SERIES seven of Love Island drew to an end on 23rd August 2021, with Liam Reardon and Millie Court cinching the crown – and the coveted 50k prize.
Millie and Liam made reality TV history by becoming the first ever winning couple not to include an original islander.
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How long did Love Island run for?
Series 7 of the hit reality show lasted 8 weeks with Liam Reardon and Millie Court eventually being crowned the winning couple – although Liam’s ex Lillie didn’t look too pleased for them!
Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran came in second place after beating out Faye Winter and Teddy Soares.
All the action kicked off with 11 contestants on June 28, 2021 and aired 6 nights a week until August 23, 2021.
The series will be back for a final hurrah, however, with the Reunion show – which will see the entire cast come face to face for the first time – set to air on September 5, 2021.
ITV aim to do two series a year of the hit TV show but the show’s was hit by an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic.
Speaking about Love Island’s cancellation last summer, Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV told The Sun: “We have tried every way to make Love Island this summer.
“But logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the well-being of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.
“In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.
“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safe is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021.”
When did Love Island 2019 finish?
Since the pandemic but plans for a 2020 summer series on hold, the last time viewers saw the iconic Majorca villa was in 2019.
The 2019 series began on June 3 2019 and came to an end on July 29, 2019.
Beautician Amber Gill and now-Olympic Rugby Player Greg O’Shea won the series after snagging just under half of the total votes.
What is Love Island: Unseen Bits?
Although the actual show only airs six nights a week, fans can also catch up with their favourite islanders during Saturday night’s Unseen Bits.
The extra show splices together some of the best bits from the cutting room floor for an hour of exclusive unseen footage from the villa.
In 2019 Unseen Bits replaced The Weekly Hotlist, another spin off which summarised the week’s action in the villa.
The show has also spawned Love Island: Aftersun, a chat-show style programme that sees presenter Laura chat with dumped islanders and former stars on Sunday nights.
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