram, X and TikTok followers will be enough of a prize!

What happened between Liberty and Jake on season 7?

Monday 15 January 2024 15:40 , Nicole Vassell

Ah, don’t you just hate it when you run into your ex on holiday, in your swimwear, in front of millions of viewers?

Sadly for Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish, this exact scenario awaits them on Love Island All Stars, as they’ll be reuniting two-and-a-half years after meeting in the villa.

Though they coupled up on the very first day of the 2021 season, Jiberty’s story was a bumpy one, going from becoming official girlfriend-and-boyfriend one week, to eventually breaking things off and choosing to leave the competition just before the final.

With Liberty’s best friend and fellow season 7 alumnus Kaz Kamwi also joining the cast, it’ll be a big homecoming for all – but will sparks fly between our former lovers once again?

Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish from Love Island season 7 (2021) (ITV)
Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish from Love Island season 7 (2021) (ITV)

Which contestants have the longest gap between their season and All Stars?

Monday 15 January 2024 14:40 , Nicole Vassell

While some Islanders were last on our screens mere months ago (looking at you, Mitch), others are bona fide veterans who haven’t graced the villa in nearly a decade.

Both Hannah Elizabeth and Luis Morrison are making their Love Island returns in this All Star season, for the first time since season 1 in 2015.

Do they still have the same pulling skills that made them iconic back in the Island’s fledgling days? Only time will tell...

Hannah Elizabeth and Luis Morrison from Love Island season 1 (ITV)
Hannah Elizabeth and Luis Morrison from Love Island season 1 (ITV)

Where and when will the launch episode air?

Monday 15 January 2024 13:46 , Nicole Vassell

To mark its launch, Love Island All Stars will be simulcast for one night only on ITV1 and STV as well as its home channel, ITV2, and ITVX on streaming.

Viewers can tune in at 9pm tonight on either of these platforms to see the romances get underway over in South Africa.

For the rest of the run, fans can watch on ITV2 and ITVX.

WATCH: Love Island’s Iain Stirling hints at ‘favourite’ to win new All Stars

Monday 15 January 2024 12:40 , Nicole Vassell

The long-time voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling, appeared on Monday’s edition of Good Morning Britain, where he let slip his favourite contestant who he hopes will take the crown...

Who won the last season of Love Island?

Monday 15 January 2024 11:40 , Nicole Vassell

Season 10 of Love Island wrapped up in July and saw Jess Harding and Sammy Root as the eventual winners, leaving with each other’s hearts and £25,000 each.

Sadly, their romance was short-lived; they announced their split three months later, in October.


First look at the Love Island All Stars villa

Monday 15 January 2024 10:37 , Nicole Vassell

Here’s a glimpse at the not-so-humble abode of the Love Island All Stars cast – complete with gold decor as far as the eyes can see...