A chef, a scientist and a firefighter walk into a villa.
The return of Love Island every summer has the same comforting familiarity as a lousy Christmas cracker joke.
But for its fifth series, which begins on Monday night, the most successful show in ITV2’s history has made some changes.
While presenter Caroline Flack and narrator Iain Stirling are returning as normal, the display has addressed some of the issues it had last year.
For example, the 2019 series has considerably more contestants from ethnic minority backgrounds – something the reveal was previously criticised for lacking.
“When I was on Love Island, there was a lot about me being the only dark skinned daughter but it didn’t genuinely faze me much, ” Samira Mighty, one of last year’s contestants, tells the Victoria Derbyshire show.
“I think it would be great to see a lot more races in there … also you have got to remember they’ve got a show to induce. They will pick personalities.”
Perhaps more notably, the prove also appears to have taken steps towards more body diversity.
Iranian Instagram star Anna Vikili has a noticeably curvier frame than her fellow contestants.
Of course, plenty of spectators were quick to say that one slightly larger contestant doesn’t go far enough.
Body positivity campaigner and actress Jameela Jamil wrote on Twitter: “The producers of Love Island think this slim woman counts as their new token ‘plus size’ contestant? Are they drunk? “
But the show’s creative director Richard Cowles argues: “Yes, we want to be as representative as possible but we also want them to be attracted to one another.
“We’re not saying that everyone that’s in there is how you’re supposed to look. We’re saying here’s a group of people that we want to watch for eight weeks, and we want to watch them fall in love.”
Sending attractive people to a villa to go dating under the sun has indeed proven to be a winning formula for the reveal since it launched in 2014.
The last series became the most popular programme in ITV2’s history, with 4.3 million viewers watching the final( when both live and catch-up figures are included ).
Other romance-based proves, such as as First Dates, Naked Attraction and Eating With My Ex, are much more open to a range of ages and body forms and are generally thought to be more representative of the UK population.
But the whole appeal of Love Island, Caroline Flack told BBC News last year, is “complete escapism, guilt-free fun and enjoyment”.
Most spectators aren’t under any illusion – they know the show is unlikely to produce genuine romance.
A look at last year’s series shows that literally every couple, including wins Dani and Jack, have since be broken down.
Most stay together for around six months after the indicate, partly due to contracts they sign with talent management bureaux, and make a living from things like promotional nightclub appearances.
But there are exceptions.
Last week, 2017 contestants Jess and Dom announced they were expecting their first newborn together, while Alex and Olivia from 2016 are married.