Prepare to have your head turned as Love Island returns to screens this month
By Charlotte Briggs, Writer
Pack your bags because things are about to heat up – Love Island is back for its ninth(!!) season. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, the 2023 winter series will be hosted by new face Maya Jama!
DJ and presenter Jama will be joining the Islanders in South Africa for eight sun-soaked weeks of whirlwind relationships, heartbreaks and getting mugged off. But there’s no need for fans to feel down about the departure of former host Laura Whitmore, as her IRL husband Iain Stirling will still be providing plenty of wisecracks and banter as the show’s narrator.
The rumours are already flying about potential contestants, including the alleged return of former bombshells Joanna Chimonides and Arabella Chi. Talk about drama! The lucky line-up will be staying in a luxurious supersized villa in the exclusive Franschhoek valley, so there’s plenty of room for Islanders, bombshells, and Casa Amor babes to catch feelings.
With last year’s winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti still going strong, the next generation of sexy singletons are coming in hot for a chance at true love and a big fat cash prize. From adorable bromances to heart stopping romances, tune in to find out who will be unlucky in love or find the ultimate connection.
Crack on with our quiz to brush up on your Love Island history before the games begin.
When is Love Island on TV?
Love Island starts on Monday 16 January at 9pm on ITV2 (CH 115). The series will also be available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > ITVX.
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