Where is 'Love Island: Aftersun' filmed? Here's the 411 on the location and how to snag tickets

Where is 'Love Island: Aftersun', you ask? Here's what we know about the show's location...

Maya Jama Love Island outfits: Maya wearing a pink satin mini dress for the Love Island 2023 promo/ in a pink template
(Image credit: ITV/ Lifted Entertainment)

Where is Love Island: Aftersun filmed, exactly? Here's everything we know about the show's current location, and how you can snag tickets to see Maya Jama and her line-up of Love Island: Aftersun panelists!

As fans will know, season 10 is now in full swing, with the 2023 summer cast members currently sunning themselves poolside in Mallorca, where Love Island UK is filmed. And with the return of everyone's fave reality show, also comes the spin-off chatshow, Aftersun, hosted by Maya Jama. The show is dedicated to all things villa life—from discussions on the week's mad moves (one of our fave Love Island phrases) to interviews with recently dumped islanders.

The first episode of this series of Love Island: Aftersun aired on 11th June this year, with every weekly episode airing on Sunday after the main show has finished. So while the Islanders are busy sunning themselves in Spain, are Maya and her Aftersun panel guests so lucky when it comes to their filming location?

For anyone wondering where Love Island: Aftersun is currently being filmed, who the panelists are and how to score tickets—we've got all the deets for you.

Where is 'Love Island: Aftersun' filmed?

It might surprise some fans to know that Love Island: Aftersun is actually filmed in the UK, despite the glamorous destination of the Love Island 2023 villa.

Where is Love Island: Aftersun filmed exactly, then? The chat show is filmed in the BBC's Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, just outside of London, meaning Maya has quite the commute to visit the Islanders IRL. In fact, the mileage between the villa and the Aftersun studio has sparked some online discourse in the past, with fans calling out the show and previous host, Laura Whitmore on the environmental impact of all her flights between Mallorca (the summer Love Island location) and the London-based Aftersun studio.

In response though, Laura revealed that she was actually contractually obligated to offset her Love Island carbon footprint, so we would assume that Maya's contract features a similar requirement.

Maya has visited the actual Love Island villa a fair few times already this season, but with Aftersun airing every Sunday back in the UK too, it also means that we get to see even more amazing Maya's Love Island outfits! In fact, we can't wait to see what she wears for the infamous Casa Amor recoupling, and for the Love Island final.

Maya Jama Love Island outfits: Maya pictured wearing a black cut out dress alongside another picture of her wearing gold, body print dress/ in a pink and orange template

(Image credit: ITV/Lifted Entertainment)

Who are the 'Love Island: Aftersun' presenters?

The show is presented by Love Island's host Maya, but she is also joined by panelists Sam Thompson—known for his role in Made In Chelsea and his relationship with popular Love Island bombshell Zara McDermott—and Love Island 2022's Indiyah Polack.

In the most recent episode of Aftersun, the trio was also joined by recent villa dump-ee Molly Marsh, but they are also often joined by former Love Island couples that are still together. Some couples who have joined them on the sofa in previous seasons include Tasha Ghouri and Andrew La Page, and Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, from 2022's summer series.

Is 'Love Island: Aftersun' live?

Yes, Aftersun is—unlike the main villa show—filmed and broadcast live every Sunday, with Maya interviewing guests including ex-Islanders and family members live each week. 

There are some elements of the show which are prerecorded, such as unseen footage from the past week in the villa, but for the most part the show is broadcast live. It's also filmed with a live audience—so you might be wondering, is it possible to get Love Island: Aftersun tickets for a front row seat to the action?!

Can I get tickets for 'Love Island: Aftersun'?

A silver lining of Aftersun being filmed in the UK is that you don't need to plan a whole holiday just to be in the audience of your fave reality dating show.

And in fact, you can get Love Island: Aftersun tickets, if you know where to look!

Right now you can snap up tickets to the next episode of the show by heading over to the Applause Store, where they have a set amount of tickets to give away each week. Oh, and did we mention that the tickets are free?!

You'll just need to make sure that you can get yourself to Elstree Studios on the Sunday in good time. But be aware that, because it's a popular show, tickets for Aftersun tend to get booked up very quickly—so hop on the above website ASAP if you want to be in with a chance of attending for this series.

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.

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