Love Island star breaks silence on returning for third time - days before launch

Mitchel Taylor has teased his return to Love Island
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Love Island bad boy Mitch Taylor has finally spoken out about the rumours swirling around his potential third stint on the hit reality show ahead of the upcoming summer series. The show will be back at the start of June, with the series premiere airing across the ITV channels. Love Island begins on Monday 3rd June at 9pm on ITV1, ITV2, ITVX, STV and STV Player.

Mitch, who became a household name after his stint on last year's Love Island, has dropped some serious hints that he might be making his way back to the villa for another shot at romance. The official Love Island Instagram account recently posted some sizzling promotional pictures featuring the stunning Maya Jama, which caught the eye of the ex-gas engineer.

Unable to resist stirring the pot with his followers, Mitch cheekily suggested he's ready to dive back into the dating pool, commenting: "One more time can't hurt, can it?" But not all fans are thrilled about the prospect of Mitch's return, with one responding: "Yes it can," and another chiming in: "Lay off it."

Mitch was famously nicknamed 'Messy Mitch' due to his ability to cause drama on the show
Mitch was famously nicknamed 'Messy Mitch' due to his ability to cause drama on the show -Credit:ITV

A third fan weighed in, saying: "Not three seasons in a row...relax." This wouldn't be Mitch's first comeback; he already made waves earlier this year in the Love Island All Stars spin-off.

Since his appearance in series 10, Mitch has left quite the impression as one of the most unforgettable Islanders. He started off as one of the original heartthrobs from day one, initially pairing up with Molly Marsh and quickly earning the moniker "Messy Mitch" due to his dramatic antics.

Despite not hitting it off with Molly, Mitch moved on to Leah Taylor, Jess Harding, and Abi Moores. His romance with Abi seemed promising until he felt a stronger spark with bombshell Ella Barnes, leading to a complicated love square involving his ex Abi, her new flame Scott van-der-Sluis, and his latest interest Ella.

Mitchel was called 'nasty' and 'messy' by show fans
Mitchel was called 'nasty' and 'messy' by show fans -Credit:ITV

Ultimately, Mitch's journey ended when he was sent packing from the villa alongside Ella. Just a few weeks after their return to the UK, Mitch and Ella decided to part ways. Living up to his nickname "Messy Mitch", he was snapped cosying up with ex Abi on a red carpet at a glittering event.

Ella reportedly felt "disrespected" after her former heartthrob got back together with her villa nemesis. Viewers couldn't believe their eyes as Mitch made a shock appearance back in the Love Island villa for the spin-off series months later.

Forming an initial pair with Kaz Kamwi, he later found connection with Liberty Poole. Liberty, a native of Brummie, suffered emotional breakdowns severally while with Mitch, causing fans and fellow housemate Anton Danyluk to express their disapproval. However, Mitch's stay was short-lived, getting the boot from the villa on day 16.