Love Island doubles up to two series a year for 2020
Staff Reporter | On 25, Jul 2019Reading time: 2 mins
Viewers will no longer have to wait a year for their next instalment of Love Island: the dating is doubling up to two series of Love Island in 2020.
The reality dating series is an undeniable phenomenon, with its summer-dominating broadcast the most watched programme of the year for adults aged 16 to 34, across any channel. The show’s fifth season has hit new heights this summer, breaking the 6 million viewers mark for the first time, in terms of four-screen consolidated viewing.
There have been over 2 billion impressions on Twitter so far this series, and the Love Island account now has over 3 million instagram followers.
While there would be a year-long break until the next dose of dating drama, Love Island will now be back in early 2029, in a new location: the first run of the year will bring the sunshine to viewers from a villa in South Africa. The summer season will then return to Europe as usual.
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions at ITV says: “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.”
Love Island UK is produced by ITV Studios Entertainment and Motion Content Group.
Angela Jain, Managing Director ITV Studios Entertainment, adds: “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.”
Love Island is based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group Ltd and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.