Start Date Announced For Winte...


Start Date Announced For Winter Love Island

Rebecca Shekleton
Rebecca Shekleton

09:56 19 Dec 2019

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The official start date for winter Love Island has been revealed.

ITV2 has announced that the new series of the hit reality show will kick off on January 12th.

The first ever winter version of the show is moving Mallorca to Cape Town, South Africa.

Earlier this week, Caroline Flack stepped down as host of Love Island after she was arrested and charged with assault by beating.

On her Instagram Stories, the 40-year-old presenter said:

"Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it's the best show on telly. In order not to detract from the attention of the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is stand down for Series 6.

"I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town.

"And on a really personal level. I have never experienced such kindness and love in my whole life. Not just from friends and family who are always the greatest... but also from total strangers who send me messages to me offering help and understanding... please know that I see them.

"And my boyfriend Lewis... I love you x."

Caroline is due to appear in court in relation to the incident on Monday, December 23rd.

ITV Statement

In a statement, ITV said: "ITV has a long standing relationship with Caroline and we understand and accept her decision. We will remain in contact with her over the coming months about future series of Love Island."

Laura Whitmore, Maura Higgins, Maya Jama and Rochelle Humes are among the rumoured names being considered to front the show.


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