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'Love Island Australia' Starts On Monday

'Love Island Australia' Starts On Monday

If you thought you were in for a long, dull summer without any Love Island action, then we have an almighty surprise for you.

In lieu of the usual UK edition (which has been cancelled this year due to coronavirus), ITV will be airing Love Island Australia instead - and we have a feeling it's going to be even juicer than the original.


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Launching on Monday 15th, the reality show will be airing every night on ITV2, so there's going to be plenty of villa action to keep us entertained all summer.

Hosted by Sophie Monk and narrated by Eoghan McDermott, the Aussie series was actually filmed back in 2018 in a stunning villa in Mallorca, where all of the saucy action will take place.

Last week, ITV introduced us to the cast of sexy singles ready to graft their way to the $50,000 prize money. Among them is gorgeous bartender Cassidy, tattooed nurse Erin, rugby hunk Charlie and Sydney-born prison officer, Eden.

Bartender Cassidy is among the singles in the Aussie series (Credit: ITV)
Bartender Cassidy is among the singles in the Aussie series (Credit: ITV)
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"Playing the definitive game of love, the Aussie Islanders will get to know each other in the hope of finding romance," says ITV2.

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"But as new bombshells arrive on the Island, which couples will stand the test of time and make it all the way to the final, and have a chance of bagging the $50,000 cash prize?"

While we're gutted about the UK version not going ahead, this makes a great substitute! EXCITED.

Back in May, ITV bossed announced the UK version of Love Island would not be filmed due to travel limitations and issues with safeguarding staff and contestants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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'Love Island' UK is currently being hosted by Laura Whitmore (Credit: ITV)
'Love Island' UK is currently being hosted by Laura Whitmore (Credit: ITV)

Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV, said: "We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it's just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.

"In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that's now out of the question."

He added: "We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021."

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2021 can't come any sooner!

Love Island Australia airs on ITV2 at 9pm from Monday 15th June.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

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Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.