Love Island Season 8: Release date, Cast, and More Updates

Love Island a British reality dating game show launched its seventh season on June 28, 2021, with Laura Whitmore who served as the host on ITV2 and narrated by lain Stirling for the seventh season as well. It was initially scheduled to premiere in mid-2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic happened and things didn’t go exactly as planned. As a result, the premiere date had to be pushed back.

In the seventh season of Love Island, artist Mable made a quick appearance at a party hosted by Spotify and performed a few of her greatest hits including her latest single “Let Them Know.”

The last season was won by Liam Reardon and Millie Court accumulating 42.02 per cent of the ultimate vote, and they became the first-ever couple of late recruits to finish off the series as the victor. While Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran were the runners-up. 

When this season Love Island was launched, it became the second most-watched series earning a decent score of 4.17 million spectators. Now that the seventh season has served us with a lot of dramas and entertainment, fans are still hyped and eagerly looking forward to the next season and here’s what we know about it.

Release date of Love Island season 8: When is it?

Although show is renewed for another season and as of now, it’s not known when the next season will be released. Given the tremendous love and support received from the fans across the globe, the series likely will return sooner then you think. And guess what?   Love Island season 8 is scheduled to arrive on September 4, 2022.

The cast of Love Island season 8: Who’s in it?

The cast members for the upcoming season is kept under wraps. However, we do expect that Laura Whitmore would return and host the eight season with Iain Stirling as the narrator.

Currently, the casting teams for Love Island season 8 are perhaps auditioning for potential contestants. Henceforth, it’s pretty much unknown who will be cast for the next season. The show makers possibly might have a few names in mind, but nothing is confirmed for now. 

The last season had 37 contestants competing for the show and the series was won by 21-year-old Liam Reardon and 24-year-old Millie Court. 

The upcoming season will likely have the same number of contestants or maybe more but let’s leave this decision to the casting directors as presently, they are on the look out for the perfect candidate and it’ll probably take some time till the names of the contestants are finally revealed. 

What to expect from season 8 of Love Island?

Usually, the reality show is videographed on the beautiful Balearic Island of Majorca situated in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, a secluded and small portion of the island. We previously saw the villa back in 2019 and underwent quite a gap in the show due to the pandemic and the sad demise of host Caroline Flack, per CNN.

But luckily, fans got to the same set-up in the seventh season. This made fans speculate that the eighth season will be filmed in the predicted location. 

Nevertheless, the show’s format will remain the same and the rules applied for the contestants will get more stricter and fans should not expect much changes though we never know what might actually take place. Until then stay curious and keep your eyes peeled for more updates!

Series overview

Series Episodes Start date Finale date Islanders Days Winners Runners-Up Average viewers (millions) Presenter Voiceover Location
1 29 7 June 2015 15 July 2015 23 41 Jess Hayes & Max Morley Hannah Elizabeth & Jon Clark 0.57 Caroline Flack Iain Stirling Spain Santanyí, Mallorca
2 37 30 May 2016 11 July 2016 26 45 Cara De La Hoyde & Nathan Massey Alex Bowen & Olivia Buckland 1.47
3 43 5 June 2017 24 July 2017 32 52 Amber Davies & Kem Cetinay Camilla Thurlow & Jamie Jewitt 2.52 Spain Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Mallorca
4 49 4 June 2018 30 July 2018 38 59 Dani Dyer & Jack Fincham Laura Anderson & Paul Knops 3.96
5 49 3 June 2019 29 July 2019 36 58 Amber Gill & Greg O’Shea Molly-Mae Hague & Tommy Fury 5.61
6 36 12 January 2020 23 February 2020 32 44 Finn Tapp & Paige Turley Luke Trotman & Siânnise Fudge 3.96 Laura Whitmore South Africa Midden Cottage, Constantia, Cape Town
7 49 28 June 2021 23 August 2021 37 58 Liam Reardon & Millie Court Chloe Burrows & Toby Aromolaran 4.17 Spain Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Mallorca
8 TBA 6 June 2022 August 2022 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Love Island season 9 coming back?

No announement has been made from the production’s end, as of now.

Leave a Comment