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When does Winter Love Island start, where will the villa be and will Caroline Flack be presenting?

Jul 24, 2019

LOVE Island fans won't have to wait long to see a new batch of singletons looking for love as the show will be getting a winter series earlier next year.

Yep, ITV has officially commissioned two series' of the show to air in 2020 and the first one is taking place in a brand new villa.

When does Winter Love Island start?

There isn't a set date for the new Winter series but it is expected to take place in January.

According to reports, the winter version is set to be filmed after Christmas to fill in the gaping hole Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother left.

A well-placed telly source told The Sun: “After the flop of Survival of the Fittest producers want to keep the format simple and mop up the gaping hole Celebrity Big Brother left reality TV hungry audiences.

"Winter Love Island makes sense as fans adore the drama and love triangles and everyone wants to enjoy a bit of sun on screens in the cold winter months."

Where will the villa be?

The series will be in an all new location, as contestants will  get to bask in the sunshine from a brand new villa in South Africa.

Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions at ITV said: “Off the back of a record-breaking year, we're delighted to be bringing an extra series of our biggest and sunniest show to the 2020 schedule. Love Island has proven yet again to be the perfect format that engages younger audiences. In response to this viewer appetite, a new batch of young singletons will deliver some highly anticipated post-Christmas romance and drama from our new and luxurious location."

The summer series will then return to Europe for a summer of love closer to home.

Will Caroline Flack be presenting?

Yes, Caroline will continue to steer our young stars on the path of true love.

Like the summer version she’ll jet back and forth for the duration, which is rumoured to be six weeks long.

A telly source told The Sun's Bizarre: "Caroline is now synonymous with the show so it wouldn’t seem right to have anyone else hosting it. They’ll use the same production crew too so it should all run like clockwork."

Bosses have also reached out to comedian Iain Stirling to provide the voiceover again.

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