Nine’s Love Island Australia to film in Port Douglas for 3rd season

After taking a year off, Love Island Australia will return to Nine later in 2021, with the network revealing that filming is set to take place in Port Douglas, Queensland.

Sophie Monk is back as host, with Nine claiming a season filled with Australia’s “hottest singles, all filmed against a picture-perfect backdrop”.

Monk said: “Love Island is such a fun and irresistible show and you can’t help but get wrapped up in all the flirting, dating and dramas.

“I can’t wait to join a whole new group of girls and guys looking for love, and filming in my hometown of Queensland is an added bonus for me as well, as Port Douglas is one of my favourite places to visit.”

The new series has been produced in association with Screen Queensland, by ITV Studios Australia for Nine.

The most recent season aired in 2019, and brought in an average of 494,000 metro viewers to Nine for its launch episode, after season one had 155,000 viewers on 9Go.

Despite linear television ratings being down across most entertainment programming so far in 2021, Nine will be hoping the show can bring in more viewers this year, with good signs coming out of BVOD numbers for Love Island UK.

The program, airing currently on 9Now, had 237,000 viewers for its first episode, a 48% increase on the previous year, while 117 million minutes of Love Island UK content streamed so far this year.


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