ITV announced that there will be two series of Love Island in 2023.
The 8th series of hit date shows is currently airing on ITV2 and has contestants at Love Island Villa in Mallorca.
Love Island is back in the New Year and it has been confirmed that there is a fresh group of islanders heading to South Africa to find love.
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The show will be held as usual in the summer of 2023, with participants spending eight weeks in Mallorca’s villa.
Earlier in January 2020, ITV aired a series of winter shows that islanders lived in villas in Cape Town, South Africa.
Paige Turley and Finley Tapp won the series and won £ 50,000 (€ 58,000) in prize money.
According to ITV, the current series of shows, aired on ITV2, will be launched for 5 million viewers integrated across all devices, making it the largest launch since 2019.
Integrated data from ITV show that Love Island is the largest program to date for 16-34 demographics.
Since the 2015 renewal, the show was previously held in two series in 2005 and 2006, but the show has spawned many long-term couples, including four weddings and seven babies.
Regarding plans for the two series in 2023, ITV2 Reality Commissioning Director and Controller Paul Mortimer said: The continuous influence and ease of talking of the show among young viewers.
“So we thought we would make 2023 the year of love with two complete series of shows, not just offering a summer of love.”
The show is currently hosted by Laura Whitmore and narrated by her husband, Iain Stirling.
Regarding the impact of the show, Series 2 contestant Olivia Buckland said: From meeting someone to falling in love, getting married and having a baby on the way, to completely changing our career.
“This experience not only opened so many new and different doors for Alex and I, but also brought so many new experiences. The best part is that they obviously met each other and now have a baby. It was to give birth!
“This experience has transformed us as human beings and gave us such a personal life experience.”
Buckland, 28, met her current husband Alex Bowen at the 2016 show, and the pair recently welcomed their first child, Abel.
The two new series will air in 2023 on ITV2 and ITVX (ITV’s new streaming platform).