While the extension has been announced, fans still don’t know when they will see the winners crowned before a live audience.
The last two summer series of Love Island have been broadcast over an eight-week period, having run from the beginning of June until the end of July.
Last year, the show’s finale took place on 29 July and saw fan-favourite Amber Gill and late-comer Greg O’Shea be crowned the series’ 2019 winners.
This series of Love Island is the first to start in January, with the show’s promotional tagline being, ‘Do one, winter’.
The islanders moved into the new Cape Town villa on Sunday and were greeted by replacement host Laura Whitmore, who stepped into Caroline Flack’s role after the former host was arrested in December for assault by beating.
Love Island airs on weekdays and Sunday at 9pm on ITV2