When does Winter Love Island kick off and how long will the new series last?

When does Winter Love Island kick off and how long will the new series last?

Love Island has become a reality TV sensation, with its appeal making it a smash not just in the UK, but all over the globe.

It's understandable, then, that after the continued success of the 2019 series, next year will see double helpings of everyone's favourite dating hit.

Yes, 2020 will see not only a summer Love Island, but also a winter edition, set all the way in South Africa – as opposed to the usual Mallorca.

The country's summer runs between December and March, so temperatures could be set to soar in the Cape Town villa.

While an official date hasn't been confirmed, the show's reportedly set for a comeback very soon into the new year – on 8th January.

According to MailOnline, those that work on the show will be jetting out on New Year's Day.


Insiders told the publication: "The new Winter Love Island will launch the second week of January.

"Bosses are still deciding on the final date but it is thought to be 8th January – a week after staff arrive in South Africa."

The sources added that two weeks will be trimmed off the summer edition's run time – meaning it would run for six rather than eight weeks.

"It has been decided that the show will run six weeks instead of the usual eight," they said, "The new cast of singletons fly out just days before the launch but bosses work with test Islanders to uncover the best spots in the villa to create drama."


Of course, it wouldn't be Love Island without the staples of presenter Caroline Flack and voiceover legend Iain Stirling.

Caroline's currently in South Africa filming promos ahead of the show, after a gruelling 13 hour flight which she documented on Instagram.

Iain showed his face on Good Morning Britain and confirmed he'd be lending his Scottish tones to Love Island's new edition, gushing: "Do you know what?

"Winter Love Island is gonna come back sooner than you thought and it's gonna be enjoyable."

While the cast is unknown, rumours were floating for a while that Katie Price's ex-toyboy Charles Drury had signed on for the villa.

Charles hit out at the speculation though, branding the rumours "fake news."

Another hunk that might be heading out is model Jay Munro, who's lent his voice to the Aussie version of The Voice.

A source told The Daily Star: "Jay will be the one al the girls will be chasing.

"Like Tommy Fury, he's a sportsman, in good shape and has dreamy good looks."

Fitness instructor Ellis Iyayi was also rumoured for the show, but like Charles, branded it "fake news."

He wrote on Instagram: "Working and just across this geeza apparently going on Love Island – this is all new to me, fake news guys, sorry to let you down."

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