Big news, guys. As if Love Island taking over your life for two months of the year wasn't already enough, Winter Love Island is officially coming back for 2023. This is HUGE news.
When was winter Love Island 2023 announced?
In June 2022, ITV shared a press release announcing the big news that the winter version of the much-loved show was coming back for the first time since 2020. They revealed, "2023 is officially the year of Love, as ITV and Lifted Entertainment (part of ITV Studios) announce two new series of Love Island, coming to ITV2 and ITVX in the New Year.
"As TV’s biggest show across 16-34 year olds, Love Island will kick start the New Year with a fresh batch of Islanders heading to South Africa on a quest for love and romance. In the villa of their dreams, their stay in paradise will serve up everything from bombshell arrivals to hideaway hijinks."
Who will present winter Love Island 2023?
So far, Love Island fans have been left in the dark over who will be taking on hosting duties for the 2023 winter series. Will it be Laura Whitmore? Could it be Maya Jama? We're waiting (im)patiently to find out.
What have ITV said about winter Love Island 2023?
Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning and Controller, ITV2, said “Love Island has once again proved itself to be the nation’s favourite talking point across the summer, and 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.
Winter Love Island 2023 cast
Sadly, we don't yet know who will be heading into the Love Island 2023 winter villa, but we do know it will be dramatic. For now, check out the Love Island 2022 cast, while also reminiscing about the winter Love Island series one cast, including Paige Turley and Finley Tapp.
When will winter Love Island 2023 be released?
Mike Spencer, Executive Producer at Lifted Entertainment, revealed we can expect the new series in January 2023. As he put it, "After eight brilliant series, we are excited to be serving up two helpings of love in 2023 by kicking off in January at a stunning new villa in South Africa.
"We can look forward to more romances, bromances and everything in between as we embark on another epic year of love."
Two series in a year? We can't wait.
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