When does Love Island 2023 finish? Final details and favourites to win

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The winter edition may have only just got underway, but fans want to know when does Love Island 2023 finish?

Winter Love Island 2023 (opens in new tab) officially kicked off on Monday 15 January with new host Maya Jama (opens in new tab) making her presenting debut after Laura Whitmore quit (opens in new tab) following two series at the helm. Filmed in sunny South Africa (opens in new tab), viewers have been settling down on the sofa to see the all new Love Island cast (opens in new tab) in action as they embark on their journeys to find love. So far, farmer Will Young (opens in new tab) has become an early favourite, but there's still time for that to change. 

Some are growing impatient for the drama to really get going, looking ahead to Casa Amor (opens in new tab) and even the grand final. With this in mind we've shared when Winter Love Island could end and what we know of the final and favourites to win so far.

When does Love Island 2023 finish?

Love Island's voiceover star Iain Stirling said in the opening episode of the winter edition that the show will go on for 2 months. Based on this, we believe Love Island 2023 will finish on March 13.

Previous Love Island finals have taken place on a Monday, after 8 weeks of fun in the sun. For example, the 2022 series started on Monday 6 June and ended on Monday 1 August 2022. Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu were crowned your winners and thankfully they remain one of the Love Island couples that are still together (opens in new tab) today.

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Similarly the 2021 summer edition of Love Island lasted eight weeks with Liam Reardon and Millie Court announced as the winning couple. Though the two sadly confirmed their split (opens in new tab) on July 13, 2022 after just under a year together.

 Where is the Love Island final?

The Winter Love Island final takes place live at the same villa in South Africa. This differs from the summer series of Love Island 2022 which is filmed in Majorca.

The Love Island final usually consists of highlights of the couple’s last day in the villa, including sweet speeches to each other and a romantic dance, as well as their last dates. Maya will then chat to those who have left Love Island (opens in new tab) this series, plus the finalists live from the villa, with a lively audience in tow.

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 Can you get tickets to the Love Island final? 

Tickets aren't currently available to attend the Winter Love Island final in South Africa. However you can currently apply to be part of Love Island's spin-off show Aftersun that's filmed every Sunday.

You can make your application via Applause Store (opens in new tab) for upcoming Aftersun filming (opens in new tab)dates in February. But please note you are not guarenteed 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.

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 are favourites to win Love Island 2023?

According to Betway (opens in new tab), contestants Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins are currently the favourite islanders to win Love Island 2023. Though as we're only one week into the action - this could very much change. Other favourites include Will Young and Olivia Hawkins.

Betway: Top Winter Love Island male contestant

  • Ron Hall: 2/1
  • Will Young: 3/1
  • Tom Clare: 11/2
  • Kai Fagan: 6/1
  • Shaq Muhammad: 6/1
  • Aaron Waters: 8/1

Betway: Top Winter Love Island female contestant

  • Lana Jenkins: 2/1
  • Olivia Hawkins: 5/1
  • Anna-May Robey: 6/1
  • Tanya Manhenga: 6/1
  • Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown: 6/1
  • Jessie Wynter: 7/1
  • Tanyel Revan: 8/1

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