Meet Love Island stars Chris Hughes, Dom Lever and Jessica Shears at Truckfest East 2017

Chris Hughes. Picture: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire

Chris Hughes. Picture: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire - Credit: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire

Love Islanders are coming to Norfolk in a special appearance next month at Truckfest East, back next month by popular demand.

Dominic Lever. Picture: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire

Dominic Lever. Picture: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire - Credit: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire

It's a reality rom-com that's turned into the TV sensation of the summer – yes, it's Love Island. And you could be meeting some of the stars of the show at Truckfest East next month.

ITV's hit Love Island takes 12 young, free and single participants to a gorgeous villa in Majorca, metaphorically lighting the touch paper to see how many sparks fly and in which direction.

Norfolk's own Caroline Flack has been host for the first two seasons, which have included a Miss Great Britain, Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle's ex-security guard and rugby ace Danny Cipriani's ex. While entertaining millions of viewers, this year's winners – who will be announced on Monday – will split winnings of £50,000.

Now three of this year's crop of sculpted reality stars – Dom, Jess and Chris – will be joining crowds at the Norfolk Showground for the first time ever at Truckfest East as they take to the arena to meet and greet fans.

Jessica Shears. Picture: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire

Jessica Shears. Picture: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire - Credit: Joel Anderson/ITV

And we have three pairs of tickets for lucky EDP competition winners who will be able to get up close and personal with their Love Island favourites (see panel below).

Truckfest East is back by popular demand at the showground at Costessey on Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20.

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Each year the event grows, with loads more trucks and people attending the hugely popular outdoor event. And this year brings more trucks, more celebrities and more entertainment.

While retaining its unique atmosphere, the Truckfest events are set to enhance the visitor experience, with new elements not previously seen at any of the weekends, bringing them right up to date with all that's best in the road haulage industry, plus entertainment features and main arena action.

As well as the Love Islanders, Ice Road Truckers stars Lisa Kelly and Todd Dewey will be greeting fans all weekend and – new to the event this year – the outrageous Jesse McClure, from Storage Hunters, will be joining Todd Dewey in the main arena as hosts... so be prepared for some fun and frolics. Anything could happen!

Monster Truck Swamp Thing 4x4 and world-famous stunt driver Terry Grant will keep everyone on the edge of their seats when they show off their dare-devil stunts.

There is loads, too, for the kids, with children's TV characters Paw Patrol, Transformers and Star Wars making appearances all weekend, so don't forget your camera!

Truckfest is believed to host the largest truck events in the UK and has been pulling in truck enthusiasts and industry key players for more than 35 years.

The logistics sector contributes £85 billion to the UK economy and many of the major fleet operators and their drivers attend TruckFest – and with more than 150 fleet operators, including some of UK's prime movers, at the nine UK shows, it is the perfect venue for everyone in the trucking industry as well as the general public.

TruckFest can provide access to this wide ranging and valuable profile of manufacturers, fleet operators and owner drivers.

Ticket prices are (advanced early bird ticket costs) £14 for an adult and children's tickets (5-15) are just £6 and family tickets are £35 (two adults, two children). Under-5s go free.

To book your tickets or to find out more log on to

ITV2 will air the final of Love Island 2017 at 9pm on Monday.

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