Love Island summer 2023 is in full swing, and it's fair to say the new season hasn't been short of drama so far.


Episode 26 saw a series of rows erupt in the villa after Scott van der Sluis discovered that the group had been chatting about his relationship with Catherine Agbaje behind his back – and gathered the entire villa around the firepit to confront them.

Things quickly escalated when Tyrique Hyde then accused Scott of "playing a game" and “over exaggerating" his feelings for Catherine.
But Tyrique and Scott weren't the only contestants to clash, with Kady McDermott and Whitney Adebayo also butting heads over the latter's interest in Kady's partner Zachariah Noble.

And with Casa Amor on its way, and the line-up for the show's infamous twist confirmed, it looks like the drama is only just getting started.

Perhaps most notably, Zach's ex Molly Marsh is on her way back to the villa to take part in Casa Amor, which could leave Zach in a bit of a pickle.

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Of course, love isn't the only thing on the cards, of course, with the cast also hoping to join past winners such as Amber Gill, Kem Cetinay and Dani Dyer to take home the huge cash prize!
If you're thinking it hasn't been long since Love Island was last on our screens, you're right as the recent winter season saw Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan crowned the winners, becoming the first Casa Amor couple in the show’s history to take the prize money.

It wouldn't be a series of Love Island without the witty commentary of Iain Stirling. The comedian and husband of previous Love Island host Laura Whitmore has been providing the witty voiceover for all the action since 2015.

Ahead of season 10, we spoke to Iain who revealed the pressure of narrating the ITV2 dating show.

As we strap in for another rollercoaster ride of a Love Island series, here's everything you need to know about Love Island season 10, from the start date and time to the filming location and even how to apply.

What time does Love Island air?

Molly, Mitchell and Catherine for Love Island 2023 cast.
Molly, Mitchell and Catherine for Love Island 2023 cast. ITV

Love Island season 10 returned to ITV2 on Monday 5th June at 9pm.

The first episode saw the new Islanders couple up for the first time and there were already some major changes to this season. Speaking to and other press, executive producer at ITV Mike Spencer teased: “You could probably tune in to episode 1 and there'll be a few things you weren't expecting.

"We know the public are going to couple up the islanders, but I think from the get-go, the start of the show might be a little bit different."

ITV has now confirmed the Love Island format change for summer 2023 season, with the boys and girls entering the villa at the same time.

Love Island season 10 continues to air on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm Monday to Friday, with Unseen Bits airing on Saturday and Love Island resuming at the same time on Sunday nights.

How long is Love Island on tonight?

Well, the new series was off to a stellar start with the premiere episode taking up a healthy slot in TV schedules. The first episode aired on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm and wrapped up at 10.35pm.

The rest of the episodes are usually around the one hour mark and air at 9pm, ending at 10pm.

What channel is Love Island on?

Love Island will air on ITV2 and ITVX, with episodes airing daily and available to watch back on ITVX at any time. The same goes for Love Island's other weekly shows, Unseen Bits and Aftersun, which will also air on ITV2.

How long is Love Island for?

Scott - Love Island
Love Island's Scott van-der-Sluis. ITV/Lifted Entertainment

Love Island kicked off on Monday 5th June 2023 but it's set to be a long summer as the dating reality series usually airs over the course of eight weeks. Here's to our TV schedules being taken over for the next two months!

When does Love Island summer 2023 finish?

As of now, there's no confirmed finale date for the series but as per the last seasons, Love Island usually airs for a total of eight weeks. This means that we could expect the final episode of this Love Island summer 2023 series to wrap up in the last week of July or the first week of August 2023.

Love Island summer 2023 start date

CONFIRMED: Love Island starts on Monday 5th June 2023 at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

ITV officially commissioned Love Island for seasons 9 and 10 in June last year, with ITV2's director of reality commissioning and controller Paul Mortimer saying: "Rather than just serving up a Summer of Love, we thought we’d make 2023 the Year of Love with two full series of the show."

Love Island first aired its summer season in June 2015 and has since broadcast six seasons in May or June, missing out the summer of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Love Island summer 2023 contestants

The Islanders for Love Island season 10
The Islanders for Love Island season 10. Lifted Entertainment/ITV

The Love Island 2023 cast has been confirmed!

Here are the contestants:

How to apply for Love Island

Maya Jama
Maya Jama ITV / Lifted Entertainment

If you're interested in entering the villa in search of romance, you can sign up on the show's applications website – you just need to be over the age of 18, not employed by ITV or related to anyone who works on the programme, hold a passport that is valid until at least six months after the programme end date and be available to participate in the programme for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks.

Where is Love Island filmed?

Love Island new villa (ITV)
The Love Island villa.

Love Island's summer seasons tend to be filmed in Mallorca, with the last five seasons taking contestants to a villa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.

The villa featured in season 8 was reportedly worth more than £2 million, with executive producer Mike Spencer saying that it had the "biggest bedroom" ever shown on the reality series.

"So, basically the idea behind this was we wanted to take it back to what it used to be in the early series, where they're opposite each other. So, yeah, it has that because I think there's so much more banter when you're cross and going to bed at night," he said.

Love Island relocated to South Africa for the winter season, with the season 9 islanders moving into Ludus Magnus, a villa near Cape Town with an Olympic-sized pool.

Love Island airs on ITV2 at 9pm. You can watch all previous seasons of Love Island on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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