The 'Love Island' reunion 2023 is nearly here and it's bringing *all* the drama—here's what to expect

With splits, unseen clips and tea spilling left and right, season 10's reunion promises to be the most dramatic yet...

Love Island 2023: Ella B looks shocked alongside Mitch who is covering his face with his hands during the Love Island 'Grafties' / in a pink and yellow gradient template
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Wondering when the Love Island reunion 2023 will fall? Now that season 10 has finished, with Sammy and Jess crowned the winners, we're desperate to know when exactly the islanders will reconvene—especially with all their recent post-villa antics...

Historically, the reunion episodes have supplied their fair share of Love Island's memorable moments—remember that Georgia Steele and Sam Bird showdown from season four?! And knowing our latest bunch of contestants, this year's villa homecoming will no doubt be giving on the drama front. Especially with the islanders getting a chance to watch the whole series back and hear what their fellow cast members have been saying about them IRL.

But how long will we have to wait now that the final is behind us to see Love Island 2023's cast reunite IRL?

The Love Island finalist cheers each other in the Love Island 2023 villa

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When is the 'Love Island' reunion 2023?

Thankfully, the wait is not a long one! Love Island, The Reunion is set to air on Sunday, August 6 on ITV2 and ITVX, starting at 9 pm GMT through until 10.35 pm (that's over an hour and a half of drama!).

For fans who have already been feeling the void of season 10 in their lives (which we're definitely entering on our list of best Love Island UK seasons ever), this is very good news indeed.

What happens in the 'Love Island' reunion episode?

With Kady's recent interviews and the split of two couples already; Montel and Leah and Catherine and Elom—not to mention these new rumors (fuelled by host, Maya Jama herself) of Catherine sliding into Scott's DMs following his villa departure—it's safe to say, the islanders have a ton to catch up on.

A week also affords the final islanders enough time to return home and catch up on episodes past, to be able 'roll the tapes' if you will, on what was said about them. Movie Night and the Grafties caught most of the snakey moments, but we're sure some will be surprised by how a few other scenarios played out...

As for the format of the show, the winter Love Island 2023's reunion episode will see all the islanders, OG's, bombshells, and Casa Amor contestants alike, assemble at the London studio (where Love Island: Aftersun is filmed) to dish on their time in the villa.

Host, Maya and her panelists, Sam Thompson and Indiyah Polack then probed the contestants for intel on relationships inside and outside of the villa—let's just say, tensions flared. 

This year's show promises to be just as explosive, if not more so, as we learn whether the grass is greener away from the villa for our new Love Island couples...

What 'Love Island' 2023 drama will be addressed in the Reunion?

As mentioned, we have already seen two couples—Leah and Montel and Catherine and Elom—part ways, so no doubt we'll get some insights into why, in Sunday's installment and perhaps learn whether there's hope for a potential Scott and Catherine reunion...

We'll also likely see a few confrontations between the likes of Kady and Mitch, as the former has not held back with her thoughts on her fellow islanders. 

In one podcast interview, Kady claimed that Mitch was a Love Island super fan and told Cosmo that his 'messy' behavior (which earned him the nickname 'Messy Mitch' in the villa) was worse off-camera. She said: "I literally did love him but sometimes I'd just be like 'Mitch, be quiet. It's too much.'"

In a joint Instagram live with Kady and Leah, Mitch confronted her comments about him being a fan of the show before entering the villa, to which Kady said a Love Island employee told her that he'd applied for the show four times...

Whitney also branded Kady "messy" in her own Instagram Live, for all the comments she's been making. So, all of this could make for a rather icy atmosphere at the reunion and we can't wait!

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.

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