Love Island start date revealed: Here's when the iconic dating show is returning for its 11th series

ITV’s hit reality TV dating show is set to return to our TV screens sooner than you’d think. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming series.

Love Island series 11 2024 start date revealed show host Maya Jama ITV
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Love Island series 11 2024 start date revealed show host Maya Jama ITV

It’s summer again and our summer essential is getting ready to return to our TV screens. Love Island has been a guilty pleasure for most of us and every year the show bosses try to bring us good TV and entertainment. Legends like Amy Hart, Maura Higgins, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Molly-Mae Hague and more are all popular thanks to the show.

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After a very dramatic and chaotic All Stars spin-off earlier this year where Molly Smith and Tom Clare won the show, ITV bosses are ready to bring us our summer dose with the 11th series of Love Island.

When is Love Island series 11 going to start?

Love Island released a teaser for the return of the show this week on their Instagram. The teaser for the 11th series of the popular ITV2 reality show features an illusive figure dressed in a silver boiler suit. Hinting the series would be a bit different than the last ones, the promo shows a flame thrower being ignited to the sound of an electric guitar.

The teaser ends with the famous Love Island theme tune re-versioned into rock music and the message shows:

This summer’s going to be fire (emoji)

Amidst this, speculation has begun that the show’s start date is closer than ever. Historically, the show premiered in the first week of June except for 2021 when it started at the end of that month. An insider told The Sun that the launch night will be on Monday, June 3. The source added:

Fans will be pleased as it's just weeks away - summer doesn't start until Love Island is back on TV.

The show will be hosted by Maya Jama - who took over the presenting duty from Laura Whitmore in 2022.

Love Island viewership over the years

While ITV is preparing to bring back the iconic dating show, Love Island seems to have lost its charm over the viewers in the past few years. The All Stars spin-off hoped to bring back the show’s craze but the show’s finale became the least watched finale since series one in 2015. According to MailOnline, only one million viewers tuned in live for the All Stars’ grand finale. Seeing the declined ratings, a fan wrote:

I’m hoping they don’t do a January series next year and they rest it. Just focus on the summer and give people a break.

Additionally, all the winners of the show so far also seem to have gone different ways since then.

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Sources Used

The Sun: Love Island start date revealed as show returns for an 11th series this summer – and it’s just weeks away

Daily Mail: Love Island is back! ITV unveil first teaser for season 11

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