Love Island to air twice in 2020 as winter series announced by ITV2

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ITV is putting a lot of faith into Love Island – in 2020, it’ll double the number of series it shows.

Due to the latest series becoming such a ratings hill, it’s been announced that there’ll be two versions of the reality show airing: one in the winter and another in the summer.

The winter series will be broadcast on ITV2 in early 2020 in a South Africa villa with the summer outing returning to Majorca.

Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions “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.”

The latest series has broken records for the channel, with one recent episode topping the six million mark. This year’s contestants include Curtis Pritchard, Maura Higgins and Ovie Soko.

Love Island continues nightly at 9pm on ITV2.

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