In 2015, ITV brought the hit British dating game show “Love Island” to our screens, and it has since become a cultural phenomenon. Now, get ready for a thrilling spinoff that promises a second chance at love for some familiar faces from previous seasons. “Love Island: All Stars” is set to premiere in early 2024, and it’s bound to be a rollercoaster of emotions.
History and Production of Love Island
The roots of “Love Island: All Stars” can be traced back to the original show’s success. ITV Studios and GroupM Motion Entertainment are the masterminds behind this captivating series. Lifted Entertainment, a part of ITV Studios, will also play a crucial role in bringing the show to life.
Ratings and Impact
“Love Island” had its heyday between 2017 and 2019, drawing in an impressive average of 3.5 million viewers per episode. However, linear ratings experienced a dip in the most recent iteration. The series made a triumphant comeback with its finale, which garnered a staggering 1.4 billion video views across all platforms, making it the most-watched series among 16-34-year-olds on any channel. Additionally, it was viewed by a remarkable 300 million people on ITVX.
Coming Soon to ITV2 and ITVX
In early 2024, ITV2 and ITVX will be the exclusive broadcasters of “Love Island: All Stars.” Fans have been eagerly anticipating this moment, and it’s finally here. Prepare to see some of your favorite Islanders from across the years return to the picturesque South African villa for another chance at love. Get ready for more “grafting” and heartfelt connections. It’s a show that you won’t want to miss!
Paul Mortimer, the director of reality commissioning and acquisitions and controller at ITV2, expressed his excitement, saying, “Love Island has enjoyed ten ratings-busting seasons on ITV2, and ITV2 will be celebrating its decade by launching its first-ever series of ‘Love Island: All Stars.’ Featuring some of the most iconic U.K. faces, the audience will be welcomed back to our luxurious South African villa. In this brand new version of our worldwide hit, our Islanders are on the hunt again for love.”
A Milestone Partnership
Martin Oxley, the head of formats and entertainment at GroupM Motion Entertainment, shared his pride in the enduring partnership: “Motion is proud to have partnered for so many years with Love Island, and what better way to mark this milestone than to go on a date with our most loved and longed-for Islanders with Lifted and ITV.”
Get ready for a thrilling journey back to the South African villa, where love, drama, and unforgettable moments await. “Love Island: All Stars” is set to captivate audiences once again in early 2024, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss.
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