Love Island 2018: What time is it on, who are the contestants and when is the final?

Love Island 2018 cast

By Alice Westoby

ITV2 are bringing Love Island 2018 back to our screens with a very hot cast - but when can we finally watch the villa in action? And how long is it on for?

It's summer time and that can only mean one TV show...Love Island 2018! And we already have so many questions like how much are we going to love this year's cast? And when is it on and how long for?

Last year's 2017 series had everyone glued to their TV sets to find out whether Amber Davies was really going to put all her eggs in Kem Cetinay's basket or if Chris Hughes was really Liv Attwood's type on paper.

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The last series seems like a distant memory and now most of the couples have split up with the exception of a few, lets turn our attention to what the show has in store for us this year.


When does Love Island 2018 start?

This year's series of Love Island airs on ITVBe at 9pm on Monday 4th July.

The show will air every evening at the same time Monday - Friday with Aftersun presumed to be returning this year on Sunday evenings.

In addition to the TV coverage, last year's Love Island winner Kem Cetinay will be hosting a podcast with Scottish presenter Arielle Free in which they'll be bringing daily gossip from the villa.

Who are the 2018 Love Island contestants? 

A line up of 12 stunning singles has been revealed to be heading into the villa with a familiar face in the form of Dani Dyer, daughter of Eastenders star Danny Dyer.

22-year-old Danni got knocked out of ITV2's Love Island-esque show 'Survival of the Fittest' due to injury it was rumoured previously that ITV bosses had thought about sending her out to Mallorca in the summer.

Fun fact: a whopping 60,000 people applied to take part within the first 12 hours of applications opening.

Check out the lowdown on the full line up here.

Who will be presenting Love Island?

Caroline Flack has been fronting Love Island for the past two years, heading into the villa to deliver the news that new singles were on the way or that somebody was getting dumped from the island. 

She seemed to confirm her involvement in this year's series with a tweet showing her excitement for the show to start again which read '2 months'. 

How long is Love Island on TV for?

Last year love island ran for eight weeks, but this year's application stipulates that any hopeful islanders should be able to commit to a minimum of ten weeks.

Does that mean two weeks more of Love Island?!  

What do the winners of Love Island win?

The prize for the winner of Love Island is £50,000 - although many will remember the twist that happened at the end of last year's series.

One contestant from the winning couple got given the envelope and asked if they wanted to keep the money or split it with their partner. Last year's winners Amber and Kem decided to split their winnings.

But of course the money doesn't stop there.

An appearance on Love Island comes with lots of lucrative deals when the contestants return back to the UK which could earn them at least a small fortune. 

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