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 has hit our screens once again for another winter season with hot singles heading to South Africa with the hopes of finding romance - but when does the season end how can you watch winter Love Island from anywhere in the world?

Fans are loving Winter Love Island this year and have already selected their favorites to win. But some viewers are trying to play catch up and make sure they haven't missed anything, so how can you ensure to watch every episode no matter where you are in the world? Here is everything you need to know...

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

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

Typically seasons of Love Island run for eight weeks so it can be expected that this series will also end at a similar time around the first half of the month of March.

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.

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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.

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."

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 just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. The villa in the series is the Ludus Magnus villa which is situated in Franschhoek, just outside of Cape Town amongst a 25-acre resort.

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When is the Love Island finale?

The Winter series of Love Island began on Monday, January 16, 2023, and it is expected to run for about 8 weeks. Although a finale date has yet to be announced the 8-week mark will fall around early to mid-March meaning the finale date should be around Sunday, March 12.

However, the last Winter season of Love Island only ran for around 6 weeks and began on January 12 and concluded on February 23. As a finale still has yet to be confirmed by the producers at ITV, it is still possible that the series could be shorter in length. 

However, the last Winter series also took place in 2020 at the very beginning of the pandemic, so this could have been a contributing factor to the show only running for 6 weeks.

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