How Long Is Love Island 2018 On For?

11 June 2018, 11:12

Love Island
Love Island. Picture: ITV

By Sam Prance

Love Island series four on ITV2 is about to the be the show's biggest season yet...

Love Island 2018 is officially here and the the majority of the UK population have officially cancelled any social engagements they may have had in favour of heading home to turn on the TV because we are all OBSESSED.

(If you're just tuning in, tou can find out more about contestants, prizes and villa in our Love Island 2018 essential info pack.)

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So how long are contestants spending in the villa this year? Here's what we know...

When is Love Island on TV?

Love Island is on every weeknight and every Sunday evening at 9pm. On Sunday nights there's also a spin-off chat show straight after the main event, called 'Aftersun'. It's hosted by Caroline Flack and it features a studio audience and a panel of celebrity guests, who discuss the show.

On Saturday nights, there's no new show, but you can watch the week's highlights on 'Love Island: The Weekly Hot List'

How long is Love Island on for?

It's not been confirmed yet exactly how long Love Island is on for, or when the finale will be. But we can confirm that Series 4 of the show is going to be the longest season of Love Island to date.

Last year we were blessed with just under eight weeks of Love Island content but this year we are going to get even more tropical goodness. Eagle eyed fans have noticed that the application form for the new season stated that anyone applying to be a contestant on the new show had to be available for at least ten weeks.

Caroline has even commented on the rumours that this season will last a little bit longer than previous ones. According to a quote in The Mirror, the reality TV queen said: “We are here for an extra week longer."

She then added: "And a week in ‘Love Island’ relationships is like a year in real relationships - and a lot can happen in a year... It’s going to be the longest ever.” Amazing.

So in other words we have an entire summer of Love Island upon us. We cannot wait.