How to watch winter Love Island 2023 from anywhere in the world

Wondering how to watch winter Love Island 2023 from anywhere in the world? We've got you covered

How to watch winter Love Island 2023
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Love Island is hitting screens once again for another January season with hot singles heading to South Africa with the hopes of finding romance - but when does the season start and how can you watch winter Love Island from anywhere in the world?

It was confirmed by ITV last year that fans of Love Island would be treated to not one, but two series of the show in 2023, with a winter season hitting screens in January for a second time. 

When does winter Love Island start and how can you watch it in the UK?

Winter Love Island will begin on Monday, January 16, 2023. For those watching from the UK, the show will air on ITV2 and at 9pm and will also be available to stream live and on demand on ITVX.

The 2020 winter season of Love Island ran from Sunday, January 12, until Sunday, February 23, so it can be expected that this series will also end at a similar time around the end of February. 

How to watch winter Love Island from anywhere

If you want to watch winter Love Island 2023 outside of the UK and don't have access to ITV2 or ITVX, you may need to use a VPN in order to stream the show, just like fans who wondered how to watch Love Island Australia from anywhere in the world.

This is a really handy bit of software that changes your IP address so that streaming services think you’re in the UK.

Our sister site, TechRadar, has tested all of the major VPN services and they rate ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as the absolute best. They say, "It’s compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services, and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. So for a one-stop-shop, you can’t go wrong with Express."

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If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)'s easy-to-follow instructions (ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab) and if you click here you can get 49% off and 3 months free (opens in new tab), too.)
  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location to anywhere in the UK.
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to the UK you can access ITVX.

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Who will host winter Love Island?

Taking over from Laura Whitmore, Maya Jama will be the new host of Love Island UK. The news was announced in October by the presenter and Love Island on Instagram, "Okay, the rumors are true 😉 Say hey to your brand new #LoveIsland host @mayajama! 💘"

Maya Jama is best known as a radio presenter on BBC Radio 1, and a television presenter on a variety of shows such as The Circle.

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Laura Whitmore was the host of Love Island for many years and was Caroline Flack's successor to the role. It was announced in August that Laura would no longer be hosting the show. 

Love Island announced at the time, "Sadly Laura Whitmore has chosen to leave Love Island. Laura has been a fantastic host across the last three series’ of the show. We’re so grateful for everything she has brought to the programme but understand and respect her decision, and we look forward to working with her on upcoming ITV projects."

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Where is the winter Love Island villa?

Previous seasons of Love Island in the summer have exclusively taken place in Mallorca. However, the first season of the winter edition - which took place at the beginning of 2020 - was set in the southern hemisphere in South Africa. This was so that the summery feeling of the show could be maintained in a country with a warmer climate.

Season nine of the show will also take place in Cape Town, South Africa. However, it hasn't been confirmed if the villa from the sixth season will be used again in the ninth season, so fans may be treated to a brand new villa and whole new set up for the Islanders.

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