It’s been confirmed that Love Island Australia will be returning to our TV screens in 2021 and will be filmed right here on the Gold Coast.
Channel Nine confirmed the news during their Nine Upfront annual presentation on Wednesday, an event which unveils all of the TV network’s returning and new programs for the new year.
“Love Island Australia will return in 2021, but this time from our very own backyard in the Goldie,” Nine tweeted.
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In a statement to myGC, the network said the show would be filmed in a villa on the Gold Coast, which is the first time the show has ever been filmed on home soil.
Usually contestants are flown overseas, with the past two seasons of Love Island Australia filmed in Spain and Fiji.
“Season three will see a new group of Australia’s sexiest singles who have given up on finding love the modern way – by being an influencer and sliding into another influencer’s DMs – to embrace the love quest in the traditional way: in a villa on the Gold Coast filled with cameras and really hot people,” Nine said in a statement.
It’s a major coup for the Gold Coast’s struggling tourism industry, with the popular reality show watched by people all over the world.
The host has not yet been confirmed, however the series is usually presented by local Gold Coaster Sophie Monk.
— Nine Comms (@9Comms) September 16, 2020