New Love Island host revealed - as show legend joins presenting team after two stints in the villa

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Love Island is returning this summer - with a new host on the team -Credit:ITV

Love Island has a new host, with wise-cracking 'rizz' merchant Chris Taylor joining the presenting line-up ahead of the new series.

He will team up with Sam Thompson, Indiyah Polack and Amy Hart in fronting the series' spin-off show and join the panel on Aftersun alongside main host Maya Jama.

It comes after Chris, 33, who was once in a relationship with villa favourite Maura Higgins, was revealed to be one of the forthcoming contestants on Celebs Go Dating.

The new Love Island hosting line-up was revealed this morning by The Sun, with a source explaining: “Chris is Love Island royalty and bosses were thrilled to add him to the presenting line-up for The Morning After podcast, as well as the regular weekly Aftersun panel.

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Chris Taylor has been on Love Island twice - and now he's back for more -Credit:ITV/REX/Shutterstock

"He’ll be joining Amy Hart, who made her podcast debut earlier this year, as well as Sam Thompson and Indiyah Hart, who have juggled podcast and Aftersun for a couple of series now."

Chris first appeared as a contestant on the fifth series of Love Island and, after a brief Hollywood career appearing in a cameo role in the blockbuster Barbie, returned once more.

Viewers saw him struggle to build lasting romance in the show's spin-off Love Island: All Stars earlier this year and he exited the series after 26 days.

He did forge a strong bond with co-star Kaz Kamwi, to the extent that the pair have been repeatedly linked after going on what appeared to be a series of dates.

Despite them insisting they are friends, some fans have been unpersuaded after seeing their cosy days out together.

One wrote: "I feel like they're together." Another adding: "Yeah they are defo seeing eachother lol."