When is the Love Island reunion in 2023? Confirmed release date

Here's when all the islanders will be back together again

Love Island 2023 summer cast André Furtado, Molly Marsh, George Fensom, Ruchee Gurung, Ella Thomas, Catherine Agbaje, Tyrique Hyde, Medhi Edno, Jess Harding and Mitchel Taylor.
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The winners Jess Harding and Sammy Root have been crowned - but what happens next? Fans will be able to catch up with the antics of their favourite islanders soon in the Love Island reunion.

Following on from the successful Winter Love Island, the summer edition came, saw, conquered and crowned its winners. Host Maya Jama confirmed that Jess Harding and Sammy Root had received the largest public vote and had therefore won the series during the series finale on Monday, July 31. Coming in second place was Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki.

But luckily there's one more outing in store before fans have to kiss goodbye to the cast for good. In true Love Island tradition, a reunion show has been commissioned by ITV which will document the islanders' changed lives following the live final - as well as a brand new show being hailed as 'Love Island for grown ups'.

Host Maya Jama has been confirmed as heading up the special, which is always a must-watch for fans who dedicated their time and energy to watching the summer series. As well as delving into off-screen cat fights and secret hookups, it often reveals which Love Island couples are still together after the villa. Here's the all-important date for your diary.

When is Love Island reunion 2023?

The Summer Love Island reunion will air on ITV2 on Sunday, 6th August, according to Applause Store which has limited availability remaining on audience tickets. Filming is taking place at BBC Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, on the outskirts of London.

It follows the same schedule as the Winter Love Island series which saw its reunion show air three weeks after the final. Presented by host Maya Jama, the show will be shining a spotlight on what the 2023 islanders have been up to since the grand final.

"It promises to be packed to the rafters with even more gossip direct from the Islanders themselves, exclusive interviews and a celebrity panel desperate to have their say on all things Love Island," according to Audience Store, who have released tickets for the event. They've also confirmed that all islanders will be in attendance.

One fan wrote on X platform (the new name for Twitter) "I’m more excited for the reunion than the love island final."

Another fan put, "Imagine Scott and Catherine come to the reunion together Abi would go mental."

And a third fan wrote, "This reunion is going to be MESSY."

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Fans are certainly excited to see the Summer Love Island cast reunite - with drama expected more so than during the Aftersun filming.

Where is the Love Island reunion being filmed?

The Love Island reunion 2023 is being filmed at the BBC Elstree Studios, in Borehamwood, London. There'll be a live audience for the show and you can sign up to be in the audience for the night.

You can make your application via Applause Store for the Love Island 2023 reunion. But please note you are not guaranteed a ticket when you apply. If you haven't received an e-ticket 24 hours in advance of the show, sadly you've been unsuccessful on this occasion.

"Some of our shows are incredibly popular, so all tickets are sent at random," Applause Store state of their ticket policy.

You must be over 18 to apply for tickets, and no cameras are allowed in the studio. But you do get to see the islanders close up in the flesh.

Who won Love Island 2023?

Jess Harding and Sammy Root were crowned the winners of Summer Love Island 2023. The handsome couple agreed to split the £50,000 prize after the result which shocked and divided some fans.

Obviously there are going to be some that disagree with the result, some arguing another couple should have taken home the £50,000 prize, while others said that Jess and Sammy's success was down to the love for her and they wished that 'Split or Steal' was still a thing, so she could have taken all the cash.

But since jetting back to a cold England, Jess has yet to address any of the negativity or opinions surrounding her and Sammy's win. But she's got her phone back and has been on Instagram to thank fans. Sharing a picture of them together in the villa, she wrote, "Thank you to everyone who have supported both of us through this amazing journey. Absolutely no words."

Sammy said of their win, "It feels amazing, it’s hard to have any words for it really but it’s very surreal."

The pair have confirmed that they're going to keep the relationship going outside the villa. 

"I feel like I’m ready to enjoy the outside world with Sammy, it’s been an amazing opportunity and I am grateful to start it and finish it as a winner so very happy," said Jess. 

Sammy added, "It’s been a very very long journey and I’ve enjoyed every step of the way, the best two months of my life. It’s exciting for us to crack on on the outside."

Meanwhile, although some fans were gutted that Whitney and Lochan finished their Love Island journey in second place, they've still got support from fans. One wrote, "Still my winners" while another fans were gutted about the video glitch, which failed to show their best moments.

"Bit unfair their video didn’t play! Could have corrected it and shown after Jesse and Sammy spoke!"

While a third fan agreed, "I was sad they didn’t get their video of their journey."

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Emily Stedman
Features Editor

Emily Stedman is the former Features Editor for GoodTo covering all things TV, entertainment, royal, lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Boasting an encyclopaedic knowledge on all things TV, celebrity and royals, career highlights include working at HELLO! Magazine and as a royal researcher to Diana biographer Andrew Morton on his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. In her spare time, Emily can be found eating her way around London, swimming at her local Lido or curled up on the sofa binging the next best Netflix show.

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