Love Island Winter 2023: First episode review

The first in Evening Standard's Love Island: Crack On, we take a look at the first episode, discuss the changes to this year's format and make our predictions on who will take home the crown. Maya Jama left the Love Island contestants in shock after announcing the arrival of the first bombshell of the new series.

The launch of the ITV2 dating show’s ninth series saw a fresh crop of islanders enter a luxury villa in South Africa on Monday night.

As the islanders settled into their new home and began to get to know each other, the show’s new host Maya Jama made a surprise visit and broke the news of a late arrival. Tune in next week for all of the latest gossip and action from the villa.