Winter Love Island 2023: ITV confirms return of 2020 show - when is it on & will Maya Jama be new presenter?

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Love Island’s frosty sibling show is only a matter of weeks away, according to reports

Winter Love Island is back after being shelved in 2020 due to the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus. The series will see a new batch of singletons return to South Africa on a quest for love.

Fresh off the toes of Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti’s Love Island 2022 win, viewers can already start counting down the days till the winter version of ITV2’s hit reality show airs on screens again.

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This will be only the second series of Winter Love Island with the ITV executives axing the show after the 2020 final - which saw Paige Turley and Finn Tapp crowned winners.

The new series is set to air on Monday January 16, according to reports. Maya Jama will star as the new Love Island host following the surprise departure of Laura Whitmore in August.

The return date coincides with Blue Monday which is famous for being one of the most depressing days of the year. An ITV source said: “Love Island bosses have planned for the show to start on Blue Monday – which is bound to give fans a massive lift on such a gloomy day.”

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