It’s certainly been a long hot summer in the Love Island villa, but sadly it’s coming to a close.
After five and a half glorious weeks on our TV, the date for the series finale has been revealed and will take place on Monday 29th July. So clear your calendar.
It means the show will have had a hugely successful eight-week run – airing six days a week with an ‘Unseen Bits’ special on Saturdays.
But, it also means the couples have just two and a half weeks to develop strong enough relationships in order to persuade the public to crown them the winners of Love Island, and for them to be in with the chance of winning £50,000.
So far the strongest contenders are Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury – who are the only remaining couple to have gone “official,” after Tommy asked the Instagram influencer to be his girlfriend.
Anton and new-girl Belle are also relatively strong and seem to be going in the right direction – as do Anna and Jordan.
Less convincing couples at this stage are Michael and Joanna – as fans are convinced Michael still harbours feelings for ex Amber. She’s currently in a ‘friends’ relationship with Ovie.
If this year’s finale is anything like last year’s, it will be broadcast live from the villa and fronted by Caroline Flack – who will be joined by a live audience.
And, while the public are in charge of crowning the winners by voting for their favourite couple, ultimately it’s down to the islanders to choose if they’re in it for love or money in the ‘split or steal’ twist.
Previous winners – Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey and Danni Dyer and Jack Fincham – all chose to split the cash prize.
Only time will tell what will happen in this year’s finale.
Buckle up – it could be a bumpy ride.