They are my type in sculpture! Teddy Soars and Faye Winter strip down to recreate Rodin’s iconic kiss
ITV bosses have confirmed that the popular dating show will officially return on June 6.
And former Love Island contestants Faye Winter and Teddy Soars, both 26, stripped down to recreate an iconic statue ahead of the new series’ launch.
Meanwhile, the show’s host, Laura Whitmore, 36, got into the spirit as she played Cupid as the stars paid homage to famous romantic statues and sculptures across the UK.
Love is in the air: Former Love Island contestants Faye Winter and Teddy Soars, both 26, stripped down to recreate an iconic statue ahead of the new series’ launch
Faye and Teddy imitated Rodin’s Kiss, famous for embracing the true sense of sensuality and romance.
The pair only wore pants during the photo shoot and covered themselves in body paint as they shared a passionate kiss outside the Tate Modern (where the exhibition was recently held) in London.
The 2021 finalists said: ‘Now that we’ve come out of the other side of the show, we’re still as strong as ever. Not to mention, we’re super excited to see who’s heading to the Villa this season and to see what surprises ITV2 has in store!
“Helping Love Island bring love back made sense – the show brought us together, so we can’t wait to see more couples fall in love on this series.”
Iconic: The show’s host Laura Whitmore, 36, got into the spirit as she played Cupid as stars paid tribute to famous romantic statues and sculptures across the UK
Sweet: Faye and Teddy imitated Rodin’s Kiss, famous for embracing the true sense of sensuality and romance.
Laura looked sensational as she treated viewers to a sleek, modern take on Piccadilly Circus’ iconic statue of Eros as a shimmering gold cupid.
Meanwhile, Paige Turley and Finley Tapp took a trip to Scotland and replicated the Instagram-worthy statue of Wincher’s Stance in Glasgow, which is known to be named after the Glaswegian term for a relationship.
2020 winners Paige and Finley commented, “We love looking back on our time at the Village and the show will always hold a special place in our hearts as it brought us together as a couple.”
‘Since we left the Villa, our relationship has only grown and we are happier than ever! Love Island is a show that has love at its heart and is great to help support the launch of the new series. Plus, it’s right in my hometown of Glasgow.
Loved ones: Paige Turley and Finley Tapp took a trip to Scotland and replicated the insta-worthy statue of Wincher’s Stance in Glasgow, which is known for being named after the Glaswegian term for a relationship
Laura’s husband Iain, 34, who is returning to the show along with his wife, admitted he hasn’t seen the villa yet but is sure this will be the “sexiest” series yet.
the comedian said OKAY! magazine: ‘I know it’s got a fire pit because I talked about it in the trailer and I figure if there’s more room to work out it’s going to be the sexiest series we’ve ever had.’
The narrator added that he is “sure” the show will always have “great moments”.
“Every season there have been some absolute blinders,” he said. ‘Like after Casa Amor when Shaughna told Callum “congrats, honey” after she got back together with Molly. Or with the “who kissed who?” debacle between Georgia and Jack.
Back soon: Love Island will officially return on June 6, as the show’s narrator, Iain Stirling, has predicted it to be the “sexiest” season yet. Pictured in 2021
Lovely wife: Iain, 34: Ready to return to the show along with his wife, presenter Laura Whitmore, 37 (pictured from last year’s series) also admitted he hasn’t seen the villa yet.
It comes as the new Love Island villa last weekend finally seemed nearly complete with just two weeks to go until the launch of the new series.
The original Mallorcan villa on Love Island was sold in March for €3m (£2.57m) and the new location has been revealed.
New footage showed that a fire pit has been built inside the new six-bedroom mansion where contestants will gather for eliminations and regroups.
This year’s islanders will have plenty of space in the villa’s outdoor area, which also boasts a 20m swimming pool with a stunning view of the Spanish island countryside.
Love Island airs on ITV2 at 9:00pm from Monday June 6th.
New and Improved – Love Island’s new villa finally appears to be nearing completion with only two weeks to go until the release of the new series.