The new series of Love Island launched last night with Hampshire PE teacher Hugo Hammond trending on social media already.

The series opener showed the contestants arriving in batches as they got acquainted with their fellow islanders and new living environment before the coupling up began.

After all the women had arrived, the men were brought in one by one to pick an islander to couple up with.

Before they made their decision, each of the female contestants was given the opportunity to step forwards to express an interest in the new arrival.

But sadly, none of the women stepped forward for Hugo.

The 24-year-old PE teacher said prior to entering the villa, that Love Island presented “an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there."

He added: “I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.”

Viewers outraged by the women's lack of interest in Hugo, began comparing him to another unlucky in love Islander from a previous series, Dr Alex George.

The ITV dating show returned to television screens on Monday for the first time since the winter series in 2020 after it was cancelled last summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.