When does Love Island 2017 finish? The lowdown on the most talked-about TV show of the year

It’s been the most talked-about TV show of the summer so far – but how much longer is Love Island on for, and who is likely to win?

Like Marmite, most people either love or hate Love Island, but there’s no denying it’s been the TV hit of the summer so far.

Just in case you don’t know, the reality dating show places male and female contestants in a remote Villa in Mallorca, where they must pair up – for love, attraction or just friendship – to avoid being evicted from the island.

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Like all good things, it has to come to an end sometime – so when is series 3 due to finish, who’s likely to win the show, and what do the winners get? Find out right here.

When does Love Island 2017 come to an end?

Good question.  The series finale has already been put back from its originally-scheduled date of July 17 to Thursday July 20, but there’s now speculation that the series will be extended further still.  That being the case, it could end up clashing with the finale of the current series of Big Brother, which ends on Thursday July 27. Love Island has comfortably been winning the ratings battle with the Channel 5 show.

What do the winners of Love Island 2017 receive?

The couple that emerge victorious from Love Island 2017, by winning the public vote, will be given £50,000.  However, if one member of the winning couple says they will not share the prize, the other goes home with nothing.  Last year’s winners, Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey, opted to share the cash.

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Who is likeliest to win Love Island 2017?

Current bookies’ favourites to win the public vote are musician Marcel Somerville, 31, and personal trainer Gabby Allen, 25. Somerville is a former member of the chart act Blazin’ Squad, while Allen originally trained to be a dancer.

Their closest rivals are 22-year-old Geordie Alex Beattie – also a personal trainer - and his on-screen partner, 21-year-old graduate Montana Brown from Hertfordshire.

Where can I watch the series finale of Love Island 2017?

The series is shown on ITV2 (channel number 6 on BT TV).