New Zealand Set For Its Own Version Of 'Love Island'

Following its success here in the UK and a number of other countries, Love Island is now making its way across the globe to New Zealand for a brand new series.

Broadcaster Three has commissioned Love Island NZ, which will be produced by ITV Studios Australia.

The new show will follow the same format we all know and love, that sees singletons couple up and avoid being eliminated from the competition by the public and their fellow Islanders.

Credit: ITV2
Credit: ITV2

David Mott, CEO and MD at ITV Studios Australia said: "Part of our ongoing strategy is to grow and develop production opportunities beyond Australia, with New Zealand being a key market for us in doing so.

"For Love Island to be our first commission in the territory is really exciting and we can't wait to start working with Three to make the series a hit there. Fans of the show are in for a real treat in 2019."

Credit: ITV2
Credit: ITV2

MediaWorks chief content officer, Andrew Szusterman, added: "Love Island takes the concept of 'appointment viewing' to a whole new level and has been smashing records on air along with creating unprecedented social media hype and audience engagement."

New Zealand joins the likes of Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Australia plus more being treated to their own series of Love Island.

Credit: ITV2
Credit: ITV2

Last year, Australia saw its first ever series of Love Island<span class="redactor-invisible-space" ">, which has also been picked up for a second season on Three for 2019.

Our own series saw Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham find love and scoop the £50,000 prize.

They are also the *only* remaining couple from the 2018 series, although worried fans with a brief wobble towards the end of last year.

Adam Collard and Zara McDermott were the latest couple to go their separate ways, announcing their split on Instagram last month.

Featured Image Credit: ITV2/Love Island

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