Love Island 2017 CONFIRMED as ITV2 announce series three!

Caroline Flack.

Love Island will be BACK for a third series of the hit show next summer in 2017.

The final of this summer's second series only finished tonight but ITV2 have confirmed it's already been recommissioned for 2017.

This year's series began on May 30th as eleven singletons arrived in a luxury villa in the hope of finding love, and has gone on to become compulsive summer viewing, growing its audience week on week throughout the series.

The show has achieved record viewing figures this year - doubling last year's series average - to rival shows on the 'big five' stations.

Rosemary Newell, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions for ITV, said: “Love Island has come back so strong this year, and become unmissable viewing, particularly with younger viewers, which is our focus on ITV2 .

"As six weeks of hugely entertaining television come to a close, we’re delighted to be bringing the show back for a another run next year.”

Richard Cowles, Creative Director ITV Studios, said: "We couldn't be more proud of the show which has found its perfect match in ITV2. We had well over a million loyal viewers tuning in to each episode and a million more watching via the ITV Hub - all desperate to get the latest news from the Love Island villa.

"We can't wait to do it all again next year and have already started the search for a brand new cast of singles looking for love."

GME Director of Programming, Tony Moulsdale, said: "Love Island has gone from strength to strength with a fantastic second series drawing an ever larger and more engaged audience. We're delighted to be working with ITV Studios to deliver more next year."

Love Island 2017 will air next summer on ITV2. To apply visit itv.com/loveisland

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