New winter edition of Love Island to air after Christmas
A new villa in South Africa will feature in 2020 as viewership hits 6 million
Some members of this year’s cast of Love Island. Photograph: ITV
Love Island will run for two series next year, ITV has said.
A new villa will be used in South Africa in early 2020 before filming returns to Majorca in the summer.
Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions at ITV, said: “Off the back of a record-breaking year, we’re delighted to be bringing an extra series of our biggest and sunniest show to the 2020 schedule.
“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.”
A US edition of the series, which takes place in a villa on Fiji, launched on television network CBS on July 9th.
Meanwhile, ITV said a strong contribution to online revenue from reality show Love Island helped limit the decline in total ad revenue to 5 per cent in the first half of the year. – PA, Reuters