Love Island is coming back to ITV2 this year for a Christmas special

Love Island 2016 winners

Following the success of Love Island on ITV2 this summer, a one-off special is being planned.

The second series of the reality show proved a big hit earlier this year and now a Christmas special is being planned.

Yup, a Christmas special.

Details haven't been confirmed just yet but it's understood that the show would follow the couples from this year's series over the festive period and see where they are now.

"The whole project is currently in pre-production but there’s a real buzz around the idea," a source told The Sun newspaper.

They added: “It’s just a case of working out the logistics with schedules and locations.”

Love Island 2016 wrapped up filming in Spain back in July, as Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey were crowned the winners.

The pair shared the £50,000 prize pot and remain together.

In fact, all but one of the final couples are still an item. Olivia Buckland & Alex Bowen, Kady McDermott & Scott Thomas and Emma-Jane Woodham & Terry Walsh all remain together.

As do other couples from the summer, including Sophie Gradon & Tom Powell and Rykard Jenkins & Rachel Fenton.

But Katie Salmon and Adam Maxted split up just days after the series concluded.

Love Island has proved a ratings hit for ITV2 and the channel has already confirmed a third series for next year.

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