ITV has dropped exciting news for Love Island fans, confirming a spin-off edition titled Love Island: All Stars. This special edition of the beloved reality dating show will bring together memorable UK contestants from various seasons for the first time ever.
Deadline reports that the show is set to launch in South Africa next year. Love Island: All Stars aims to celebrate the show’s successful decade-long run. Hosted by Maya Jama, the spin-off promises to rekindle the romance and drama that viewers have come to love over the years.
Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller at ITV2 and ITVBe, expressed his excitement, saying,
“After 10 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.”
The addition of Love Island: All Stars to the franchise is expected to give the show a boost in ratings. While the regular summer edition will continue as usual, the winter edition will make way for the All Stars version.
Mike Spencer, Creative Director of Love Island producer Lifted Entertainment, confirmed the rumors, stating,
“We are thrilled to finally confirm that we are making Love Island: All Stars early next year for ITV2 and ITVX.”
Love Island has gained immense popularity worldwide, with versions airing in 27 territories, including the U.S., where it is available on Peacock TV. Last month, Peacock introduced Love Island Games, another spin-off set in Fiji, uniting favorite ‘Islanders’ from various international competitions.
GroupM Motion Entertainment is co-producing Love Island: All Stars, with ITV Studios handling distribution. The announcement coincided with Love Island’s nomination for Reality Competition at the National Television Awards, adding to the excitement surrounding the franchise.
Stay tuned for more updates as the show’s iconic contestants prepare to reunite in South Africa next year.