When does Love Island 2019 finish? Final date, prize money and how many more episodes there are

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The couples have less than a week left in the villa before learning whether their relationships will work ‘on the outside’

It may seem difficult to remember a time before it, but we’re nearing the latter stages of this year’s Love Island journey, with the series kicking off on Monday 3 June.

So – as we obviously need to clear the night in our diaries – when will the series finale air? And how long will the show last? And are Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague dead certs to win, being the only couple to actually be in love?

How does Love Island work?

For the uninitiated, 12 singletons are sent into a villa in Mallorca in the hope of finding “the one”. They will be joined by up to another 26 people over the course of the series to mix things up a bit.

As the game of love gets underway, the Islanders must couple up in order to secure their place in the villa, with those who stay single finding themselves at risk of being dumped from the island.

ITV said: “Temptation is always rife for the Islanders, so loyalties will be tested, with surprise bombshell arrivals and unexpected twists and turns proving that the Love Island road to romance is never smooth.

“Ultimately the public will decide their favourite couple, who will walk away from the villa with a life-changing cash prize, as they are crowned Love Island winners 2019.”

What’s the prize for the winners?

The winning couple will be given £50,000.

How long will the series last this year?

It’s expected that it will last eight weeks, but so far each series of Love Island has been around six days longer than the previous year.

Also on the application form for this year’s show, part of the terms and conditions are that you are available for “eight weeks” of filming, adding: “Potential contestants must also have a valid passport which would cover the whole summer from (and including) May 1 to August 31, 2019, as well as any other travel documents such as visas.”

But this could simply include post-series filming obligations, such as the Love Island reunion.

However long the series lasts, it’s bound to bring in big audiences. Last year Love Island’s final marked the biggest audience ever for an ITV2 programme, with a peak of 4.1 million viewers. 

When is the final likely to be?

This series of Love Island comes to an end on Monday 29 July with a special, longer episode starting at 9.00pm and finishing at 10.35pm.

The TV audience website Applause Store dropped a massive hint about the date when it released tickets for the final, which in previous years has taken place live from the Love Island villa.

With the release of the 2019 tickets, it looks like the Mallorcan property will be the setting for the last episode yet again.

Once the prize has been handed over and the Islanders head back to the UK, the real question is, how long will the winners’ relationship last?

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