Love Island is set to return to South Africa for the inaugural series of Love Island: All Stars, as familiar faces venture back into the Villa, which has been the focal point of TV discussions, for a second chance at finding love.
Love Island: All Stars is scheduled to make its on-screen debut in the new year, featuring renowned former Islanders given another shot at finding their perfect match. Produced by Lifted Entertainment, a division of ITV Studios, in conjunction with GroupM Motion Entertainment, Love Island: All-Stars will be broadcast on both ITV2 and ITVX.
Mike Spencer, Creative Director, Lifted Entertainment said; “It has been rumoured now for a while but we are thrilled to finally confirm that we are making Love Island: All Stars early next year for ITV2 and ITVX. It’s set to be a must-watch series seeing some of your favourite Islanders from across the years heading back to the stunning South African villa to once again ‘graft’ as their search for love continues. I simply can’t wait!”
Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ItvBe said; “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. Set in our luxurious South African Villa, I know the audience will welcome back some of the most iconic UK Islanders, as they set out in pursuit of love all over again in a brand new version of our worldwide hit.”
Martin Oxley, Head of Formats and Entertainment at GroupM Motion Entertainment added; “Motion is proud of its long partnership with Love Island, and can think of no better way to celebrate this milestone alongside Lifted and ITV than going on a date with our most-loved and longed-for Islanders.”
Legendary Islanders from past series will each strive to find love once more as they forge connections in an effort to pair up and avoid being ousted from the Island. Relationships will be put to the test with new arrivals and surprises, potentially leaving some smitten contestants heartbroken in the ultimate quest for romance.
While the couples explore their connections and vie for each other’s affections and the nation’s approval, only one duo will be crowned the victors of Love Island: All Stars 2024.
Since its debut on ITV2 in 2015, Love Island continues to captivate audiences worldwide, accumulating over 300 million views on ITVX this year. The inaugural episode of the last series also drew in over 3 million viewers across all devices.
The final for this year was the most-watched program for viewers aged 16-34 on any channel, and the series amassed 1.4 billion video views across all platforms, along with over 56 million likes on official Love Island content and more than 1 million comments on all official Love Island content.
Love Island is co-owned by ITV Studios and GroupM Motion Entertainment and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios. The hit show has been commissioned in 27 territories spanning from the UK to the USA, Greece to Germany, and many more.