Love Island 2021 to launch with extra long episode as singletons move into villa

With Love Island’s 2021 series arriving on our screens later this month, new information has been pouring out with the latest piece being about the length of the first episode.

With production is set to begin later this month and the first episode will air on June 28, and it has now been confirmed that it will be a special one hour, 35 minute episode.

Episodes following that will return to their usual hour-long segment, airing at 9pm each day of the week.

Television listing sites have already started to run the information with ITV confirming the schedule to be correct.

The weekly Love Island: Aftersun will also be returning with Laura Whitmore in the hosting chair from London.

Laura will be interviewing islanders as they leave the villa, speaking to family and friends of contestants, bringing celebrity fans in to give their opinion on the show and sharing unseen footage with viewers.

Love Island will start airing on June 28, with production heading out a week early to get prepared.

A source at the MailOnline said: “Crew members are scheduled to fly out to Majorca on June 20, with the series expected to launch a week later.

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“In 2019, the first episode aired on June 3, meaning Love Island will be over three weeks later this year due to current restrictions on overseas travel.”

With Covid restrictions in place and Majorca on the amber list it does mean that while the cast and crew are able to fly to the island, if they want to return home they will need to self isolate on arrival.

If there are any surprises brought by the pandemic that rule Majorca out then fans will still get the next series of the show as a backup location has been built in Jersey.

News of the next season came via Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on This Morning today (June 16) when Holly’s phone rang out as she shouted the famous “got a text!” catchphrase for the show.

Picking up her phone the message read: “Love Island is back! Monday 28th June 9pm, ITV2 & ITV Hub #ThisIsNotADrill #CrackOn."

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