ITV2 has commissioned a fourth series of Love Island 2018 following tonight's final.
The hit reality series will return next summer, the channel has already officially announced.
The latest seven week series has seen its islanders’ antics become one of the country’s biggest conversation topics, with record ratings making it ITV2’s most successful format amongst 16-34s.
Including catch up figures across all devices, the 2017 run has enjoyed a peak audience of more than 3 million viewers - based on the latest available data.
In the overnight figures, the series has averaged 1.7 million viewers up 750,000 on last year based on the latest numbers.
The series, which sees sexy singletons searching for love in a sunshine paradise, has generated numerous watercooler moments, with the exploits of couples including Kem and Amber, Camilla and Jamie and Olivia and Chris keeping viewers gripped throughout the Summer.
Head of Digital Channels & Acquisitions Paul Mortimer said: “At ITV2, we couldn't be more thrilled with how Love Island fever has gripped the nation. Now established as the perfect series to start the summer, we’re delighted to be bringing the show back for our young adult audience in 2018.”
ITV Studios' Creative Director for Entertainment, Richard Cowles, added: “We are delighted that viewers have embraced Love Island so wholeheartedly; it has become the most talked about show of the summer. We are thrilled that we will be back with a new series next year.”
Love Island 2018 will air next summer.
To apply for Love Island 2018 you must be at least 18, have a valid passport and, if required, visas to travel and stay within the EU, plus of course be free for a long hot summer next year.
Applications for Series 4 of Love Island in 2018 will open soon at ITV.com/LoveIsland