How long does 'Love Island' UK last? Here's how many weeks of the show are left

Exactly how long does 'Love Island' UK last? We know that the show gives us plenty of drama for weeks, but when will the current series end?

the girls of the Love Island 2023 winter cast sat on the outdoor sofa with Maya Jama, with an orange border around the image
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We're currently *loving* the make-ups and break-ups of the winter 2023 series, but we can't help but wonder—how long does Love Island UK last, exactly? We know—it feels like the series has only just returned, brightening up these dreary winter days with sunny shots of South Africa (where Love Island is filmed). But all good things must come to an end—so here's how many weeks of grafting we have left, before another long wait for summer's instalment.

So far, the winter Love Island 2023 cast have been supplying us with hours of entertainment, from secret terraces kisses, to loaded, tension-filled games of dares. And while we're nearing the halfway mark, there's still plenty to look forward to—namely, Casa Amor, which could make its dramatic return any day now! Not to mention, fans have been loving new host of the show Maya Jama (and all of her stunning Love Island outfits). But when can we circle the Love Island final on our calendars? 

Though we don't really want to think about it, here's how long Love Island UK is on for and how many weeks of muggings-off, romantic gestures and iconic challenges we still have come. For those wondering, how long does Love Island UK last? We've got all the answers. 

How long does Love Island UK last? 

Love Island usually runs for a good couple of months and according to The Independent, the 2023 winter edition will indeed run for two months, or eight weeks in total.

Most seasons of Love Island, including the summer 2022 series, last for around eight weeks, though the previous (and first) winter series was actually slightly shorter, running for around six weeks instead.

As season nine began on a Monday, it's likely the finale will also fall on Monday. If our calculations are correct, eight weeks from the start date of this series could mean Love Island will end on March 6th—mark the date in your calendars people!

cast toasting with drinks in the winter Love Island 2023 first episode

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When did Winter 'Love Island' UK 2023 start? 

This 2023 winter series of Love Island began on 16 January, airing at 9pm GMT on ITV2 and on-demand on ITVX

If you're not caught up on all the drama yet, you can take a look at our guide to how to watch Love Island UK—whether you're in the UK, US, Australia, or anywhere else in the world. 

Now that season 9 is in full swing, we've also started to think about which contestants might make it onto the fabled list of Love Island UK couples that are still together—which includes Love Island legends Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti.

Who presents Winter 'Love Island' 2023?

Following Laura Whitmore's exit last season, Maya Jama took over as Love Island UK's host, and is so far delighting fans with her regular appearances and fabulous fashion (and, lets be honest, she's left many of us wondering if Maya Jama is single!)

maya jama walking into villa in the winter Love Island 2023 first episode

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After initially entering the villa for the first episode, and a few episodes since then, viewers can expect to see Maya at the Casa recoupling and at the live final. But until then, you can catch her on Love Island: Aftersun every Sunday. We'll then see her return again for the summer edition of Love Island later this year!

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Sagal Mohammed

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