Around a dozen Islanders as they will become known – plus extras, and some later replacements – have been entering mandatory quarantine in Cape Town since Sunday. Love Island host Leandie du Randt will likely enter quarantine on Wednesday.
The already selected possible Islanders are now being isolated at a secret location, tested for Covid-19 and possible symptoms, and will have to complete a 2-week waiting period.
Then they will all enter the Love Island SA luxury villa that will debut with a special 90-minute premiere on Sunday 28 February on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:00. This will be followed by daily episodes until sometime in April as the reality TV cameras capture their months of sun, fun, games – and possibly sex.