After a hugely successful season of Love Island this summer, ITV has announced that it will be returning for a Christmas Special, reuiniting 19 of the islanders. Here's everything you need to know.

When is the Love Island Christmas Special on TV?

The Love Island Christmas Special was announced on 22 November, but so far there's been no word on exactly when we'll be able to watch it.

We expect it to air on ITV2 in December.

Love Island Christmas Special: Who will be in it?

ITV has announced that 19 of 2018's Love Island contestants will return for the reunion.

Winners Jack and Dani will be there, in addition to Wes and Megan, Adam and Zara, and Kaz. Josh won't be joining Kaz because he will be away in Amercia at the time of filming.

Those are the happy couples, but there are many others that'll be reunited after splitting up. Those include Laura and Paul, Georgia and Sam and Ellie and Charlie.

As for those that went home single, you'll see the return of Samira, Dr Alex, Alexandra, Kendall, Hayley and Eyal.

How to watch Love Island Christmas Special online

You probably already know that you can watch Love Island on ITV2 on your TV in the UK. But if you can’t get to a TV screen, you can also watch it live on the 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.

If you’d like to download an episode to watch offline, perhaps on your commute or on a flight, 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.

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 VPN of choice is NordVPN or ExpressVPN, but you can find more of our favourites in our round-up of the best VPNs.

Once you’ve switched on your VPN and selected a UK IP address, 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.

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.