First look at Winter Love Island as stars trade Mallorca for Cape Town

The first look at Winter Love Island was revealed by the official Twitter account today with a short teaser clip.

ITV confirmed earlier this year that there will be two editions of the popular dating show in 2020 – the usual summer version and a brand new winter series that will kick off in January from South Africa.

The show, which is expected for a New Year release date, teased the new Winter series with a short GIF, hinting at the show's new sun-soaked location in South Africa on Twitter on Monday.

In the video, a Love Island themed airplane is seen soaring across a bright blue sky while flying a bold banner with the words: "Do one, winter", emblazoned across it.


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The reflection of the airplane is seen in a hunky mystery contestant's rose-tinted aviator shades and the iconic Love Island theme-tune sound is played in the background.

The Tweet instantly racked up thousands of views with excited fans rushing to the comment section to discuss the hotly-anticipated new series.

One user wrote: "BRING. IT. ON!!!!!!"

While another replied: "IT'S GONNA BE BACKKKKK."

A third penned: "I’m soooooo excitttteedddd."

Another Love Island fan joked: "Get me round that firepit."


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2020 will see not only a summer Love Island, but also a winter edition, set all the way in South Africa – as opposed to the usual Mallorca.

The country's summer runs between December and March, so temperatures could be set to soar in the Cape Town villa.

While an official date hasn't been confirmed, the show's reportedly set for a comeback very soon into the new year – on 8th January.


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According to MailOnline , those that work on the show will be jetting out on New Year's Day.

The sources also told the publication that fans can expect a two week shorter edition of the show, and that producers will be using "test Islanders" ahead of the main cast's arrival.

Presenter Caroline Flack has recently been in South Africa filming promos ahead of the show, after experiencing a gruelling 13 hour flight which she documented on Instagram .

The stunning TV host will continue to oversee all the romantic connections – and rejections – on the shows this year.

She also shared the teaser video with her 2.3 million Instagram followers alongside the cheeky caption: "Who’s ready?"


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As well as Caroline, fans will be happy to know that comedian Iain Stirling will again be lending his voice to the show as the drama unfolds.

"Do you know what?" he told Good Morning Britain recently, "Winter Love Island is gonna come back sooner that you thought and it's gonna be enjoyable."

TV bosses are reportedly still in the process of whittling down single hopefuls to source a dream cast for the hotly anticipated series.

While the cast is unknown, rumours were floating for a while that Katie Price's ex-toyboy Charles Drury had signed on for the villa.

Charles hit out at the speculation though, branding the rumours "fake news."

Another hunk that might be heading out is model Jay Munro, who's lent his voice to the Aussie version of The Voice.

It will less than six months after Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea seized the final prize, before breaking up weeks later.

*Love Island returns in January on ITV2

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