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Love Island USA lands on ITV2

Love Island USA has left its island location for Las Vegas

ITV2 in the UK has picked up the local broadcast rights to the US version of hit reality format Love Island.

The second season of the hit dating format will be available on the broadcaster from September 7, having switched from its usual island location to a villa in Las Vegas due to the coronavirus pandemic. The winning couple gets to leave with a US$50,000 cash prize.

Love Island USA is hosted by Arielle Vandenberg and narrated by Matthew Hoffman and is produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment. The series is based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group which originally premiered on ITV2.

ITV Studios handles global distribution of the show. Deals have also been secured with Bell Media in Canada, which will simulcast the series, as well as with Nine Network in Australia, Sky in New Zealand, Virgin Media Ireland, RTL in the Netherlands, TV2 in Norway and TV4 in Sweden.

Paul Mortimer, ITV’s head of digital channels and acquisitions, said: “Las Vegas may seem like an odd destination for the show but the canny producers have beaten Covid with a show that adheres to all production protocols and could well be sensational. We believe Love Island fans will embrace this Sin City twist. My bet is the series will be another big hit.”


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