Everything we know about Love Island 2021

Zoe Shenton
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Cosmopolitan

With the terribly sad Love Island-shaped hole left in our lives in 2020, we've got full faith that Love Island 2021 is going to be an absolute banger when it returns next summer. We don't yet have many details surrounding the next season, but the big bosses at ITV did promise "Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021", which sounds wonderful to us. Here's everything else we know so far about Love Island 2021:

When does Love Island 2021 start?

As with previous years, the dating show should drop right at the beginning of June and run for eight joyous weeks until August, while the winter series lasts for six weeks.

The Love Island 2021 contestants

It's still way too early to know who will be heading into the villa, but what we do know is more people than ever applied to season seven. When the 2020 series was cancelled, winter series host Laura Whitmore tweeted: "Like with a lot of things because of restrictions with travel, social distancing and unable to plan ahead, Love Island is postponed until 2021. Great news is that there have been more applications then any other series! Next year is going to be BIG. Stay safe."

And, according to The Sun, the casting process is due to kick off in January. "Reality shows can now have huge casts living together as long as all participants and crew have isolated for two full weeks beforehand, as well as having regular ­temperature testing both on and off-set," a source said. "Obviously there’s always an element of risk but ITV bosses feel it’s time to get the Love Island cogs turning, with a view to it being made in early summer."

How to apply for Love Island 2021

The Love Island application is still live, which means if you fancy yourself as the next Amber Gill, Molly-Mae Hague or Maura Higgins and want an extended, all-expenses paid holiday (and of course the chance to find love!), you should apply! You can fill out the initial application form here.

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