Get ready for two times the ‘Love’ on ITV beginning next year.
ITV has officially confirmed that hit dating show Love Island will have two series per year beginning in 2020, one airing in the winter and one in the usual summer timeslot.
The winter series will see the show change locations to South Africa while the summer series will film in Europe as it currently does. While it has not been confirmed, it is likely host Caroline Flack will be presenting both series of the show.
“Love Island has proven yet again to be the perfect format that engages younger audiences,” said Paul Mortimer, the head of digital channels at ITV. “In response to this viewer appetite, a new batch of young singletons will deliver some highly anticipated post-Christmas romance and drama from our new and luxurious location.”
The fifth series has broken viewing record for ITV2, going over six million viewers for the first time ever with viewers watching on TV, PC, mobile and tablet. Its social media popularity has seen the show grab over two billion impressions and over three million Instagram followers.
It is also the most popular programme of the year among the 16-34 age group.
“We love making Love Island for ITV2. The show’s success is testament to the magnificent production team that decamp to Mallorca every year to deliver the award-winning show with its trademark warmth, wit and wide-ranging appeal,” said Angela Jain, Managing Director ITV Studios Entertainment. “And now 2020 is going to have even more love than before.”
Love Island airs nightly at 9pm on ITV2.