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What time is Love Island on tonight? Everything you need to know about the 2021 series

Your guide to watching all the drama from the villa this summer.

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Published: Monday, 23rd August 2021 at 8:56 pm

It has been a fun summer full of all the drama we have come to expect from the show, but the Love Island 2021 final is about to begin and we will soon know who the winners will be for 2021.

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Millie and Liam, Faye and Teddy, Kaz and Tyler, and Chloe and Toby all made it through, however, fans have predicted Kaz and Tyler will win Love Island 2021.

It has been an emotional final few days with previous favourites to win Liberty and Jake calling it quits and walking out of the show, leaving us with the final four couples.

Last night saw the parents make their way to the villa to meet all the Love Island 2021 contestants, and it looked like many family members approved, although Teddy's brother didn't seem too pleased with Faye's past behaviour to begin with.

As we get closer and closer to finding out who are winners are and seeing whether they'll split the £50,000 cash prize (they usually always do), read on for everything you need to know about Love Island, including what happened on Love Island last night, who left Love Island and what time the ITV reality series airs tonight.

What time is Love Island on tonight?

Love Island will be back for one final 2021 show tonight, Monday 23rd August at 9pm on ITV2.

We are only a short amount of time away from finding out which couple is going to be the winners of this years' show.

Join RadioTimes.com for live coverage of tonight's show in our Love Island 2021 final live blog.

If you've missed any of the action from the villa, you can read up on what happened recently on Love Island here.

How long is Love Island tonight?

We have a bumper-sized show to conclude the series tonight with the final set to run for 1 hour and 35 minutes - so it will finish up at 10.35pm.

What channel is Love Island on?

Love Island airs on ITV2 everyday at 9pm. Episodes are also available to watch on catch up on the ITV Hub.

You can find out more about how to watch Love Island, here.

When does Love Island finish?

Love Island usually finishes at 10pm each night – however, the first episode in the new series wrapped at 10:35pm as the islanders had their first coupling.

We can expect longer episodes at points throughout the series when the big drama hits.

The Love Island 2021 final will take place on Monday, August 23rd at 9pm. The show confirmed the 2021 final date in a tweet which was advertising a competition to win tickets to a final screening party on 23rd August.

The grand finale will see one of the Love Island 2021 couples crowned winners, and the'll decide if they want to split the Love Island prize money.

Is Love Island on every night?

Almost. The dating show airs new episodes every night on ITV2 at 9pm, except Saturdays. A clip show of "Unseen" bits from the week is shown instead.

Where to watch Love Island 2021

Viewers can tune into the seventh series every night on ITV2 at 9pm. Saturday's episode is a compilation of the week's events. If you're unable to watch it when it airs on TV, episodes are also available to stream on the ITV Hub, where new episodes are uploaded as soon as they been broadcast.

The hub keeps previous episodes for several days, so you could even binge a few in one go if you prefer to get your Love Island fix that way.

How long is Love Island on for?

Love Island began on June 28th and the final is set to take place on Monday 23rd August, which means that this series of Love Island will have aired for eight weeks in total.

How long does Love Island last?

It varies from about six to eight weeks.

While previous years have lasted around six weeks, the current series will last for eight weeks – the same amount of time as the 2019 summer season.

How long does Casa Amor last?

Casa Amor usually last a few days. This year's Casa Amor kicked off on Monday, 26th July and began wrapping up from Thursday, 29th July. It officially ended on Friday, 30th July as all the contestants decided who they wanted to couple up with.

When did Love Island start?

The ITV dating show started on Monday June 28th at 9pm.

The news was announced on This Morning on Wednesday 16th June by the show's presenter Holly Willoughby.

Who are the Love Island 2021 contestants?

Love Island contestants
Love Island contestants ITV

Here's a list of all the series seven islanders:

As well as first-look images of the 2021 cast, ITV released a video clip introducing the Love Island contestants, from PE teacher Hugo Hammond to civil servant Sharon Gaffka.

In the build up to the announcement there were plenty of rumours. A junior doctor named Toluwa Adepeju had been rumoured to be appearing on the show, along with boxer Harry Benn, fire-eater Alexis Bailey, 21, James Price, 23, who was previously romantically linked to 2019 contestant Lucie Donlan, and Gordon Ramsay's 21-year-old daughter Holly.

ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri previously told RadioTimes.com that the casting team were met with over 1,000 applicants.

“There’s been more applications than ever," she said. "They’ve whittled it down and we’re all very pleased. We’ve got a big sort of pool at the moment and we need to sort of work out who to put in the opening line-up and who sort of to hold back, you know as a bombshell – we need the bombshells!” she said.

Earlier this month, it was revealed the cast were quarantining in Spain ready to enter the villa.

'The cast are already in Spain, quarantining ahead of the first episode," a source told The Sun. "Everyone's really excited – it's going to be the best series yet as they have some really interesting islanders lined up for the villa."

Who were the Casa Amor contestants?

This year's Casa Amor contestants were:

  • Lillie Haynes, 22, from South Shields - DUMPED
  • Amy Day, 25, from Surrey - DUMPED
  • Clarisse Juliette, 23, from London - DUMPED
  • Dale Mehmet, 24, from Glasgow - DUMPED
  • Jack Barlow, 26, from East Sussex - DUMPED
  • Sam Jackson, 23, from Clitheroe - DUMPED
  • Salma Naran, 20, from Dublin - DUMPED
  • Mary Bedford, 22, from Wakefield - DUMPED
  • Kaila Troy, 28, from Dublin - DUMPED
  • Harry Young, 24, from Glasgow - DUMPED
  • Medhy Malanda, 24, from Luton - DUMPED

How can you apply for Love Island?

Applications for the summer series are currently open and will remain open until the 16th July.

If you wish to put yourself forward for series seven, fill out the official application form here.

Love Island COVID changes

The show's host Laura Whitmore revealed the tight COVID measures and rigorous interview process which was used to keep cast safe while still being able to interact with each other.

"They're all in a bubble together. The Islanders have been out there for two weeks beforehand. I feel like all of Majorca is going to be the cast of Love Island," she explained in an interview on Good Morning Britain.

One big change is that Laura will not actually be entering the villa this series.

"I'm not going to be in the villa at all. So everything I do will be done outside the villa, or by the pool or by the firepit. So we stick to the rules that way," she added.

Who hosts Love Island?

Love Island 2021
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After a successful stint on the most recent winter series, Laura Whitmore has returned to host the summer version, alongside her husband Iain Stirling, who provides the show's famous voiceover.

Where is the Love Island villa?

Confirmed: Love Island is taking place in its usual villa in Mallorca.

An ITV boss recently spoke out on the Love Island 2021 location, saying: "Mallorca is its home."

The Mallorcan villa was pictured being refurbished and when RadioTimes.com asked ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri about it earlier in the year, she said: "We haven’t announced anything officially but Mallorca is very much the home of Love Island."

She added:"I can’t confirm anything 100 per cent at this stage but it will definitely be the Love Island viewers know and love.”

As for whether producers considered any other locations for the show, Stavri said: “We did look into some back up plans but we were all very much focused on making it happen in Mallorca, which is where it belongs quite frankly.”

This year a large proportion of production for Love Island 2021 is being moved to the UK, following the pandemic Nevertheless, we're told the 2021 series will be the Love Island viewers "know and love!"

In the previous winter series, singletons were whisked away to sunny South Africa, however, the summer edition has historically unfolded at a luxury villa in Mallorca.

Love Island 2021 trailer

ITV previously released an official Love Island trailer for the seventh series, where the show's voiceover Iain Stirling can be heard telling a crowd of young people: "This is not a drill!"

You can watch the full clip below.

Love Island 2021 app

Ever wondered what it's like to be on Love Island? Well now you can find out - kind of. Love Island are to launch interactive gaming app alongside new series.

I’ve Got A Text!, created by developer Unrd in partnership with ITV and I Saw It First, invites viewers to star in their own fictionalised version of the reality dating show over the course of 24 days while the real series airs on ITV2 this summer.

Love Island podcast

Can't get enough of the villa shenanigans, well you can tune into the Love Island: Morning After podcast hosted by former contestant Kem Cetinay and Arielle Free.

For more information on how to download the podcast, see here.

Why was Love Island 2020 cancelled?

Love Island contestants
ITV

Unfortunately, Love Island's previous summer series was cancelled on account of the coronavirus pandemic, as travel restrictions and social distancing meant a dating show abroad wasn't feasible.

Director of Television at ITV, Kevin Lygo, made the announcement, explaining there was simply no way it could go ahead given the current UK lockdown.

He said in a statement: “We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.

“In normal circumstances, we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.

“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021.

“In the meantime, Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox.”

Want more show content? Check out our guide to all of the Love Island songs featured on each episode.

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Love Island airs new episodes every night on ITV2 at 9pm, except Saturdays. While you’re waiting, check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what’s on tonight. 

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