Is Love Island on tonight? Start date, time and channel revealed

5 June 2024, 17:07

Fans have been wondering how to watch Love Island
Fans have been wondering how to watch Love Island. Picture: ITV

By Hope Wilson

Love Island 2024 is here and viewers are ready for season 11 to kick off, but what channel is Love Island on and when does it start? Everything you need to know about the new series.

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It's that time of year again, as Love Island 2024 is going to be on our TV screens very soon.

Maya Jama, 29, is back to welcome the season 11 Islanders to the villa as they couple up (and break up) with their potential love interests. This year's bunch of contestants include Harriet Blackmore, 24, Ayo Odukoya, 25, and Sean Stone, 24, as well as Patsy Field, 29, who is keen to raise awareness for Erb's palsy, a condition which affects the nerves in her arm.

Following the success of the All Stars series earlier this year– which saw Molly Smith, 30, and Tom Clare, 24, crowned champions– fans are hoping the summer season will bring love, heartache, and a whole lot of fiery drama. Will this year's contestants find love like their fellow alum? We can't wait to find out!

Is Love Island on tonight? The show's start date, time and channel revealed ahead of season 11 premiere.

Maya Jama is hosting Love Island 2024
Maya Jama is hosting Love Island 2024. Picture: ITV

How to watch Love Island 2024

What time is Love Island on?

Love Island starts at 9pm every night from Sunday-Friday. Depending on the episode length, the show will last from 9pm until between 10pm-11pm.

Where to watch Love Island UK?

Fans can watch Love Island on ITV2 and ITVX every night.

The premiere episode was shown on ITV1 and STV for the first time ever, in a bid to boost ratings.

Speaking to The Sun, a source revealed the real reason for the channel change, telling the publication: "ITV want to throw their weight behind Love Island and make sure it has a big, glitzy moment when the 11th series kicks off next month.

"Showing it across every channel means creating what they hope will be a big TV moment. It shows there is still a real commitment to the format even nine years on.

"Using the full might of ITV means reaching every demographic, including the crucial 16-34s."

This is similar to the launch episode of Big Brother last year, which saw the series begin on ITV1 and then transition to ITV2 where it continued to air.

The cast of Love Island 2024 has been revealed
The cast of Love Island 2024 has been revealed. Picture: ITV

Is Love Island on tonight?

Love Island is on every single night apart from Saturday when Love Island: Unseen Bits is shown instead.

This programme recaps the week in the villa as well as giving viewers some previously unseen clips of the Islanders having fun.

Love Island Aftersun hosted by Maya Jama is broadcast after Sunday's episode of Love Island.

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