The date for the first-ever Winter edition of Love Island has been revealed.

Love Island producers told us back in June that a winter version was on the way.

Now the Daily Mail reports that the new series of the ITV2 hit show will broadcast from South Africa from the second week of January.

The paper was told: “The new Winter Love Island will launch the second week of January.

“Bosses are still deciding on the final date, but it is thought to be January 8 – a week after staff arrive in South Africa.

“It has been decided that the show will run for six weeks instead of the usual eight.

“The new cast of singletons fly out just days before the launch but bosses work with test Islanders to uncover the best spots in the villa to create drama.”

The Winter contestants will stay in a brand new villa built specifically for the show and both Caroline Flack and Iain Stirling are set to return.

Caroline claimed the new edition of Love Island will be the “hottest series ever”.

We’re counting down the days!