Unlike the winter series, which takes place in South Africa’s Franschhoek wine valley, the summer edition of Love Island will be returning to its familiar home of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Which Love Island couples are still together?
Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti
Ekin-Su and Davide captured the nation’s heart and won the show last year. They remain a couple, with Davide publicly supporting Ekin-Su as she competes in ITV’s Dancing on Ice.
Callum Jones and Molly Smith
Underdogs Callum Jones and Molly Smith have defied all odds and grew from strength to strength after leaving the villa for Manchester.
Nas Majeed and Eva Zapico
Having met in Casa Amor, fan favourite Nas Majeed and Eva Zapico continued dating once leaving the show making it official last summer.
Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague
Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague’s love seemed not to have dwindled since returning to Manchester, with the pair very much still together. Molly-Mae announced her pregnancy in the autumn, and had a baby earlier this year.
Dom Lever and Jess Shears
Dom Lever and Jess Shears are now in fact man and wife, having tied the knot and later welcoming two children.
Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow
Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow were married in 2021 and now share a life and two children.
Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde
Nathan Massey and Cara de la Hoyde are still going strong, and share two children – the most recent a little girl born during the Covid pandemic.
Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland
Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland are one of the OG Love Island couples and evidently one of the strongest having been married for several years.
Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan
This year’s Winter Love Island saw Kai and Sanam get together and the couple are still going strong. They’re hoping to holiday in in the Amalfi Coast and Santorini together.
Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins
Ron and Lana are also still together after meeting in January and are hoping to move in together.
Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga
This pairing are also still coupled up, but they have said they felt Tanya was badly edited on the show.
Tom Clare and Samie Elishi
This one has been a bit up and down. They called it quits just a few weeks after the show ended, but have been spotted together lately, leading fans to speculate as to what their relationship is.
Will Young and Jessie Wynter
Will and Jessie were fan favourites and are happily still together. They had planned to move to Australia, but now may do long distance.
What about the other winners?
Series one winners Max Morley and Jessica Hayes split the £50,000 although announced their split just over a month after leaving the villa.
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, of the arguably best third series, didn’t stay together for very long either – however, they’re said to be on good terms.
Fourth season winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer broke up in the same year they got together, and are both now proud parents.
Fan favourite Greg O’Shea and Amber Gill lasted some two months in total when they returned to their home soil.
Finn Tapp and Paige Turley were living in Manchester, but they announced their split in May.
Olivia Hawkins and Maxwell Samuda split up after meeting in January this year, as did Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown and Jordan Odofin, and Casey O’Gorman and Rosie Seabrook.
When does Summer Love Island 2023 start?
The 2023 summer series of Love Island will start on Monday 5 June, with the opening episode kicking off on ITV2 at 9pm, lasting until 10.35pm. You’ll also be able to watch it online via the ITVX streaming platform.
This year’s edition is starting a day earlier than the 2022 series – Love Island tends to get underway in the first week of June.
If it follows the pattern of the last four summer series, it will last for a total of 49 episodes and come to an end on Sunday 30 July with a live final.
Weekly magazine show Love Island: Aftersun is returning too, with Jama hosting interviews with axed islanders and families – interspersed with unseen clips – live from London on Sunday nights.
Who’s in the new Love Island cast?
The cast for the new series of Love Island was revealed by ITV islander-by-islander on Monday 29 May.
While you can expect to see a seemingly never-ending series of singletons entering the villa in the form of bombshells and the ever-controversial Casa Amor, the initial line-up of contestants is as follows:
Molly Marsh – the 24-year-old actress daughter of Coronation Street star Janet Marsh – says: “I think it’s ideal timing and the perfect way to find someone.
“I don’t go out and party and I don’t use dating apps. I’m actually quite old-fashioned, so there’s no better way to meet someone than by going into a Villa in the sun with the potential ‘one’ in there.”
Ruchee Gurung, a 24-year-old beautician from Sutton, says: “I’m single and looking for love, and it’s the perfect opportunity for me to find someone.
“I’m a relationship kind of girl, but so far it’s not worked out for me. I’m looking forward to hopefully finding the right person in the Villa.”
Aged 24, Tyrique Hyde is a semi-professional footballer from Essex and is deaf in his right ear.
He says: “I’ll bring vibes, confidence, good energy and honesty. I don’t sit on the fence – if I have an opinion I will speak up. I’m also not afraid to go after what I want.”
24-year-old George Fensom is from Bedford and is a business development executive. He says: “I’m the first person to bring the vibe up, I’m always dancing, I’m always the one who wants to go out.
“My go-to dance move is what I call the ‘Dad Dance’. I’m gonna bring dad jokes and dad dancing to the Villa.”
Catherine Agbaje, 22, is a commercial real estate agent from Dublin, and is among the youngest in the villa.
She says: “I have two degrees: I have my undergrad and my masters in psychology and sociology and real estate.”
Medhi Edno is a 26-year-old is a communications manager who splits his time between Bordeaux and London.
He says he is ready to find the one: “I’ve been busy for the last few years with work and doing my Master’s degree but now I’m done with the busy schedule, and ready to find love.”
Ella Thomas, 23, is a model from Glasgow, and says: “I’m the whole package. I know what I want in life and I’ve got a big heart. I’d let the boys know that I’m wifey material so don’t play with me!”
She adds: “I’ve been in a Headie One and Burna Burna Boy music video and I was once an extra in World War Z. I was 12 years old when I filmed it and got to meet Brad Pitt which was cool.”
Mitchell Taylor is a 26-year-old gas engineer from Sheffield, and says: “I thrive on being a gentleman.
“I’ll shower you with flowers, I’ll take you on dates, I’ll fill your bedside drawer with your favourite sweets and chocolate. I’ve been single, I’ve had my fun and now I want to settle down.”
Jess Harding, a 22-year-old aesthetics practitioner from London, says: “I’ve got quite a big personality and I’ve got a heart of gold. I can stand up for myself if I need to. I’m honest, and I love love. I’m also a really good girlfriend.”
She adds: “When a guy stunts for money, that’s an ick. Showing off all their designer clothes because most of the time they’re probably fake anyway!”
André Furtado, a 21-year-old economics graduate and clothing entrepreneur, says: “I’m charming, I’m going to bring good looks and some language lessons.
“I’m going to teach the other Islanders Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Creole. I think I’ve got every slice of the pie.”