9 January 2023
Sam Thompson announced as the brand new Love Island podcast co-host

ITV2 and ITVX’s Love Island today announces Indiyah Polak and Sam Thompson as the brand new Love Island podcast hosts and Aftersun regular panellists.

Former Islander and finalist Indiyah and much-loved series commentator Sam will be coming together every day to spill the tea on all the latest goings on in the Villa.

From their thoughts on the latest couplings, dumpings and bombshell antics, to interviews with Islanders from across the show’s 9 series, Love Island: The Morning After, produced by Listen, is the go-to podcast for fans of the hit dating series.

The duo will also join new host Maya Jama live in London every Sunday night for Love Island: Aftersun, where they’ll deep dive into the latest news from the sun-drenched South African Villa, share unseen clips and chat to celebrities, Islanders’ family, friends and more.

Love Island is the biggest show for 16-34s. Record-breaking viewing figures saw Love Island become the most-watched series ever on ITV Hub, with more than 269 million streams last summer. Content posted on the Love Island social accounts had a reach of almost 2 billion.

Indiyah says: “Not me teaming up with Sam on the Love Island podcast and getting to be a regular panellist on Aftersun. I genuinely can't explain how excited I am!! I can't wait to speak to the Islanders and get all the cheeky goss from their friends and families. It's gonna be an insane series, I can’t wait!!”

Sam says: "It feels like I’m with my family and we’re all in it together and I really like it. We’re all massive fans of the show and it’s really, really nice."

Mike Spencer, Creative Director, Lifted Entertainment, says: “I can’t wait to hear what Indiyah and Sam will bring to both the podcast this year and Aftersun, alongside our fantastic new host Maya Jama. Sam and Indiyah have passion for the show, natural chemistry and all the chat so you can guarantee to be entertained everyday!”

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