The sixth series of Love Island began broadcasting on 12 January 2020 on ITV2. The series was announced on 24 July 2019 when it was confirmed that two series would air in 2020, and is also the first winter edition of the series. Unlike the summer edition, the luxury villa is located in Cape Town. This series is also the first to be hosted by Laura Whitmore, having taken over from Caroline Flack. The series is narrated by Iain Stirling.
On 15 February 2020, following the death of former presenter Caroline Flack, the Unseen Bits episode due to air that day was not broadcast; but was made available on the ITV Hub. The regular episode did not air the following day either. The show returned on 17 February with a tribute to Flack. On the same day, ITV2 confirmed that the companion series Love Island: Aftersun which was set to air after that episode's main show would not be broadcast. A further tribute to Flack aired during the final on 23 February, which featured a compilation of her time throughout her five series as host
ITV has confirmed the winter version will be back.The dawn of 2023 will see Love Island return to South Africa to find love in a swanky villa, after the winter version was previously rested.Then in the summer, another group of singletons will head to Majorca for an eight-week run and a chance to find love.READ MORE: Love Island's Amber Beckford shares – then deletes – fiery clip of Ekin-Su being slammedNew data has confirmed that the current series' launch was the biggest programme of the year so far for 16-34-year-olds, so there's no surprise ITV are wanting to take advantage of its popularity.It was streamed 7.5million times, while the series so far has been streamed 74m times.There have been a number of huge success stories from Love Island, with the show spawning a handful of weddings and babies after contestants met and fell in love in the televised villa.Season two winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey said: "We both went on the show to have a laugh and also hopefully find love, and that is exactly what we did… we had fun, we fell in love, and here we are six years later married, two beautiful children, a dog and a lovely house."We are still very lucky to be in the public’s hearts and minds, and wherever we are in the world, we always get somebody asking how we are or stopping us for a selfie."Without being on Love Island we would never even have met.”Dom Lever, who met wife Jess Shears on season three, said: “For me Love Island changed everything about my life.
I met my wife, mother of my children, and moved across the country for a better life."Not to mention it changed the course of my career and now I get to spend everything with my family and working for myself.”Meanwhile, Paige Turley and Finn Tapp, who.Read more on dailystar.co.uk