Love Island fans are celebrating the return of Casa Amor and the dramatic switch up has already created a range of talking points ahead of the next recoupling.
Over the last few weeks several couples have formed close bonds and the likes of Jessie Wynter and Will Young entered Casa Amor as the bookmakers favourites to win the show.
However, that relationship looks set to face its biggest test so far with Will sharing a kiss with new girl Layla Al Mowani. All six of the original couples face a huge decision in the coming days on whether to remain with their old partner or recouple with someone from Casa Amor.
But what is Casa Amor, how long is it on for and when is the next recoupling likely to take place? Here is everything you need to know.
What is Casa Amor?
During Casa Amor the couples from the original line up are divided and the boys leave their partners to move to a new villa filled with six new bombshells, while the girls are also joined by six new male singletons.
At the end of the process the contestants then have the option to either remain with their partner or ditch them for one of the new contestants at Casa Amor.
Casa Amor is often one of the most anticipated parts of the show and over the years it has produced memorable moments such as Andrew Le Page recoupling with Coco Lodge and Michael Griffthis recoupling with Joanna Chimonides.
When was Casa Amor introduced to Love Island?
The Casa Amor twist was first introduced to Love Island in 2017 and over the last six years it has been synonymous for producing some of the most dramatic and heated moments of each series.
Casa Amor featured in the last winter Love Island series in 2020 and it will once again play a major role this year.
When is Casa Amor?
Casa Amor returns on Sunday 12 February - just two days before Valentines Day.
Casa Amor typically arrives on the scene during week 4 or 5 of the show, with the new contestants arriving somewhere between the 23rd and 30th day of the programme.
Here is when Casa Amor was introduced in previous years.
- Series 8 (Summer): Casa Amor - Day 27
- Series 7 (Summer) : Casa Amor - Day 29
- Series 6 (Winter) : Casa Amor - Day 23
- Series 5 (Summer) : Casa Amor - Day 26
- Series 4 (Summer) : Casa Amor - Day 26
- Series 3 (Summer) : Casa Amor - Day 26
How long does Casa Amor last?
Going off previous years, Casa Amor usually lasts around three or four days. This gives the new islanders a short window of opportunity to secure their place in the original villa and avoid an early exit from the show.
This means that viewers are likely to have to wait until Friday 17 February for the explosive stick or twist showdown.
Last year just three of the nine couples remained in a relationship after the drama of Casa Amor with six of the original villa choosing to recouple.
Has a Casa Amor contestant ever won Love Island?
Despite rocking the villa every year since 2017, so far a Casa Amor bombshell has not won the show.
The closest contestants to winning the show from Casa Amor were Ovie Soko in 2019 and Kazimir Crossley in 2018. Both contestants reached the final but missed out on the £50,000 cash prize after finishing in third position.