"Love Island" will return to South Africa for the first series of "Love Island: All Stars" as familiar faces venture back into TV’s most talked about Villa for a second chance at finding love. The show will make its on-screen debut in the new year, with famed former Islanders given another shot at finding the one. Produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios, and GroupM Motion Entertainment, "Love Island: All Stars" will air on ITV2 and ITVX.
Since its launch on ITV2 in 2015, "Love Island" continues to capture the hearts of viewers across the globe, amassing over 300 million streams on ITVX this year. The launch episode of the last series also attracted over 3 million viewers across all devices. This year’s final was the most watched program for 16-34s on any channel, and the series garnered 1.4 billion video views across all platforms, 56+ million likes on official Love Island content, and over 1 million comments generated on all official Love Island content. "Love Island" is co-owned by ITV Studios and GroupM Motion Entertainment and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios. The hit show has been commissioned in 27 territories, from the UK to the USA, Greece to Germany, and many more.
“It has been rumored now for a while but we are thrilled to finally confirm that we are making Love Island: All Stars early next year for ITV2 and ITVX. It's set to be a must-watch series seeing some of your favorite Islanders from across the years heading back to the stunning South African villa to once again 'graft' as their search for love continues. I simply can't wait!" Mike Spencer, Creative Director, Lifted Entertainment, said.
"After ten ratings-busting seasons of Love Island on ITV2, we're delighted to be able to celebrate a decade of the number one dating show on television with the first ever series of 'Love Island: All Stars.' Set in our luxurious South African Villa, I know the audience will welcome back some of the most iconic UK Islanders, as they set out in pursuit of love all over again in a brand new version of our worldwide hit," Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ItvBe, added.
“Motion is proud of its long partnership with 'Love Island' and can think of no better way to celebrate this milestone alongside Lifted and ITV than going on a date with our most-loved and longed-for Islanders.”
Legendary Islanders from the former series will each attempt to find love once again as they crack on to couple up and avoid being dumped from the Island. Relationships will be put to the test as bombshells enter and heads turn, leaving some lovestruck hopefuls heartbroken in the ultimate quest for love," Martin Oxley, Head of Formats and Entertainment at GroupM Motion Entertainment, added.