'Love Island' start pushed back by England vs Italy Euros final

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Love Island will be an hour later on Sunday. (ITV)
Love Island will be an hour later on Sunday. (ITV)

Any rows over the TV remote on Sunday night have been pre-empted by ITV pushing back Love Island by an hour to make way for England's Euros 2020 finals bid.

The football competition final is due to take place on Sunday from 8pm, with the nation eagerly awaiting tuning in to see whether England can win against Italy, securing their first major tournament trophy in 55 years.

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But with Love Island one of the most popular shows of the summer, it could lead to some scheduling disagreements as the show usually airs episodes at 9pm on ITV2.

This weekend, ITV will air the Euros final from 6.30pm to 11.05pm, so the Love Island episode start has been pushed back to 10pm - meaning fans of both football and Casa Amor could potentially watch the match and then switch over to the villa.

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Laura Whitmore will present at a later time. (ITV)

If the final doesn't go to extra time or penalties, it should be possible to see the whole of the final and be done in time for Love Island. Phew.

However, it'll mean staying up an hour later for host Laura Whitmore, too, who will present Love Island: Aftersun at 11pm after the main show.

However, while ITV might have thoughtfully considered all of their viewers' dilemmas in what to watch on Sunday night, the Love Island contestants won't be able to share in the joy (or misery) along with everyone else.

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The show will air just after the football finishes. (ITV)

Apparently, they will have to stick to the show rules of not being offered any information from outside of the villa - even for such a historic occasion.

None of the Islanders will have a clue what the final score is, or even that England were playing, as they aren't allowed to know what has happened with the England team's progress at the Euros.

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Of course, there's always the possibility that a bombshell could enter the villa and let slip the news after Sunday, but that would be strictly against the rules.

Let's hope contestants find their true love on the show to make up for missing out on England's final.

Watch: Scenes in London as England reach Euros final

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