When is Casa Amor on Winter Love Island 2023?

It's almost Casa Amor time!

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Winter Love Island has started, and it's turned out to be an action packed series already. But viewers are now starting to ask when does Casa Amor start?

Since 2017, during each Love Island series the boys and girls have been split up for a few days - with the half the contestants heading over to a second villa: Casa Amor. There, contestants are greeted by a host of new bombshells, as are the islanders who remain at the main villa. It's always a dramatic time - much like the final when Love Island finishes - as Islanders have the choice to either couple up with someone new, or stick with their original partner.

Now that Winter Love Island 2023 is in full swing, fans of the show are keen to see the return of the second villa shake up the Love Island cast. In Spanish, Casa Amor means 'Love House', but it often brings more drama than it does love - we take a look at what we can expect from this year's twist, and investigate when Casa Amor might start and when Casa Amor ends...

When does Casa Amor start in Winter Love Island 2023?

Casa Amor usually comes around halfway through the series, after four weeks. This year's Winter Love Island started on January 16, so it looks like Casa Amor will arrive in the week beginning February 13.

In addition, a source quoted in the Mirror has suggested that Casa Amor is just days away. They revealed, "Casa Amor starts filming this weekend and then viewers will see the explosive fall out next week. It'll be one of the most dramatic Casa Amor splits ever as apart from two couples, all the relationships are so fragile. Fans won't want to miss it."

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However, Love Island is yet confirm when Casa Amor will happen in the current series, and the date usually isn't revealed until a day or two before. While it usually takes place around the fourth week of the show - roughly the halfway point - it's not always in the same episode. 

Previously, the twist has made an appearance at various points between episode 20 and 30, so it's hard to know exactly when Casa Amor will be sprung on the Islanders.

A source recently revealed to the Sun that Casa Amor this year may include a major twist. The source said: "Casa Amor's inhabitants have always been able to relax in the knowledge that the people they're coupled up with are miles away.

"Well not any more - if there's any wild partying going on, the main villa may well be able to hear it.

"This year, it really could be a case of having trouble with the neighbours as the bombshells try to crack couples apart."

How many nights is Casa Amor in Love Island?

Casa Amor usually lasts around three or four nights - long enough for heads to potentially be turned and for the infamous postcards to be sent back to the main villa.

Contestants are then asked at the end of the stint whether they want to stick with their original partner, or couple up with one of the new Islanders.

But what makes it more tense is that their partner won't know whether they've chosen to stick or split until they're reunited in the main villa.

The original contestants and the ones who have been chosen from Casa Amor to stay are then reunited and continue on in the main villa together, dealing with the aftermath of those relationships which didn't last the Casa Amor experiment.

What happens in Casa Amor?

Since its arrival in season 3 in 2017, Casa Amor has seen many heads get turned in and it's even ended relationships as the contestants get to know new Islanders away from the watchful eyes of the opposite sex.

Last year, it created controversy when Andrew Le Page hooked up with Coco Lodge behind Tasha Ghouri's back, and favourite couple Dami and Indiyah both brought a new Islander into the main villa with them.

Chaos also followed when Cheyanne revealed in front of the contestants that her and Jacques had formed a connection, despite him deciding to stay coupled up with Paige. In a heated argument between the pair, Paige stormed away from Jacques, saying, "He wants his cake and he wants to eat it. This isn't a buffet."

Even solid couples Gemma and Luca and Ekin-Su and Davide had tense conversations at the end of Casa Amor, with Luca feeling like a "muppet" for sleeping outside the whole time while Gemma shared a bed with someone else, and Ekin-Su fuming after Mollie revealed she had shared a kiss with Davide.

Other infamous moments that have come from Casa Amor include Liam Reardon cracking on with bombshell Lillie despite ultimately deciding to stay with Millie Court, and Josh Denzel betraying Georgia Steele when he returned from Casa Amor with Kaz Crossley in series 4.

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