Who are the 'Love Island: Aftersun' panelists? Inside the ultimate villa debrief and everyone set to appear

Looking forward to the first installment of 'Love Island: Aftersun'? Here's exactly what to expect from the panel...

Love Island: Aftersun - Love Island's host, Maya Jama pictured alongside Sam Thompson and Indiyah Polack/ in a pink and orange template
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With our new Love Island 2023 cast now settling into villa life, it's time to reunite with host, Maya Jama and her panel of celebrities and former islanders for Love Island: Aftersun. But, for those unfamiliar with the show, here's exactly who is set to appear...

While Maya Jama's Love Island outfits have already been top-tier, fans better prepare their minds and souls for her first Aftersun fit—because we just know she'll be pulling out all the stops. As for the show itself, we already know both Sam Thompson and Indiyah Polack, are once again returning to form the panel but that still leaves a few spots left to fill on the iconic sofa.

So, clear your Sunday nights for the foreseeable future folks, because Love Island: Aftersun is officially back—here's what's in store!

Who is on the 'Love Island: Aftersun' panel?

  • The host: As the host of the main show, Maya Jama is also fronting Aftersun
  • Main panelist: Indiyah Polack makes up one-half of the permanent Love Island: Aftersun panel, who will then be joined by different guests each episode
  • Main panelist: Sam Thompson has also returned to star alongside Indiyah as a permanent panelist for every episode of Aftersun 2023
  • Guest stars: As of yet, the guest stars have not been announced, but we'll update you as soon as we know!

For those who need a recap, Love Island: Aftersun airs every Sunday after that night's episode of Love Island UK and sees the host (aka Maya Jama) sit down with a panel of celeb guests to discuss all the villa antics from the previous week and interview islanders would have been dumped.

As of January 2023, former islander Indiyah Polack and Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson were announced as the new Love Island: Aftersun panel regulars, as well as the hosts of Love Island's 'The Morning After' podcast. 

ITV announced the news on January 5, 2023, with a tweet that read: "We’ve got a text! Indiyah and Sam will be the brand new hosts of The Morning After podcast and will also be joining every week on Aftersun!"

Now for season 10, the pair are back with Indiyah, who is still in a relationship with fellow islander Dami Hope—making them one of the few Love Island couples still together—taking to Instagram to confirm the news. 

She wrote: "We’ve got a text!!!!😭 your favorite duo is back for another round! So happy that we’re gonna be back on your screens every Sunday and EVERYDAY on the pod!! Thank you guys for loving us and supporting us all the way—here’s to another amazing summer 🏝️💕."

What celebs are likely to appear on 'Love Island: Aftersun'?

If you're new to the reality show, Aftersun is a chat show where Love Island's host Maya, is joined a celebrity panel—which often features a former islander or two—as well as a live studio audience.

The group then discusses all the antics and most memorable Love Island UK moments from the week prior. As mentioned, in each episode, Maya and her regular panel—made up of Sam and Indiyah—are joined by a number of celeb guests and former contestants. 

In the past, islanders like Mille Court, Chloe Burrows, Kem Cetinay and Georgia Steel have appeared on the show, as well as TV personalities like Russel Kane and Joel Dommett. So it's likely a few of these names might return, as well as a number of other Islanders.

When is 'Love Island: Aftersun'?

Aftersun airs every Sunday night for the duration of the reality show's run (around eight weeks), straight after the latest installment of Love Island and is presented by Maya Jama. Unlike Love Island though, which is set in Mallorca, fans might be surprised to know that Love Island: Aftersun is filmed in London.

Catch Love Island: Aftersun on Sundays straight after the night's Love Island episode—you can catch it on ITV2, or on catch-up from ITVX.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.