When is the Love Island 2021 final? This is when we're saying goodbye to the islanders

Wondering when is the Love Island 2021 final? We're at the end of the road

Kaz Kamwi in Love Island 2021
(Image credit: ITV Pictures)

Our favorite dating show is very close to the end but when is the Love Island 2021 final? We've laughed, cried and shouted (so much shouting...) with—and at—the islanders for the past eight weeks, so it's hard to believe we're so close to saying goodbye.

2021 marked the much-awaited comeback of the show after we had to skip a year (thanks COVID), but boy did it deliver. We had a slow start with most couples not really liking each other but, after a lot of chopping and changing (looking at you Tobz) and once a few bombshells were added to the mix, the Love Island drama we love so much finally entered the chat. 

We're still figuring out what else we can do with our evenings after we say goodbye to the islanders (although we're very happy to see the back of Faye Winter's brown lipstick)—but until then, here's everything you need to know about the Love Island UK 2021 final...

When is the Love Island 2021 final show?

The Love Island UK final is on Monday 23rd August (2 pm PT, 5 pm ET, 9 pm GMT). It comes eight weeks after the show started (back in June), so we've had a long run with the islanders—especially all the OGs who've been there since the very start.

Liberty during an episode of Love Island 2021

(Image credit: ITV Pictures)

Is the Love Island UK final live?

Yes—the Love Island UK final is broadcast live from the villa. While the rest of the episodes show mainly edited footage of the islanders, the big finale is pretty much the only time we get to see them live (if we don't count the Beach Hut interviews on our favorite gossipy round-up, Love Island: Aftersun).

Where can you watch the Love Island UK final?

If you want to know how to watch Love Island UK 2021 ahead of the big final, we've got you covered. 

If you're in the UK, just tune in to ITV to watch live or catch up afterward (this is when Love Island episodes go on ITV hub). 

If you're not in the UK, all you have to do is get yourself a VPN subscription. You can use a VPN to change your IP address, so you'll need to change your location to the UK in order to use ITV hub, where you can stream Love Island as it airs on British TV (or you can also stream it after it airs).

Who are the Love Island finalists?

Last week the villa saw a big reduction in the numbers. Priya and Brett got the heave-ho from the Islanders, then Mary and Aaron were dumped from the island by the public. The most shocking exit was obviously Jiberty's—Liberty and Jake choosing to leave the villa after their dramatic break-up.

After all that upheaval there are now just four couples left to fight for the Love Island crown. The 2021 Love Island finalists are Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran; Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank; Millie Court and Liam Reardon and Faye Winter and Teddy Soares.

Any clue on who's going to win?

If you're pondering who will win Love Island UK 2021, we have some news for you—this year everyone is confused! 

Once the strongest couple, Jake and Liberty left the villa after splitting up, whereas heartbreaker Toby has grown to be one of our favorite characters ever—and his journey from confused to committed has been truly heart-warming. We'll have to wait and see what happens in the final show...

Mariana is Editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for titles including woman&home and Goodto, covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle — from beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with reality TV (Love Island memes included) and spends far too much time checking her horoscope and figuring out the perfect curly hair routine.