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06th Jun 2022

Winter Love Island set to make its comeback next year

Katy Brennan


While we eagerly anticipate the premiere of Love Island 2022 tonight, there’s more good news for fans.

The winter edition of the iconic dating show is set to return to our screens in 2023 after being put on hold for two years thanks to the Covid pandemic, The Sun reports.

A source told the publication: “Love Island bosses enjoyed the one and only series of Winter Love Island, but it was just before the pandemic raged so was shelved for 2021.

“When they started casting for this summer’s series they thought there’s definitely enough talent to do a second series again so have started the plans for a 2023 Winter Love Island.

“The series generally is really important for them as it attracts the all-important younger viewers, so if they can get a second series in one year then everyone will be delighted.”

The source also added that the location for the show is yet to be decided.

The first and only series so far of the spin-off edition was hosted by Laura Whitmore in Cape Town, South Africa and was won by Finn Tapp and Paige Turley.

The news comes as the summer series is set to air tonight.

This year is set to open with a huge twist as viewers have been given the power to decide who gets to couple up with who.

The shake-up is a big change from how the show normally runs. Typically, the boys present themselves to the girls, and the girls step forward if they fancy them.

It’s then up to the boys to decide which girl to couple up with, and, at the next recoupling, the cards turn and the girls make their decision.