Everything We Know About The Winter Edition Of Love Island

Including that all-important start date...

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Desperately missing Love Island? Same.

However, we come bearing some brilliant news: you won't have to wait much longer for your next instalment of TV’s most talked-about summer series, as there will be two series of Love Island on ITV2 in 2020. 

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With the summer well and truly behind us, the official start date has been leaked - and it looks like the much-loved dating show will be back in January. This time around, a cast of new models and Instagrammers will be stuffed into a villa in South Africa and urged to forge romantic connections with a view to taking home a cash prize.

Find out everything you need to know about Winter Love Island below…

When is Winter Love Island on TV?  

Sooner than you’d think. The brand new series is reportedly hitting our screens straight after the Christmas slump, with sources reporting Winter Love Island start date is the 8th January 2020.

According to MailOnline, staff working on the show are jetting off to South Africa, on New Year’s Day (January 1) and have a week to prepare before the official anticipated launch on January 8.

A TV source said: “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 January 8 – a week after staff arrive in South Africa. It has been decided that the show will run for six weeks instead of the usual eight.

Where is Winter Love Island set? 

Caroline Flack confirmed during the Love Island 2019 final that the show that the winter series will be taking place in Cape Town.

The South African summer runs from December-March, so it should be hot enough for all the Islanders to get their abs out while you sit on the couch eating your third selection box of the day.

Who are the contestants on Winter Love Island? 

Although the exact line-up isn’t yet confirmed, the rumour mill is already spinning, with a few names already tipped to be joining the show.

According to The Sun, fitness instructor Ellis Iyayi will be the first boy to enter the villa. The Leeds-based personal trainer has been headhunted for the ITV2 competition. Aside from his work in the gym, Ellis has also modelled for ASOS, Nike, JD Sports and GymShark. A personal trainer/model? Yeah, that sounds like a Love Islander to us. 

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Is there a trailer for Winter Love Island? 

Not yet...but watch this space.

Will Caroline Flack and Iain Sterling BE RETURNING? 

We’ve yet to hear whether the Flack will be back for another villa attack, but voiceover hero Iain Stirling has confirmed he be back to provide his witticisms for series six in South Africa.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he teased, “Do you know what, it’s gonna be an absolute blast. Winter Love Island is gonna come back sooner than you thought and it’s gonna be enjoyable.”

can i still apply to be on winter love island?

Applications for the first Love Island of 2020 are still open, with the closing date being 30th November 2019. To apply, click here.

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