It's the most talked about series of the summer and now ITV2 will kick off 2020 with another run in a brand new location, a villa in South Africa.
Although not confirmed by ITV, it is thought that Caroline Flack will return to host the series in January from South Africa with Iain Stirling providing his inimitable commentary throughout the series which is expected to run for six weeks. And next Summer the series is expected to Mallorca.
ITV's Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Paul Mortimer 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."
Whilst 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."
Love Island is the most-watched programme of the year for adults aged 16-34, across any channel, with series five hitting record ratings having broken the 6 million viewers mark for the first time ever, in terms of four-screen consolidated viewing.
This year's final will be held on Monday 29th July when one couple will win the £50,000 prize fund.
Love Island returns in January on ITV2