How long is Love Island on for? Number of weeks 2021 ITV series runs for - and date of the final

Previous series have lasted between six and eight weeks long, with various numbers of contestants and some double evictions

Love Island is back with more heart-to-hearts, broken hearts and recouplings to fill your summer nights.

Fans’ romance with the show took an 18 month break as the Covid pandemic called off our annual recoupling with ITV’s best dating show.

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But, like most summer romances - it will come to an end. The show normally airs until August, so when does it finish this year? This is what you need to know.

The initial contestants will be joined by additional singletons as the series continues (Picture: ITV)
The initial contestants will be joined by additional singletons as the series continues (Picture: ITV)

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When is the Love Island 2021 final?

There has been no confirmed end date for the upcoming seventh series, though prior seasons have lasted around eight weeks long.

Therefore, fans can expect to watch the finale on 28 August, when two loved up singletons win £50,000.

The winning couple then gets the chance to split or steal, and while all former contestants have chosen to split the prize money, there is nothing to say this has to happen.

How are the finalists chosen?

The two couples who make it to the final will have endured eight weeks of sun, sea and sizzling hot drama.

The couples recouple each week, choosing to stick with their partner or choose someone else. The person who is not recoupled with will be dumped from the Mallorcan villa.

The two couples in the final will not necessarily have been part of the initial eleven contestants, as new singletons are introduced throughout the series to shake things up.

What can you expect from this series?

ITV have now announced the contestants entering the villa on 28 June, ranging from PE teacher Hugo to former glamour model Shannon and luxury events hosts Aaron.

ITV promises to deliver “shock recouplings, unexpected splits and dramatic exits.”

Bosses for the show have also said it will return with “more texts, fire pit gatherings and challenges await the lovestruck Islanders, meaning there’ll be plenty for them to dish the dirt on in the Beach Hut.”

When is Love Island on TV?

Love Island will return on 28 June at 9pm on ITV2, the show will air every weeknight and Sunday.