Love Island’s finale has aired and to the delight of meme-makers everywhere, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti were crowned winners. But if you’re already missing the highs, the lows and the banana pancake wars, there’s one more chance for you to get your fix of the show this year: the reunion episode. Here’s when and how to watch it.
We also have a method for watching the reunion abroad, the same way you can watch BBC iPlayer abroad, or watch American channels like The CW and Netflix US.
When is the Love Island reunion episode on?
You can watch the Love Island reunion at 9pm on Sunday 7 August on ITV 2. Prepare your snacks and clear your evening because it’ll be longer than a normal episode, running for an hour and a half.
What happens in the reunion episode?
It seems a bit rich to be calling it a reunion, when the show airs just a scant few days after the final episode. But Love Island fans are unlikely to complain at one last chance to see their favourites on TV.
Laura Whitmore will host a studio-set get-together, in which she’ll interview the 2022 villa inhabitants. You can expect to see plenty from the couples who finished in the top four: winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti; runners-up Gemma Owen and Luca Bish; third place finalists Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope; and fourth-place finalists Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page.
But the rest of the cast of 36 islanders will return as well, including the original villa inhabitants who were voted out or chose to leave like Liam Llewellyn and Jacques O’Neill, the bombshells who didn’t quite make it to the final, including reformed bad boy Adam Collard, dance queen Danica Taylor and Ekin-De stan Jay Younger. The Casa Amor boys and girls will also be back to spill the tea on the OGs’ antics.
How to watch Love Island online
But if you can’t catch the show when it airs, you can also watch it on ITV website, via the ITV Hub app (for Android here or iOS here) or on TVPlayer.com.
If you miss it and want to catch up online, you can do so via the ITV website or the ITV Hub app, where you can also find previous seasons.
If you’d like to download an episode to watch offline, perhaps on your commute, you can subscribe to ITV Hub+, which is available with a seven day free trial followed by a fee of £3.99 per month. Downloads are only available on the iOS app, but additional benefits include ad-free catch up for all users.
You can also watch previous seasons of Love Island over on Britbox. If you haven’t got an account, you can check out our picks of the best TV shows and films on the platform.
How to watch Love Island abroad
The ITV Hub+ app also allows you to catch up on Love Island and other shows when you’re abroad. However, there are limitations, including the exclusion of live TV and a restriction that only allows you to catch up on shows from within EU countries.
There is a way around this, but it’s important to point out that these methods go against ITV’s terms and conditions.
In order to watch Love Island from any country in the world, you’ll need to use a VPN. A VPN changes the location of your IP Address, so you can choose to connect to a server inside the UK to watch Love Island online.
Our VPNs of choice are NordVPN or Surfshark, but you can find more of our favourites in our round-up of the best VPNs. You can also take a look at our list of recommended free VPNs. However, these have limited server options and therefore you may find streaming more difficult using one of these.
Once you’ve installed and signed into your VPN and selected a UK server, you can head over to TVPlayer.com or ITV’s website or the ITV Player app, and log in to watch Love Island from abroad.
ITV can block VPNs from working at any time, so it’s possible that it won’t always work. You should be able to contact your VPN’s support to find out why.
It’s worth first checking that you don’t have Location Access enabled on the ITV Hub app, because this can cause issues with using a VPN too. Navigate to the settings for ITV Hub on your phone or tablet to check.
Most VPNs will work on desktop or mobile, and there are also ways to install and use a VPN on devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and games consoles. For VPN recommendations, have a look at our round-up of the best VPN services of 2022.