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ITV Confirms There Will Be Two Series Of 'Love Island' Next Year

ITV Confirms There Will Be Two Series Of 'Love Island' Next Year

Love Islands viewers get excited as ITV have confirmed that there will be two series of the reality dating show in 2020.

And that's not all, the infamous Majorca villa will be moving to a brand-new abode in South Africa for a winter edition at the beginning of the year, before heading back to Europe for the original summer session.

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Credit: ITV/Love Island
Credit: ITV/Love Island

Yes, the Love Island Gods have finally answered our prayers!

Love Island, which airs on ITV2, is currently the most watched programme for adults aged 16-34 in the UK, across any channel and is the most talked about summer series on social media with over 2 billion impressions on Twitter.

The current fifth season seeing a new record of over 6 million viewers tune in across TV and devices.

Speaking about the announcement, 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.

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Credit: ITV/Love Island
Credit: ITV/Love Island

"Love Island has proven yet again to be the perfect format that engages younger audiences.

Adding: "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."

While Angela Jain, Managing Director ITV Studios Entertainment said of the announcement: "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.

"And now 2020 is going to have even more love than before."

Credit: ITV/Love Island
Credit: ITV/Love Island

Love Island has now been commissioned in a total of 13 countries, including the UK.

Last year, the format launched in Australia and across the Nordics; Finland and Sweden, while this summer the series kicked-off in the U.S., Belgium as well as Holland.

It is also set to debut in Poland and Hungary while it will return for a third series in Germany.

We can't wait for double the drama, double the romance and double the Flack come 2020!

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Love Island

Topics: Entertainment, TV News, TV Entertainment, Love Island, ITV

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. She has worked for MailOnline, The Sun Online and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ. Please contact her on itslisamc@gmail.com.

 

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