Love Island’s future is looking bright as ITV commissions two series for 2023, including Winter Love Island. It’s time to gear up for The Year Of Love.
Double the trouble, double the fun – Love Island is officially back for two sizzling shows in 2023. That means more drama, more break-ups and more chances for contestants to fall in love… And win that sizzling £50,000, of course.
Excitingly, 2023 also marks the return of Winter Love Island. Expected early in the year, the dating series will finally return to South Africa in a brand new villa. This will mark the second-ever edition of Winter Love Island, following the success of the 2020 series.
Paige Turley and Finn Tapp (who are still together FYI) won the first Winter Love Island in 2020. Other cast members from Winter Love Island include Siannise Fudge and Shaughna Phillips, both of which have gone on to have extremely lucrative careers. I can’t wait to see who the 2023 version will throw our way.
We would’ve seen Winter Love Island on our screens in 2021. It was, however, forced to take a break from screens due to the coronavirus pandemic. But tthe summer edition of the dating show came back with a bang in summer 2021.
You can expect to see the second outing of Winter Love Island on your screens in January 2023. Following this, the reality TV series will set up camp again in Mallorca for a scorching eight-week-long summer. Right now, we don’t have exact airing date confirmations, but we do know both shows are coming soon.
The confirmation came on Thursday by Paul Mortimer. The Director of Reality Commissioning and Controller at ITV2 reportedly told The Mirror, “Love Island has once again proved itself to be the nation’s favourite talking point across the summer. We’re always blown away by the show’s ongoing impact and talk-ability amongst our younger audience.”
“So, rather than just serving up a Summer of Love,” he continues. “We thought we’d make 2023 the Year of Love with two full series of the show.”
Mike Spencer, Executive Producer at Lifted Entertainment echoed Paul Mortimer’s sentiments, “After eight brilliant series, we are excited to be serving up two helpings of love in 2023 by kicking off in January at a stunning new villa in South Africa.”
“We can look forward to more romances, bromances and everything in-between as we embark on another epic year of love,” he continues to The Mirror.
Right now, we’re still in the belly of the beast when it comes to Love Island. The 2022 edition of the show is getting steamier as the romance (and the drama) is constantly cranking up. According to research, we also might already have our winning boy in the Mallorca villa. The heat is truly on.
You can watch Love Island season eight every night (except Saturday) at 9pm on ITV2.
Feature Image Credit: ITV2/Love Island