Love Island Winter set to finally return as two series are confirmed for 2023

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Love Island will return for two series next year, as ITV has confirmed the winter version will be back.

The dawn of 2023 will see Love Island return to South Africa to find love in a swanky villa, after the winter version was previously rested.

Then in the summer, another group of singletons will head to Majorca for an eight-week run and a chance to find love.

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New data has confirmed that the current series' launch was the biggest programme of the year so far for 16-34-year-olds, so there's no surprise ITV are wanting to take advantage of its popularity.

It was streamed 7.5million times, while the series so far has been streamed 74m times.

There have been a number of huge success stories from Love Island, with the show spawning a handful of weddings and babies after contestants met and fell in love in the televised villa.

Season two winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey said: "We both went on the show to have a laugh and also hopefully find love, and that is exactly what we did… we had fun, we fell in love, and here we are six years later married, two beautiful children, a dog and a lovely house.

"We are still very lucky to be in the public’s hearts and minds, and wherever we are in the world, we always get somebody asking how we are or stopping us for a selfie.

"Without being on Love Island we would never even have met.”

Dom Lever, who met wife Jess Shears on season three, said: “For me Love Island changed everything about my life. I met my wife, mother of my children, and moved across the country for a better life.

"Not to mention it changed the course of my career and now I get to spend everything with my family and working for myself.”

Meanwhile, Paige Turley and Finn Tapp, who won the first ever winter series, said: "Love Island enabled us to find love with someone that without the show, our paths would never have crossed.

"We both found everything that we’d asked for in a partner in each other and we now live together in Manchester (we’ve been here for almost two years).

"We’ve got a new amazing group of friends and literally couldn’t imagine life without each other.”

And season seven fan-favourites Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran said: "Love Island was the best Summer of our lives! We both had so much fun.

"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity where you not only make friends for life but also potentially come out in a relationship too. The best best best experience ever!"

Speaking of the show's success, Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning and Controller at ITV2, said: "Love Island has once again proved itself to be the nation’s favourite talking point across the summer, and we’re always blown away by the show’s ongoing impact and talkability amongst our younger audience.

"So, 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 continues nightly at 9pm on ITV2

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