The British reality TV show Love Island has fast become an international viewing sensation. There is also a massive local following of the show.
Love Island follows a group of single UK residents who have come on the show hoping to find love. Along the way, friendships are formed, love is found and lost, banter is had, and games are played.
Filmed over the European summertime in Majorca, Spain, contestants live together in a villa for eight weeks where they spend every waking second together.
Throughout the eight weeks, individuals and couples are voted out of the villa. The public votes for who goes and who stays, but sometimes the Islanders have to vote their friends off themselves.
The winning couple receives a generous cash prize of £50,000 (R866,292) for their efforts.
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The show has done so well that two seasons are now on the cards for release in 2020. Previously, only one season aired per year.
On Monday, July 29, the live final episode of Season 5 aired and fans were pleasantly surprised with the result.
Before this, show host Caroline Flack announced that the next season of Love Island will be filmed and broadcasted from Cape Town in early 2020, in line with our summer season.
Fans of the show took to social media to express what they think of the show being filmed here…
There were a few scathing reactions:
The best thing about the next Love Island season being filmed in Cape Town is that they would be able to catch the robbery live on camera #LoveIsIand
— Martinus Erasmus (@MartinusErasmus) July 29, 2019
I will not be watching Cape Town Love Island if they will be putting locals in there. Cannot take that terrible accent sorry
— Zaddy 👑 (@JenneTheGreat) July 29, 2019
Some excited ones:
— Claudia (@claudiamj_) July 29, 2019
— Jess Iszatt (@jjiszatt) July 29, 2019
And other ones that expressed concern about the geographical representation of the new filming location:
so apparently the next series of love island’s going to be in cape town, but there’s only one island off the coast of cape town as far as i can see? pic.twitter.com/RPXY6V4Kt8
— ciarán (@schmrn) July 29, 2019
Pretty sure Cape Town, South Africa isn’t an island tho ?? Love Continent ??? #LoveIsland
— ruby 🌻 (@ruby_waterfield) July 29, 2019
Image: Facebook/ Love Island