It’s not even over yet but we already have pangs of panic over Love Island coming to an end next week. Can’t wait an entire year for your fix of TV’s most addictive show? We feel ya.
However, we come bearing some brilliant news: you won’t have to wait for your next instalment of TV’s most talked about summer series, as ITV today confirmed that there will be two series of Love Island on ITV2 in 2020. DEEP BREATHS.
While we don’t know when exactly it will be back, we know it’s coming in early 2020, with the first series of the year bringing the sunshine to viewers at home from a brand new villa in South Africa.
The summer series will then return to Europe for a summer of love closer to home.
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions at ITV, said: “Off the back of a record-breaking year, we’re delighted to be bringing an extra series of our biggest and sunniest show to the 2020 schedule. Love Island has proven yet again to be the perfect format that engages younger audiences. In response to this viewer appetite, a new batch of young singletons will deliver some highly anticipated post-Christmas romance and drama from our new and luxurious location.”
Angela Jain, Managing Director ITV Studios Entertainment said, “We love making Love Island for ITV2. The show’s success is testament to the magnificent production team that decamp to Mallorca every year to deliver the award-winning show with its trademark warmth, wit and wide-ranging appeal. And now 2020 is going to have even more love than before.”
The news comes as little surprise considering that Love Island is the most watched programme of the year for adults aged 16-34, across any channel. The show has hit new heights in its fifth series this summer, breaking the 6 million viewers mark for the first time. Major.