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Love Island’s series opener faces schedule clash with Boris Johnson’s vote of no confidence

Love Island finally returns tonight with Laura Whitmore back as host, but it’s now set to air at exactly the same time as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vote of no confidence…

The hit ITV2 dating series will welcome a new batch of singletons hoping for a summer of romance in Mallorca.

There are already huge twists set to come too, as the islanders will find out the public has been busy voting for which couples they want to see take shape.

But amid the drama of Love Island, there’s also quite the political drama taking place too.

The Prime Minister could be unseated from his job this evening, with Conservative MPs set to vote on whether he remains in his position.

Sir Graham Brady, the leader of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, announced this morning that he had received more than 54 letters calling for a vote of confidence.

However, this inconveniently will air at 9pm, just as fans get to see their first glimpse of this year’s contestants.

If the Prime Minister wins the vote, he will have a year in office before another vote can be held – unless the rules are changed.

Sir Graham explained in a statement: ‘The threshold of 15% of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded.

Laura is back as host of Love Island (Picture: ITV)

‘In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 6pm and 8pm today, Monday 6th June – details to be confirmed.

‘The votes will be counted immediately afterwards. An announcement will be made at a time to be advised. Arrangements for the announcement will be released later today.’

Thankfully, ITV has already confirmed to Metro.co.uk that the opener of Love Island will be running as normal.

If you’re wanting to try and get a glimpse of both events this evening, you can always tune into Love Island an hour later on ITV2 +1…

Love Island airs tonight from 9pm on ITV2 and the ITV Hub.


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