Good Morning Britain takes viewers inside 'spectacular' villa with new feature The Dog House for naughty islanders
THE new Love Island villa in Cape Down boasts new features – including a Dog House for naughty islanders.
The series kicks off from South Africa on ITV2 this weekend and Good Morning Britain gave viewers an inside peak at the "spectacular" pad today.
Presenter Kate Garraway handed over to showbiz editor Richard Arnold, who stood by the pool as he revealed "there is something for everyone" in the revamped proterty.
He said: "Isn't it spectacular, Kate? I have to say this is an extraordinary property.
"This is my first look as well … There is something for everyone."
Richard revealed the villa, a £5.3 million South African mansion, got a glam revamp ahead of this Sunday's series launch and is five times bigger than the villa in Mallorca — with of its Majorca counterpart.
Rochelle Humes' sister Sophie and her housemates will spend sun drenched days overlooking South Africa's infamous Table Mountain.
One new feature means there will be no more housemates being forced to sleep on the sofa.
They'll be sent to The Dog House, where Islanders will sleep if they've been chucked out of their own bed.
There will be 80 cameras filming and a new Boys' Dressing Room – a place for the guys to get ready and have some lad chat.
The property has been given a Love Island makeover with an outdoor gym and fire pit, a huge swimming pool and four-person bath tub.
Richard reassured viewers – and housemates – that rumours of there being baboons roaming around the local area are false.
He said: "While they are indigenous, they are not local. Attracted though as they are, to shiny stuff. And there will be no shortage of bling here in the Love Island villa."
Official photos reveal that inside the property, the colour scheme is just as bright as usual.
Vibrant oranges, yellows, blues, and pinks compliment the various neon signs adorned throughout the house.
It was previously revealed that the villa is close to the country's capital Cape Town, with stunning views overlooking the South African countryside.
The sprawling house has several private seating areas for chats and eavesdropping.
Producers have kept the Hideaway to give the couples a chance of private passion.
The room has a secret cabinet full of champagne — and an outdoor shower and hot tub.
They have also added some romance with stunning flower displays and a bright pink rug underneath the double bed – which has "Vibey" written above it in an eye-catching sign.
Moving into the main bedroom, it is noticeable that there are seven double beds – even though there are so far only 12 confirmed contestants entering this weekend.
This suggests that a shock twist could be on its way sooner than we think.
There are several other sleeping areas scattered throughout the house, including a specified pull-down "Dog House" bed that has been unceremoniously set up in the living area for when a badly-behaved hopeful gets kicked out of the bed they share with their partner.
There are also two huge outdoor day beds in the massive garden, as much of the outdoor area has been purpose built just for the series — including all of the extensive decking.
There are three decks, an outdoor gym as in previous series, a larger firepit and even separate dressing rooms for the boys as well as the girls this year.
Both areas have 'GIRL/ BRO CODE' written in neon lights to remind contestants of their values, with the girls having hair products and plenty of mirrors to make sure that they are always camera-ready.
A giant pool, watched by 80 cameras, is surrounded by the show's trademark beanbags and sun-loungers, offering impressive views across South Africa.
Huge trees and plenty of greenery offers Islanders privacy from the rest of the world – but this is something that they may not get from the bathroom, with the shower big enough for TWO people at a time.
The four-person bath also opens the door for some saucy activity, with a hot-tub paving the way for some cosy chats.
The Beach Hut is also back in action, with a large wicker chair with blue and white decor ready and waiting for the hopefuls to unload at the end of the day.
Love Island returns to ITV2 this Sunday [12 January], with Laura Whitmore replacing Caroline Flack as the host.
The first batch of contestants were confirmed earlier this week, with Rochelle Humes' sister and Lewis Capaldi's ex among the beauties taking part.
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