What time is Love Island on tonight? Everything you need to know about the 2021 series

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Love Island’s Casa Amor continues tonight, and it looks like things are about to get messy, as the main villa receives some post.

In a preview from tonight’s show, Liberty throws a Casa Amor postcard away – but what did she see?

In the last couple of days, the boys have been getting to know the new girls, who are part of Casa Amor cast, and there’s been a fair bit of kissing, toe sucking and bed sharing going on, so it’s likely word could have got back to the girls.

But, what will this now mean for the rest of the Love Island 2021 contestants?

While the boys have been over in Casa Amor having a whale of a time, the same can’t really be said for the girls in the main villa. Liberty struggled to kiss Matt during the challenge, Kaz has been missing her “TyTy”, Faye’s been pining over Teddy, and Millie wants her Liam back.

Even Abigail, who has only been in a couple with Toby for a few days, hasn’t tried to crack on withe new guys.

Chloe, on the other hand, is having a great time with new boy Dale – good for her!

The postcard could change things for the other girls, though, once they’ve seen what their men have been up to.

This year’s Casa Amor is clearly missing a crucial element when it comes to the strength of the couples, which makes us wonder if any of the Love Island couples will remain together once it’s over.

As the series continues, read on for everything you need to know, including what time Love Island is on tonight, how to watch Love Island, the cast, the location, who left Love Island last night and all the latest Love Island updates.

What time is Love Island on tonight?

Love Island continues tonight (Wednesday, 28th July) at 9pm on ITV2. It will see Casa Amor continue for a third night.

If you missed any of the action from the villa, you can read up on what happened last night on Love Island here.

How long does Casa Amor last?

We don’t know exactly how long the Casa Amor twist will last for this year, but based on previous years we can make some educated guesses. In previous years, the contestants have been split for a few days with the recoupling taking place at the end of the week.

As Casa Amor started on a Monday this week, we expect the decisions to be wrapped up by Thursday. Having said that, every year is different on Love Island, so who knows what could happen!

When does Love Island finish?

Love Island usually finishes at 10pm each night – however, the first episode in the new series wrapped at 10:35pm as the islanders had their first coupling.

We can expect longer episodes at points throughout the series when the big drama hits.

The Love Island 2021 final will take place on Monday, August 23rd at 9pm. The show confirmed the 2021 final date in a tweet which was advertising a competition to win tickets to a final screening party on August 23rd.

The grand finale will see one of the Love Island 2021 couples crowned winners, and the’ll decide if they want to split the Love Island prize money.

Is Love Island on every night?

Almost. The dating show airs new episodes every night on ITV2 at 9pm, except Saturdays. A recap show of the week’s events is shown on Saturday nights.

Where to watch Love Island 2021

Viewers can tune into the seventh series every night on ITV2 at 9pm. Saturday’s episode is a compilation of the week’s events. If you’re unable to watch it when it airs on TV, episodes are also available to stream on the ITV Hub, where new episodes are uploaded as soon as they been broadcast.

The hub keeps previous episodes for several days, so you could even binge a few in one go if you prefer to get your Love Island fix that way.

When does Love Island start?

Confirmed: The ITV dating show started on Monday June 28th at 9pm.

The news was announced on This Morning on Wednesday 16th June by the show’s presenter Holly Willoughby.

How long is Love Island on for?

There are 43 episodes in series seven, including Saturday’s catch up, so it’s looking like we’ll be getting seven weeks of Love Island this year taking us up to August 8th.

The show are yet to confirm an official date for the Love Island 2021 final, but providing the series runs as usual, we can expect our winners to be revealed then.

How long does Love Island last?

It varies from about six to eight weeks.

The summer 202o series lasted eight weeks, so the seventh series has been shortened slightly  by a week, however, previous years have lasted around six weeks.

Who are the Love Island 2021 contestants?

The official starting line-up is being announced with the following cast confirmed so far:

As well as first-look images of the 2021 cast, ITV released a video clip introducing the Love Island contestants, from PE teacher Hugo Hammond to civil servant Sharon Gaffka.

In the build up to the announcement there were plenty of rumours. A junior doctor named Toluwa Adepeju had been rumoured to be appearing on the show, along with boxer Harry Benn, fire-eater Alexis Bailey, 21, James Price, 23, who was previously romantically linked to 2019 contestant Lucie Donlan, and Gordon Ramsay’s 21-year-old daughter Holly.

ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri previously told RadioTimes.com that the casting team were met with over 1,000 applicants.

“There’s been more applications than ever,” she said. “They’ve whittled it down and we’re all very pleased. We’ve got a big sort of pool at the moment and we need to sort of work out who to put in the opening line-up and who sort of to hold back, you know as a bombshell – we need the bombshells!” she said.

Earlier this month, it was revealed the cast were quarantining in Spain ready to enter the villa.

‘The cast are already in Spain, quarantining ahead of the first episode,” a source told The Sun. “Everyone’s really excited – it’s going to be the best series yet as they have some really interesting islanders lined up for the villa.”

Who are the Casa Amor contestants?

This year’s Casa Amor contestants have now been revealed.

Here are all 12 bombshells who’ll be making a splash:

  • Lillie Haynes, 22, from South Shields
  • Amy Day, 25, from Surrey
  • Clarisse Juliette, 23, from London
  • Dale Mehmet, 24, from Glasgow
  • Jack Barlow, 26, from East Sussex
  • Sam Jackson, 23, from Clitheroe
  • Salma Naran, 20, from Dublin
  • Mary Bedford, 22, from Wakefield
  • Kaila Troy, 28, from Dublin
  • Harry Young, 24, from Glasgow
  • Medhy Malanda, 24, from Luton

How can you apply for Love Island?

Applications for the summer series are currently open and will remain open until the 16th July.

If you wish to put yourself forward for series seven, fill out the official application form here.

Love Island COVID changes

The show’s host Laura Whitmore has revealed the tight COVID measures and rigorous interview process which was used to keep cast safe while still being able to interact with each other.

“They’re all in a bubble together. The Islanders have been out there for two weeks beforehand. I feel like all of Majorca is going to be the cast of Love Island,” she explained in an interview on Good Morning Britain.

One big change is that Laura will not actually be entering the villa for this latest series.

“I’m not going to be in the villa at all. So everything I do will be done outside the villa, or by the pool or by the firepit. So we stick to the rules that way,” she added.

Who hosts Love Island?

After a successful stint on the most recent winter series, Laura Whitmore has returned to host the summer version, alongside her husband Iain Stirling – who provides the show’s famous voiceover.

Where is the Love Island villa?

Confirmed: Love Island is taking place in its usual villa in Mallorca.

An ITV boss recently spoke out on the  Love Island 2021 location, saying: “Mallorca is its home.”

The Mallorcan villa was pictured being refurbished and when RadioTimes.com asked ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri about it earlier in the year, she said: “We haven’t announced anything officially but Mallorca is very much the home of Love Island.”

She added:”I can’t confirm anything 100 per cent at this stage but it will definitely be the Love Island viewers know and love.”

As for whether producers considered any other locations for the show, Stavri said: “We did look into some back up plans but we were all very much focused on making it happen in Mallorca, which is where it belongs quite frankly.”

This year a large proportion of production for Love Island 2021 is being moved to the UK, following the pandemic Nevertheless, we’re told the 2021 series will be the Love Island viewers “know and love!”

In the previous winter series, singletons were whisked away to sunny South Africa, however, the summer edition has historically unfolded at a luxury villa in Mallorca.

Love Island 2021 trailer

ITV previously released an official Love Island trailer for the seventh series, where the show’s voiceover Iain Stirling can be heard telling a crowd of young people: “This is not a drill!”

Love Island 2021 app

Ever wondered what it’s like to be on Love Island? Well now you can find out – kind of. Love Island are to launch interactive gaming app alongside new series.

I’ve Got A Text!, created by developer Unrd in partnership with ITV and I Saw It First, invites viewers to star in their own fictionalised version of the reality dating show over the course of 24 days while the real series airs on ITV2 this summer.

Love Island podcast

Can’t get enough of the villa shenanigans, well you can tune into the Love Island: Morning After podcast hosted by former contestant Kem Cetinay and Arielle Free.

For more information on how to download the podcast, see here.

Why was Love Island 2020 cancelled?

Unfortunately, Love Island’s previous summer series was cancelled on account of the coronavirus pandemic, as travel restrictions and social distancing meant a dating show abroad wasn’t feasible.

Director of Television at ITV, Kevin Lygo, made the announcement, explaining there was simply no way it could go ahead given the current UK lockdown.

He said in a statement: “We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.

“In normal circumstances, we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.

“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021.

“In the meantime, Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox.”

Love Island airs new episodes every night on ITV2 at 9pm, except Saturdays. While you’re waiting, check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what’s on tonight.