Love Island, the melting pot of love, scandals, spice and guilty pleasures is set to make a comeback for not one, but two seasons with one right here in South Africa.
As part of its winter series for ITV2, the setting will capitalise on Mzansi’s heat before jet-setting to Mallorca for eight weeks, as Hello Magazine reports.
The last winter series from the UK smash-hit aired back in January 2020 when the pandemic was just a faint whisper and getting close to other people wasn’t illegal. This run of the show also used a South African location and consisted of numerous amenities, including the “Vibey” Hideaway, Day beds, dressing and pampering areas and the infamous ‘Dog House’ for those kicked out of their usual sleeping arrangements.
According to Mike Spencer, Lifted Entertainment Executive Producer, it’ll be lights, camera and action from January next year for the next run, and the location has been promised to be a “stunning new villa” in SA. ITV has teased the new location to be a “villa of [contestants] dreams.” However, little has been revealed about where the said dreamy villa actually is.
In 2020, the series found its love nest in the Cape – Eagles Nest in Cape Town to be precise. Going on that track record, bets are on that another rodeo in the Mother City may just be on the cards.