Where is Love Island Aftersun filmed? Winter Love Island 2023

It's the spin-off show that airs every Sunday after the main event, but where is Love Island Aftersun filmed?

A photo of the set where Love Island Aftersun is filmed
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Love Island: Aftersun airs every Sunday at 10pm on ITV2, straight after Love Island finishes. And many viewers are asking where is Love Island Aftersun filmed?

Winter Love Island 2023 is finally here, bringing all the drama, dumpings and recouplings with it. As we settle down on the sofa at 9pm each night and watch the Love Island cast lounge around in a luxury villa in a climate much warmer than the one we're experiencing in the UK, many of us have wondered where is Winter Love Island filmed?

But let's not forget about the weekly spin-off show, Love Island: Aftersun. Filling us in with even more gossip, behind-the-scenes antics and details of who has left Love Island recently, host Maya Jama welcomes celebrity guests to dissect the latest drama from the villa. And while we know the Islanders are residing in sunny South Africa, many are curious as to where Love Island: Aftersun is filmed? Here’s everything you need to know.

Where is Love Island Aftersun filmed?

While the main show is set in South Africa, Love Island: Aftersun is actually filmed at BT Studios in Stratford, East London. This means that host Maya has a hefty commute, splitting her time between Cape Town for the live Love Island shows and London for Aftersun on a weekly basis.

Maya Jama hosts Love Island: Aftersun alongside regular guests Sam Thompson - best known for Channel 4's Made in Chelsea - and Indiyah Polak, who was a contestant on the 2022 series of Love Island. Indiyah and Sam also host the show's popular podcast, Love Island: The Morning After.

Announcing their new roles on Instagram with a video testing their Love Island knowledge, Indiyah wrote: "Super excited to announce that I’m the newest Love Island Podcast host with the amazing @samthompsonuk not only that but an Aftersun panellist alongside @mayajama and Sam 💗 honestly such a pinch me moment to be back on your screens again!!! Ready for the ride and all the drama 🎭 🌴💕"

Meanwhile, Sam captioned the video, "Today… a young, Love Island super fans dreams all came true🥺 You’re looking at the HOSTS of the OFFICIAL LOVE ISLAND PODCAST BABY!!!

"Not only that, but I will be a regular feature on Aftersun alongside @mayajama and the absolute legend that is @IndiyahHP! I’ve never been so excited in my life!!!!!!!

"Bring on the tears, the tantrums, and the drama… I’m ready for it baby!!!"

Is Aftersun filmed live?

Yes, Aftersun is filmed live with a live audience. It airs live every Sunday at 10pm for an hour and five minutes, straight after the main show. The show consists of interviews with dumped Islanders, friends and family members and also features celebrity guests.

However, if you miss the live broadcast of Aftersun, don't worry. You can still get all the latest Love Island gossip by watching on catch-up on ITVX.

Can you get tickets for Love Island Aftersun?

Yes, you can get tickets to be in the Aftersun audience in London. You can apply for tickets via the Applause Store – simply visit their site, choose the date you’re interested in going along and fill in the online form. 

Applying doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get a space. But if you do, you’ll get an email confirming tickets 48 hours before the show goes live. This means you're likely to find out on the Friday if you've managed to get tickets to the show on Sunday.

Audience tickets are free, but you must be aged 18 or over to apply and you must be able to make your way to London.

The Love Island Aftersun studio

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Where is the Winter Love Island villa 2023?

Winter Love Island 2023 has retuned to Cape Town, South Africa, and is filmed at the Ludus Magnus estate in Franschhoek.

The estate is surrounded by vineyards and famed for French heritage and cuisine, and it's sustainable too, with 266 solar panels generating the luxury accommodation's electricity.

This is a different location to the previous series of Winter Love Island that aired in 2020, which was filmed at the Midden Cottage, located in the Constantia suburb of Cape Town.

Mike Spencer, Executive Producer at Lifted Entertainment, shared his excitement around the new location: "After eight brilliant series, we are excited to be serving up two helpings of love in 2023 by kicking off in January at a stunning new villa in South Africa. We can look forward to more romances, bromances and everything in between as we embark on another epic year of love." 

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