Love Island villa is a building site less than two weeks before series launch

With the fifth series of Love Island in touching distance, the crew remain hard at work on the famous villa – which still resembles a building site.

Pictures have emerged of the Majorcan complex still under repairs with staff painting and sawing away under the Spanish sun as they scrabble to get the job done in time.

The setting of Love Island's infamous fire pit showdowns is under construction ahead of the new arrivals. A woman was seen painting the walls white while huge red letters were scrawled over wooden boards.

The entrance to the villa has also been taken over by production crew with a huge marquee erected by the front door.

In less than two weeks host Caroline Flack will be leading a new set of singletons into their new home as they prepare for a summer of love.

ITV confirmed last week that the start date for series 2019 will be Monday 3 June with the series airing on ITV2 as in previous years.

Presenter Caroline has already touched down in the Balaeric Islands where's she's been busy topping up her tan inbetween rehearsals.

The return of the show is not without controversy, however, as some TV fans have petitioned for the show to be taken off the air, while MPs even debate whether or not the show should continue.

Some TV fans are angered that The Jeremy Kyle show was cancelled forever after a guest took their own life after appearing on the show.

Love Island has it’s own difficult past – with two former contestants, Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, both taking their own lives months after finding fame on the show.

ITV has assured fans that after care is being provided for contestants on the romance reality show – while also increasing the level of support contestants receive while starring on the series.

While this week, Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has revealed "alarm bells" have been rung over Love Island following the suicide of a number of reality TV stars.

White was quizzed by MPs today as she addressed the Culture, Media and Sport Committee in the aftermath of the death of Jeremy Kyle contestant Steve Dymond.

She admitted shows could be forced to provide more aftercare as the broadcasting watchdog is "'particularly concerned" about what happens to contestants after their stint on telly is over.

The Ofcom chief said some stars can face "months and months where the media and social media pressure is building and is very significant on some of the participants."

She told the committee: "As well as the most recent tragedy with Steve Dymond, alarm bells were particularly rung with the two suicides, Love Island, some months after the broadcasts.

"What happens after transmission at the moment, there is a window between filming and transmission where there is advice on the media and social media and going often from being a private person to suddenly to being cast into a media world.

"I guess my question which I am asking my team is to think about whether that needs to be extended somewhat after transmission.

"So it is that sort of regime guidance we are thinking for reality shows and factual programmes."

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