As Love Island fans gear up to head back to the villa for a summer of grafting by the firepit, here's when the new series will start and what we know so far. 

ITV viewers will be treated to no doubt the same muggy behaviour and jaw-dropping twists that we've come to expect from the reality dating show. 

For the show's eighth series, we will also be treated to a brand new villa and there are rumours of further shake-ups with the infamous Casa Amor expected to be dropped from this year's programme. 

Here's everything we know so far about the popular dating show's return and when it will be on TV.

When is Love Island back on TV?

Love Island returns to our screens on June 6 on ITV 2 and ITV Hub.

The news broke when the dating show dropped its first trailer and while the programme didn't reveal much about the new series, it did cause a stir.

The teaser trailer took a light-hearted swipe at other dating shows including Davina McCall's Language of Love and First Dates.

ITV announced the 2022 season's start date via Twitter on May 24, with the show writing: "Here's your first hot date of the summer."

How to watch Love Island

The new series will air on June 6 on ITV 2 and ITV Hub.

You will also be able to catch up on all seven series of the UK version on the ITV Hub.

You can also watch Love Island Australia as well as various after shows there as well.

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How long is Love Island?

Season seven of the ITV dating show lasted for eight weeks, which is one of the longer length seasons.

Previous seasons have lasted for about six weeks.

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Love Island 2022 cast: Meet the Islanders

Here are the 11 islanders that have ITV has confirmed to be joining this years series:

Get to know the new islanders and check out their social medias ahead of the new show in our explainer here.

Who won Love Island 2021? 

The show's seventh was won by Millie Court and Liam Reardon, who split the £50,000 prize and moved into a £1m Essex home together.

The couple follows behind series six stars Paige and Finn, who won the first-ever winter edition of the show.

Who hosts Love Island and who is the narrator?

Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore has hosted Love Island since January 2020, after taking over from the late Caroline Flack.

She will return to the series alongside her husband, the narrator and comedian Iain Stirling.

Stirling, is also a writer and Twitch streamer, that has been the voiceover for the ITV2 dating show since 2015. 

Love Island returns to ITV 2 at 9 pm on Monday June 6.