What time does summer Love Island 2023 start tonight and how long is it on for?

5 June 2023, 11:06

Love Island has confirmed an official summer start date
Love Island has confirmed an official summer start date. Picture: ITV
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Is Love Island summer 2023 on tonight, what time is it and how long will it be on for? Here's all the details we know so far about the new series.

Winter Love Island 2023 might have only just finished, but Maya Jama is back on our TV screens again tonight as the new summer version is set to kick off.

A brand new group of islanders, including Ella Thomas and Molly Marsh, are already in the infamous villa in Mallorca for a new series of drama, love and friendships.

So as we get ready to fill our diaries with Love Island once more, here's everything you need to know about the summer series from the start date, how long it will be on for and where it will take place.

Maya Jama walking into the Love Island villa wearing a sexy black dress and gold earrings
Maya Jama is returning as the face of Love Island for a second series. Picture: ITV

What time is summer Love Island 2023 on? How long will it be on for?

Love Island bosses and Maya Jama herself have confirmed the official start date and time for summer Love Island and we don't have long to wait!

The Mallorca villa of love will be back on our screens June 5th at 9pm. They wrote on Instagram: "It's a date! #LoveIsland returns Monday 5th June."

The opening show, where Maya will introduce us to the new contestants and couple them up, will last for an hour and 35 minutes.

The series is expected to last eight weeks, meaning the finale will be taking place in early August, however ITV have not confirmed this.

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Who will host Love Island 2023?

Maya Jama will be hosting the next series of Love Island, after taking over presenting duties from Laura Whitmore.

The insider added: “Maya [Jama] is chomping at the bit to get to work on this series too.

Kai and Sanam win Love Island 2023

“Having her on board has given Love Island a real boost and it's expected that ratings will soar.”

Summer Love Island was confirmed all the way back in June 2022, with Paul Mortimer, the Director of Reality Commissioning and Controller at ITV2, saying: "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 talkability amongst our younger audience.

"So, rather than just serving up a Summer of Love, we thought we’d make 2023 the Year of Love with two full series of the show."

Kai and Sanam were crowned Love Island winners 2023
Kai and Sanam were crowned Love Island winners 2023. Picture: ITV

Where will summer Love Island take place?

Love Island will be taking place in its usual location of Mallorca.

Over winter, the show takes place in South Africa due to the summer weather.

Back in February, Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan were crowned winners, beating original couple Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins to the £50k cash prize.

This was the first time a Casa Amor bombshell has entered the show and gone on to win in the show's eight-year history.

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