Love Island start date ‘confirmed’ as Maya Jama set to return as host
24th May 2023

Love Island: Maya Jama touches down in show’s opening sequence

This year’s winter Love Island took place in a villa in South Africa and saw Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan crowned the winners.

The summer season is set to be held in sun-soaked Majorca as usual with an array of new singletons hoping to find their dream partner.

Maya Jama, who hosted the winter edition of the show, will also be fronting the summer series after she replaced Laura Whitmore as the show’s host and was warmly welcomed by ITV fans.

The return date for this summer’s Love Island has now been confirmed with the season launching on June 5 at 9pm.

Most summer Love Islands have kicked off between June 3 and June 7, which is often the first Monday of the month.

However, series two in 2016 started in late May and the 2021 version aired in late June.

This year’s series is set to run for eight weeks and rumours have already been circulating about who might be entering the villa.

“ITV have already lined up the islanders who will be heading to the show’s villa in Majorca,” a source told The Sun.

“The cast will fly out late next month ready for the show to begin in just eight weeks.”

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Among those rumoured in the line-up include Molly Marsh who is the daughter of Coronation Street star Janet Marsh.

Another contestant rumoured to be joining the show is a Lipsy London model called Chloe Baker.

The full Love Island line-up for the summer series will be announced in due course.

Host Maya said ahead of entering the villa earlier this year: “I’ve always been such a massive Love Island fan and I’m so excited to be hosting one of the nation’s favourite shows! I can’t wait to get into the villa to meet all of the islanders.”

Love Island remains at the forefront of popular culture as it enters its 10th series.

Since it lunched on January 16, the ninth series has had over 161 million programme streams on ITVX to date and the launch attracted the biggest audience of the series, with 3.4m viewers.

Over on social, the Love Island social accounts have garnered over half a billion video views, plus over 4million tweets about the last series.

Love Island episodes are available to watch on ITVX.

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