Watch Love Island UK 2023 – free live stream, tonight's public vote

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Love Island 2023: watch online

Watch Love Island 2023 and you'll soon see why ITV's reality dating show has become a global phenomenon. With bombshells, secret kisses, recouplings and plenty of drama, the Winter edition is ticking all our boxes. Watch Love Island 2023 free ITVX. Overseas? Use ExpressVPN to unblock ITVX from anywhere. Or, check out the best TV and streaming options below... 

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Time and date: 4pm ET / 9pm GMT, January 16 - March 13
TV channel: ITV2
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Love Island 2023: preview

So, it's a whole new season of Love Island UK – hosted by Maya Jama. The Winter edition of the iconic British reality dating show airs every night for a total of eight weeks from January 16, with the Islanders granted the run of a luxury villa in sunny South African.

There's been plenty of twists and shocks so far, not least Tanyel and Ron's steamy snog in last night's kissing game. We've also seen the arrival of two new bombshells – Jordan Odofin, a HR advisor from London, and Casey O'Gorman, a recruitment consultant from Hertfordshire. 

Earlier in the week, a shock recoupling left Zara to pack her suitcase after being dumped from the island when Tom chose Ellie. Meanwhile Shaq dropped the L-bomb, telling Tanya that he loved her. Tonight, Maya Jama returns to the villa...

US fans can watch on Hulu in the US. UK fans away from home can watch Love Island 2023 free on ITVX via a VPN. 

How to watch Love Island 2023 in the UK

Use a VPN to access ITVX (opens in new tab)

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ITV2 is home to Love Island 2023. Episodes air at 9pm GMT every night until March 13.  

You can also live stream new episodes and catch up on old ones via streaming service ITVX it's free to UK viewers with a TV licence.

Travelling outside of the UK? Use a VPN to access ITVX (opens in new tab) from anywhere. We rate ExpressVPN the best overall. It's effortlessly simple to use, so you really can't go wrong. 

How to watch Love Island 2023 when outside the UK

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If you're travelling outside from the UK when Love Island 2023 airs, you will need a VPN to unblock ITVX. We've tried plenty but ExpressVPN is the best overall. Why not try it for 30 days and get your money back if you're not happy.

How to use a VPN for Love Island 2023

There are three simple steps to follow:

1: Get a VPN installed. There are plenty of options, but we'd point you in the direction of ExpressVPN. There's even an offer on right now where you can get an additional three months FREE on a 12-month package and save 49% (opens in new tab). Happily, ExpressVPN is also compatible with pretty much every device you can think of too.

2: Connect to an appropriate server. Select a server located back in your home country and you'll be in and away. And if there's any sniff of an issue, Express's handy 24/7 live chat customer support can come to your rescue.

3: Head over to the service you want. Here you can shop as normal and once you set your location, visit the service you're interested in and sign up as normal or log in, and start watching. And if you don't get along with it, you can always cancel without issue within 30 days and get a full refund. Easy!

How to watch Love Island 2023 online in the US

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Fans based in the US can watch Love Island 2023 on Hulu from January 30 (so, two weeks behind the UK/Australia). 

Hulu costs from $7.99 per month after a 30-day free trial. 

Or get Hulu, Disney Plus (with ads) and ESPN Plus as part of the great-value Disney Plus bundle for only $13.99 per month.

Alongside Hulu Originals like The Dropout, you'll be able to stream the Marvel and Star Wars canon in full, as well as live sports action from UFC to soccer and golf.

Watch Love Island 2023 in Australia & NZ

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Fans in Australia can stream new episodes of Love Island 2023 – Season 9 – on 9Now (opens in new tab), which is completely free to use. Episodes drop at 6pm AEDT daily on 9Now.

To tune in, all you need to do is register with your email address and provide your local, Australian ZIP code.

9Now is 100% free – but only available in Australia. You'll need to get yourself a VPN (opens in new tab) when away from home. 

Over in New Zealand? You can watch free on Neon.  

Can I watch Love Island 2023 in Canada?

Can I watch Love Island 2023 in Canada?

It's bad news for Love Island fans in Canada: Season 9 has yet to find a home. However, don't forget that UK and Aussie nationals visiting Canada can use a VPN to watch for free, via their home streaming services (ITVX in the UK; 9Now in Australia). 

  

Love Island UK contestants 2023

Love Island 2023 live stream: student Tanya Manhenga poses in a yellow bikini alongside two fellow contestants

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  • Tanya Manhenga - 22, biomedical student from Liverpool
  • Kai Fagan - 24, Science and PE teacher from Manchester
  • Lana Jenkins - 25, make-up artist from Luton
  • Ron Hall - 25, financial advisor from Essex
  • Anna-May Robey - 20, payroll admin from Swansea ELIMINATED
  • Will Young - 23, farmer from Buckinghamshire
  • Tanyel Revan - 26, hair stylist from London
  • Shaq Muhammad - 24, airport security officer from London
  • Olivia Hawkins - 27, ring girl and actress from Brighton
  • Haris Namani - 21, TV salesman from Doncaster ELIMINATED
  • Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown – 25, model and property developer ELIMINATED
  • David Salako - 24, money advisor from Essex ELIMINATED
  • Jessie Wynter – 26, personal trainer
  • Aaron Waters – 25, model and content creator
  • Spencer Wilks – 24, e-commerce business owner
  • Ellie Spence – 25, business executive
  • Samie Elishi – 22, senior estate agent coordinator
  • Jordan Odofin - 28, HR advisor from London NEW
  • Casey O'Gorman – 26, recruitment consultant from Tring NEW

Love Island 2023 last night's episode – daily recap

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Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 18 (Feb 2, 2023)
So, The Kissing Game did not disappoint. Tanya didn't hold back, which left viewers wondering how real her relationship with Shaq is. He told her he loved her... but does she feel the same way? Then Tanyal blew a few minds by sharing an extremely steamy and overly-long kiss with bedmate Ron. Is it curtains for Rana? That certainly looked like the final nail in that particular coffin. Tonight, Maya Jama returns to the villa so expect a public vote followed by another elimination (two, if the rumours are to be believed).       

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 17 (Feb 1, 2023)
It was all action in the Villa. A shock recoupling mean Tom had to choose between Zara and Ellie. In the end, he chose Ellie which meant Zara was dumped from the island. Meanwhile Shaq told Tanya he loved her – the first time that the L-bomb has been dropped this season. Things took another twist as new arrivals Casey and Jordan arrived in the villa and started to get to know the girls. The official Love Island Twitter account hints at the return of the kissing game in tonight's episode, so stay tuned as the newbies make their mark.    

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 15 (Jan 30, 2023)
As predicted, Tom's not-so-secret kiss soon became the talk of the villa, with a little help from Will. When news reached the girls, they were not happy. Olivia fumed while a raging Zara strutted over and ripped Tom a new one in front of all the boys. Zara questioned whether his family would be 'proud of him', which sent Tom into a rage. To make matters worse, Aussie Aaron got into a 'beef' with Tanyel. The next morning, everything calmed down. Tom apologised to Olivia and made peace with Zara. But with two new bombshell set to arrive in tonight's episode, that peace may not last very long at all. 

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 14 (Jan 29, 2023)
Halfway through Sunday's episode, the boys got a text. Minutes later they were crowding around Tom and whooping like lovesick fools at the news – a new bombshell was about to arrive and the boys were about to be "hashtag GetOnJob". The screaming alerted Liv and the girls next door, who commented on the boys immaturity. New bombshell Sammie, an estate agent coordinator from London, asked the boys to meet her for an initial chat. Ron quickly confessed that Sammie was 100 percent "his type on paper", again putting his relationship with Lara in doubt. Meanwhile, Tom Clare told Liv there was still something there, and he wanted to find out what it was. Moments later, he mugged off Liv and shared a secret kiss with Ellie on the terrace. Oh dear. Just wait till Liv finds out... grab your popcorn – tonight's episode is going to be everything you love about Love Island UK.     

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 13 (Jan 28, 2023)
Unseen Bits: A weekly selection of unseen highlights from week two.

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 12 (Jan 27, 2023)
Friday in the villa and the Islanders woke to yet another sunny day in the villa. Tanya spilled the tea on her night in the hideaway with Shaq, telling the assembled girls that she got "Down and dirty!" in an effort to see what it might be like dating Shaq "on the outside".

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 11 (Jan 26, 2023)
New bombshells Ellie and Spencer settled in. Spencer coupled up with Olivia, leaving Tom green with envy, while Ellie stole Ron from Lana in what was a very ballsy move. Despite claiming to be vibing with Zara, Tom's head was turned by Olivia. The ongoing love triangle is set to explode in tonight's episode, so make sure you know how to watch Love Island UK free on ITVX from anywhere.

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 10 (Jan 25, 2023)
Plot twist! Following a 90s-themed party, two new Bombshells entered the villa on Wednesday's episode. They are Spencer Wilks, 24, e-commerce business owner from Bournemouth and Ellie Spence, 25, a business executive from Norwich. Ellie says she's hoping Love Island will end her dating drought, while Spencer says his friends would describe him as "Loud, outgoing, chatty.. Energetic and enthusiastic." It looks an awful lot like Ron, who is getting close to Lana, could be interested in Ellie. That could put the cat amongst the pigeons. 

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 9 (Jan 24, 2023)
The islanders played their raunchiest game yet – a space-themed contest to see which girl could send the boys into orbit. Cue pole dancing and snogging in NASA-themed silver bikinis. After the fun had died down, Shaq began to cool things off with Tanya after a flirty chat with Zara confirmed he was "open" to getting to know her. Kai made his move on Tanyel in the snug, while Farmer Will garnered wild applause for kissing Jessie. Meanwhile, Tom re-opened the door to Olivia, thus creating a love triangle between himself and arch-enemies Olivia and Zara. Clearly it's going to end it tears, but when? The episode ended on a cliff-hanger with a shock recoupling that left the fate of the Islanders in the hands of Aussie newcomers Jessie and Aaron. Tune in tonight to see who gets dumped.

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 8 (Jan 23, 2023)
The Islanders played a game around the fire pit as things began to heat up elsewhere in the villa. New Bombshells Aaron and Jessie got their first chance to take some of the Islanders on a date, with Aaron choosing to swipe Lana from under Ron's nose. She claimed to be "open" to get knowing Aaron but also made it clear that her bond with Ron was stronger than ever. Confusing, eh? Meanwhile, Jessie continued to get closer to Farmer Will, although is it purely a marriage of convenience? The awkward chat seemed to suggest the latter. Aaron added that he is looking to fall in love with a British girl and says he would happily move to the UK if he "finds someone worth" it.   

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 7 (Jan 22, 2023)
Tempers flared on Sunday night's episode when Zara Lackenby-Brown and Olivia Hawkins had a heart-to-heart that took a sour turn. Zara told Liv that Tom had made his feeling for her clear, which left Liv feeling "mugged off". The row will erupt again tonight when the girls play a game of "never have I ever", in which Zara can be heard telling Liv to "get over yourself". Meanwhile, the two new Aussie Bombshells – Jessie Wynter and Aaron Waters made themselves comfortable. Aaron seems to be gravitating towards Olivia while Farmer Will is 'all in' on Jessie. But then again, Ron says that Jessie is "his type on paper", which doesn't exactly bode well for Will. The next episode is said to be 'explosive', so make sure you tune in from the start.

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 6 (Jan 21, 2023)
Unseen Bits: A weekly selection of unseen highlights from the villa.

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 5 (Jan 20, 2023)
Despite a blossoming courtship with flirty Tanya Manhenga, 'bombshell' David Salako became the first contestant to be voted out of Love Island UK 2023. Tonight's recoupling, which saw the girls pick the guys, delivered some surprises. Popular Welsh beauty Anna-May picked science teacher Kai, of course, while Zara opted to steal footballer Tom from Olivia, a move that is sure to ramp up the simmering feud that began when Zara named Olivia as the most two-faced Islander. Tanya picked Shaq over David, while Tanyel opted for Ron on account of his "banter". Olivia chose boxer Haris, which left Lana to choose between David and Farmer Will Young. She chose Will, forcing a blindsided David to pack his bags and leave the villa.

"Obviously you’ve got to go in hoping you have a chance," he said. "The four things she said during the re-coupling, I thought were about me, and then she picked Shaq. I was like, that’s wonderful…"

Saturday's show is a 'best bits' compilation, as ever. The teaser for Sunday's show points to two new bombshells entering the villa. They are Jessie Wynter and Aaron Waters. Both have appeared on previous seasons of Love Island.

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 4 (Jan 19, 2023)
After a game of beer pong (non-alcoholic, mind), TV salesman Haris Namani and airport security controller Shaq Muhammad almost came to blows. During the game, David Salako had been dared to kiss the girl he fancied most in the villa. That girl just so happened to be petite Tanya Manhenga, who remains coupled up with Shaq. When the boys got together for a chat after the beer pong game, Haris started asking David for details about the 30 second snog with Tanya... which set Shaq off. 

"You're so annoying, bro. You do this all the time," raged Shaq.

Haris replied: "Shut the f**k up!"

"You do this all the f**king time. You try and sh*t-stir," Shaq fired back. "You sh*t-stir all the time!" 

Tanya, watching from afar was nonplussed as the boys held the two apart. Ready for the next installment? Episode 5 is rumoured to feature new bombshells, including argumentative 'Tasmanian devil' Jessie Wynter, who some viewers may recognise from a previous season of Love Island. Shaq, if you think Haris was stirring you ain't seen nothing yet...

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 3 (Jan 18, 2023)
So, Tom chose Olivia (he reckons they "just clicked" but it doesn't look like that from where we're standing). The pair enjoyed "half a cuddle" during the night, apparently. Meanwhile two more bombshells entered the villa, including "model and performer" Zara Lackenby-Brown who tempted Ron Hall out on a vineyard date. Ron, who had minutes earlier declared his allegiance to Lana, suddenly perked up. "What kind of performer?", he asked. His interest quickly waned when Zara explained that she was pursuing acting. And poor Will Young. The hapless TikTok-famous farmer has found himself cast as the 'innocent' country boy, and is now in danger of leaving the show without so much as a peck. Will the Love Island producers hand him a lifeline? Tune in tonight for episode 4 of Love Island 2023!

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 2 (Jan 17, 2023)
After pulling three of the girls including Lana and Tanyel, Tom made the decision to steal ring girl Olivia from Farmer Will, leaving the poor man single. If Will fails to get a date by the end of the week, he could be leaving Love Island 2023 before it's barely started. Meanwhile, Shaq continued his efforts to pursue Tanya but was pied when he lunged in for a kiss. The Islanders also played a saucy game that led to multiple revelations, not least that Shaq once told a girl he was joining the army in order to get out of having to continue seeing her. What a charmer.   

Love Island UK Season 9 Episode 1 (Jan 16, 2022)
Maya Jama welcomed the contestants to the villa and the girls coupled up with the boys. Smooth sailing? Not exactly. Ring girl Olivia chose to steal Kai from Anna-May, prompting a very dirty look. But then Kai stepped forward for 26-year-old make-up artist Tanyel, leaving Olivia single again. She eventually settled for Farmer Will, but soon set her sights on boxer Haris. Just incase that wasn't enough chaos, 23-year-old footballer Tom arrived on the scene in a shock twist. He has 24 hours to get to know the girls and steal one to couple up with...

Watch Love Island 2023 – season 9 continues tonight at 9pm GMT on ITV2 and ITVX.

Love Island FAQ

Love Island 2023 logo floating over a typical tropical sandy beach, adjacent to a giant golden heart.

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When does Love Island 2023 start?

Love Island 2023 started on Monday January 16 in both the UK and Australia. US viewers will have to wait until Monday January 30 for the show to start on Hulu.

When is the Love Island 2023 final? When does it end?

The Love Island 2023 finale is set for March 13, after eight long weeks of pulling for chats, laying it on thick, and insanely-bold moves.

Can you watch Love Island on Netflix?

No, you can't watch Love Island on Netflix. The streaming service removed the UK version of the show in 2020 and instead offers subscribers a selection of its own dating shows, including seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Too Hot to Handle.  

Who is hosting Love Island 2023?

Maya Jama is the new host of Love Island. 

Following the announcement, Jama said: "I've always been such a massive Love Island fan and I'm so excited to be hosting one of the nation’s favourite shows! I can't wait to get into the villa to meet all of the Islanders."

Laura Whitmore, Caroline Flack's successor and the host of the last three seasons of Love Island, announced in August 2022 that she would be leaving the show.

Who does the voice over for Love Island UK?

Famed Scottish comedian and narrator Iain Stirling will once again provide the voiceover as more singletons date and dump potential suitors from Love Island 2023.

What time is Love Island 2023?

New episodes of Love Island 2023 air at 9pm GMT every night on ITV2 / ITVX in the UK. 

Who is Farmer Will?

Will Young, 23, is farmer from Buckinghamshire and a contestant on Love Island 2023. He is TikTok-famous and regularly entertains his 1.1 million followers (@FarmerWill_) with videos of cuddly sheep.

Before entering the villa, Will said he finds it "difficult juggling relationships" while working at the farm and he is now "mature enough" to settle down with a wife.

He claims to meditate "every night" for 20 to 25 minutes after a girl he was dating told him to start.

Will wants natural history broadcaster Sir David Attenborough to play him shirtless while feeding animals in a movie about his life. That is all.

Has anyone from Love Island ever got married?

Prepare to be shocked, because the answer to that is a resounding 'yes'. Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow coupled up on Love Island season 3, got married in September 2021, and welcomed their second daughter in May 2022.

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