Love Island winner Finley Tapp shares his excitement for the winter series’ return

Love Island winner Finley Tapp shares his excitement for the winter series’ return

Love Island Star Finley Tapp has confirmed he will tune in when the hit reality dating show returns to screens in the New Year.

He famously won the first ever Winter Love Island back in 2020 with girlfriend Paige Turley.

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a winter edition of the show since, but ITV2 has confirmed it will return in 2023.

Chat exclusively with Digital spyFinley has been looking forward to the upcoming season and revealed why he believes the start of the year is the perfect time for the popular series to air.

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Finley shared his excitement for the show’s comeback, commenting on how Love Island can serve as a pick-me-up for viewers hoping to combat the winter blues.

“Once Christmas is over, it’s like, ‘Well, what do we do now?'” he noted. “While, when Winter Love Islandon it’s like, ‘Well, brilliant. We have Monday to Friday or Sunday to Friday sorted!’. So that’s nice. I think it’s a good time to have it.”

ITV2 is yet to confirm an official start date for the new season of Winter Love Island but it is expected to arrive in early 2023.

Its return to the screens will also mark Maya Jamas Love Island debut when she takes over hosting duties from Laura Whitmore.

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Finley admitted he is looking forward to watching the show again as “a fan” after finding the 2021 series a surreal viewing experience.

“The first season that came back on screens after our show — it was kind of weird watching it because it was like, ‘Wow, that was us last!'” the reality star explained. “Then the last one, because it was so long ago, you could just sit back and relax and actually watch it as a fan again.

“So, this time I imagine it’s just going to be even better. Just sitting down every night and watching it, enjoying it. Especially because it’s back in South Africa as well. Obviously that was where our show was. So, it’s like, it’s a little more like us this time.”

Love Island is broadcast on ITV2 and is available via catch up on ITVX and BritBox.

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