IT'S the news we've all been waiting for.
As if the prospects for this summer couldn't get better, Love Island is set to return to our screens TONIGHT.
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When will Love Island 2021 start?
Love Island will start TONIGHT (Monday, June 28) at 9pm.
As usual it will be airing on ITV2 and will be available to watch on the ITV Hub.
The opening episode lasts for an hour and a half, but thereafter it is on for an hour until 10pm or 10.05pm.
The show usually runs from the beginning of June for eight weeks until August.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic it is due to start and end a little later than usual.
If the pandemic has not altered the course of events too much, we can expect to see the 2021 edition run on a similar timeframe.
Where will Love Island be held?
The show is set to return to the iconic villa in Majorca.
In May 2021, The Sun exclusively revealed work on the site was in full swing.
Who are the 2021 Love Island contestants?
The names of the contestants competing in this year's series have been revealed.
The sizzling line-up is as follows:
- Former Only Fans star Shannon Singh
- Nando's waitress and marketing student Liberty Poole
- Civil servant Sharon Gaffka
- Fashion blogger Kaz Kamwi
- Marketing executive Chloe Burrows
- Lettings manager Faye Winter
- Labourer Brad McClelland
- Luxury events host Aaron Francis
- Water engineer Jake Cornish
- Semi-pro footballer Toby Aromolaran
- PE teacher Hugo Hammond
What has ITV said about the series?
In a statement, ITV said: "Love Island returns for its seventh sizzling series, as a host of new singletons seek to find their perfect match.
"Returning to ITV2, the Islanders must do their best to flirt, date, couple up and try and avoid being 'dumped'."
ITV announced series seven was being moved to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in May 2020.
So this long-awaited series is set to be a popular one with Love Island fans who have been deprived of the show for a year!
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