You can still get your Love Island fix on TV this summer - here’s how

Are you excited for the Australian version of Love Island? (Photo: Love Island Australia)Are you excited for the Australian version of Love Island? (Photo: Love Island Australia)
Are you excited for the Australian version of Love Island? (Photo: Love Island Australia)

Love Island fans were heartbroken when it was announced that the 2020 season of the hit dating show would not be going ahead this year due to coronavirus - but all hope is not lost.

ITV has revealed that it will be airing the Australian version of the show to fill the gap that Love Island 2020 would have been leaving behind.

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This is everything you need to know about the show, from who is on it to when it’s airing.

Love Island: Australia

The Australian season of the show was filmed in 2018, but ITV2 has decided to air it again for Love Island fans in the UK.

The first 10 contestants entering the villa are:

  • Cassidy, 24, a barmaid
  • Charlie, 22, an international rugby player
  • Eden, 25, a prison officer
  • Erin, 23, a nurse
  • Grant, 22, an electrician
  • Josh, 25, a sports administrator
  • Justin, 27, a model
  • Millie, 24, a doggy daycare worker
  • Natasha, 24, a beauty salon owner
  • Tayla, 21, a beauty queen

The show is presented by actress and singer, Sophie Monk, and the narration is done by Irish presenter, Eoghan McDermott.

Where and when can I watch it?

The Love Island Twitter account revealed that Love Island fans would be able to watch the Australian version in the UK from Monday 15 June.

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The tweet read, “Missing your Love Island fix this summer? Catch Love Island: Australia every night from Monday 15th June on @itv2 and @itvhub #LoveIslandAus.”

Episodes will kick off at the usual time of 9pm on ITV2.

Online reaction

Reaction to the news from Love Island fans has been mixed, with some excited by the news, and others saying they would have preferred for ITV2 to air some of the older UK seasons that aren’t available to watch anymore.

One Twitter user wrote, “Doesn’t compare to our UK series. Would’ve just preferred you to put all the past seasons on ITV hub.”

Another posted, “Can’t wait, need something to fuel my Love Island withdrawals. Never seen the Oz version, so could be a little different. Though at the same time, I haven’t seen S1 of the UK version, so that would’ve been nice too. #LoveIsland.”

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“Yay!! So missing this and need something to lift our spirits. I arrived late to the Love Island addiction party… only seen last season, any chance of adding all the olds to the ITV Hub?” Wrote another.

Where can I watch old seasons of Love Island?

If you’re looking for your fix of Love Island this summer, then you can still indulge in previous seasons of the reality dating show.

All six seasons of Love Island are available to watch on Britbox, the ITV and BBC streaming service, which lets you watch loads of content from the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Channel 4.

Programmes like Love Island, Peep Show, Liar, Broadchurch, Friday Night Dinner and Doctor Foster are all available to stream.

You can sign up for a 30 day free trial. After the trial is finished, it will cost £5.99 per month to keep watching.