Winter Love Island could disappoint fans as surprising detail is revealed

Love Island is finally ending tonight, much to the disappointment of dedicated fans.

Thankfully, the winter version is just around the corner in January, but fans might be upset to learn that it won't be quite the same as the original.

This year's series has gripped the nation over the last eight weeks over Islanders' snakey tactics, explosive rows and shock dumpings.

But 2017 winner Kem Cetinay has teased that it won't be January's version, which will take place in South Africa, will only last for four weeks – half the time of the summer version.

During his appearance on This Morning, Eamonn Holmes mentioned that there would be a winter version.

Kem replied: "Yeah, a winter one in January. Four weeks, but…"

Love Island is the most watched programme of the year for adults aged 16-34, across any channel.

The show has hit new heights in its fifth series this summer, breaking the 6 million viewers mark for the first time, in terms of four-screen consolidated viewing.

There have been over 2 billion impressions on Twitter so far this series, and the Love Island account has over 3 million instagram followers.

In early 2020 Love Island will be back in an all new location, with the first series of the year bringing the sunshine to viewers at home from a brand new villa in South Africa.

The summer series will then return to Europe for a summer of love closer to home.

Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions at ITV, said: "Off the back of a record-breaking year, we're delighted to be bringing an extra series of our biggest and sunniest show to the 2020 schedule.

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"Love Island has proven yet again to be the perfect format that engages younger audiences. In response to this viewer appetite, a new batch of young singletons will deliver some highly anticipated post-Christmas romance and drama from our new and luxurious location."

Love Island UK is produced by ITV Studios Entertainment and Motion Content Group.

Angela Jain, Managing Director ITV Studios Entertainment, said: "We love making Love Island for ITV2.

"The show's success is testament to the magnificent production team that decamp to Mallorca every year to deliver the award-winning show with its trademark warmth, wit and wide-ranging appeal.

"And now 2020 is going to have even more love than before."

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