Series nine of Love Island ended with a bang during last week’s shock finale when Casa Amor underdogs Kai and Sanam beat originals Lana and Ron to be crowned winners.

Host Maya Jama awarded the couple the £50,000 prize fund live from the glamorous villa in South Africa.

Although the champions have been crowned and the islanders have returned home, the drama is not over yet, as Love Island: The Reunion is scheduled to air this weekend.

Fans can look forward to a mixture of awkward ex-encounters and friendly catch ups as contestants come together for the final time on TV – here’s everything you need to know.

When is the Love Island: The Reunion?

The juicy spin-off episode will be air live from the studio on ITV2 at 9pm on Sunday 19th March, lasting until 10.35pm.

Contestants will return to for a grilling from presenter Maya Jama, where she will try to extract hidden gossip and behind-the-scenes intel.

The wrap party will also be available to stream live on ITVX, where fans can watch the episode on catch up after airing.

Which contestants will return for Love Island: The Reunion

The full on-screen cast from Love Island is expected to attend the reunion, alongside a celebrity panel.

This means that everyone, from the brief Casa Amor stars to the finalist couples, will be invited to the bash, alongside Aftersun regulars Indiyah Polack and Sam Thompson.

So far it looks like no-one has declined the invite, and winners Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan, along with final couples Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins, Tom Clare and Samie Elishi, and Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga, have all confirmed that they will in attendance.

Fans can also expect to see cameos from series favourites including Will Young, Jessie Wynter, Tanyel Revan, Casey O’Gorman, Claudia Fogarty, Olivia Hawkins and Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

How did Kai and Sanam become the winners in a tense final?

The 24-year-olds appeared to seal the deal with the public when they made their final speeches to each other sharing their reasons for wanting to be together.

Sanam told Kai: “You made me feel like a princess and the only girl in the world. I can’t wait for you to come round to my house and for my mum to cook you Caribbean food. You’ve shown me my worth.”

Kai admitted: “When I came into the villa. I struggled to find love. Then at Casa I found you. The most caring, beautiful, girl I’ve ever met.

“Every conversation we have draws me closer to you. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone as compatible as you. My time in here is literally been in a dream with you.”

He credited their similarities, love of working with children and desire to make a difference in the world, with helping their relationship.

Love Island fans struck by their apparent genuine affection for each other took to social media to share their views.

One wrote: “The first time I’ve actually liked a final speech Kai and Sanam.”

Another noted the speeches “don’t make me cringe and that says enough”.

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