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ITV Confirms Finale Date For 'Love Island' – And It's So Soon

ITV Confirms Finale Date For 'Love Island' – And It's So Soon

We're not ready!

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

It might feel like the new Winter Love Island has only just hit screens - but ITV has now confirmed that it's coming to an end in just 11 days.

Yep, we were just getting used to nestling in at 9pm every night to watch the latest goings-on from the South African villa, but soon we're going to have to find something else to do with our evenings instead (SOB).

Taking to Twitter to announce the looming finale, ITV press centre wrote: "Confirmed. Love Island: The Live Final. Sunday 23 February at 9pm on ITV2 #loveisland".

Say it 'aint so!

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This year, Winter Love Island's opening night brought in one million fewer viewers than the series prior.

Following Caroline Flack's arrest drama, the series emerged with a brand new host, Irish beauty Laura Whitmore - and while her debut was positively recieved, at first, a large chunk of the usual viewers still didn't come flocking.

Initially, many fans of the show admitted that they just couldn't get behind the sunshine and bikini clad contestants in the winter months.

However, predictably, as the show has gone on, it has slowly but surely reeled us all back in.

In the past few weeks, we've been treated to everything from the drama of Casa Amor to our first fully fledged couple.

Plus, there's been romance, racy bedroom antics and brutal betrayals along the way - as well as one islander dramatically walking out to follow his heart.

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The show really has given us *all the feels*.

But before you start mourning the current batch of islanders - from Shaughna to Sianesse to Callum to Luke M - we should probably remind you that you won't have to wait long before the that gap in your life is filled by a brand new summer series.

While we don't have an official start date for the summer Love Island yet, it usually begins in June and ends in July. So, that means we'll only have just over four months from the finale of the winter edition before the new one series begins.

Who said two series' of Love Island in one year was too much, eh? We bet every doubter is eating their words now...

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Love Island