Winter Love Island start date, applications and first details

Love Island's winter series air date

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Winter Love Island is on its way - here's all we know about the 2020 series so far.

Caroline Flack will be back to host a sixth season of Love Island on ITV2 from January.

It'll be the first series of Love Island to air in the winter, filming at a brand new villa in Cape Town, South Africa.

Love Island 2020 start date

Although not yet officially confirmed, it's been rumoured that the new winter Love Island series will launch on or around January 8.

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, the winter series will run for six weeks as opposed to the eight of the summer season.

"The new Winter Love Island will launch the second week of January," a source shared. "Bosses are still deciding on the final date but it is thought to be January 8 – a week after staff arrive in South Africa. It has been decided that the show will run for six weeks instead of the usual eight.

"The new cast of singletons fly out just days before the launch but bosses work with test Islanders to uncover the best spots in the villa to create drama."

Meanwhile, Caroline has suggested the new run will be "the hottest one yet".

Caroline teased previously: "I literally cannot wait. It is going to be so hot. Probably the hottest one yet.

"Cape Town, can you believe it? Love Island's twice a year now, it's going to be mad."

Apply for Love Island 2020

You've still got time to apply for Winter Love Island in 2020: Applications for Love Island next year close on 30 November 2019.

ITV ask: "ITV2 are looking for vibrant singles from across the UK who want to head to the Winter sun, in search of love !

"The chosen cast will spend time in a luxury villa, getting to know one another, but to remain in paradise they must win the hearts of the public and their fellow Islanders who ultimately decide their fate on Love Island."

In order to apply, you need to be at least 18, have valid travel documents and be free to fly out in January if you get called up.

To apply, visit the official ITV2 website HERE.

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