‘Love Island Australia’ is the Australian counterpart of the famed dating reality show based in the UK, namely, ‘Love Island‘ (which has spawned a US version as well). It originally premiered on 9Go! and 9Now on May 27, 2018. For its US fans, the series airs on Hulu.
The show has had two successful seasons to date. Here’s everything we know about ‘Love Island Australia’ season 3.
Love Island Australia Season 3 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
The show is undoubtedly silly, and yet sexy and extremely addictive. The good news is that a third season might be on the cards although nothing is official yet. Host Sophie Monk stated during an interview with MTV Australia: “I don’t find out things because they know I tell everyone but as far as I know, I think it’s going ahead. With the corona, everything’s been bumped this year. Like everyone’s job, everyone’s feeling it so you kind of just gotta play it by ear, don’t you?”
However, the team at Channel Nine is skeptical about how to go ahead with the next season since shooting is impossible — given worldwide travel bans and social distancing. If the situation abates in the coming months and the creators decide to go ahead with a renewal, we can expect ‘Love Island Australia’ season 3 to premiere sometime in late 2021. But in the current, uncertain times, nothing is sure. We still need to wait for an official confirmation from the channel.
Love Island Australia Season 3 Cast: Who Can be in it?
‘Love Island Australia’ is hosted by Celebrity Apprentice Australia Winner Sophie Monk. The Australian singer, actress, model, and media personality came to the limelight as a member of the girl band Bardot when she released a solo number called Calendar Girl. Later on, she proceeded to feature in movies like ‘Date Movie’, ‘Click’, ‘Spring Breakdown’, and ‘The Hills Run Red’. She has also appeared as a judge in ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ and was one of the contestants in ‘The Bachelorette‘ season 3.
Joining Monk as the narrator is Eoghan McDermott, an Irish tv and radio presenter. He has formerly hosted ‘The Voice of Ireland’ and ‘Xfm Drivetime’ and is the current M.C. for the ‘Choice Music Prize’. Monk and McDermott are expected to return if the show is renewed for its third outing.
Of course, apart from the main hosts, there is a bunch of very hot guys and girls, featuring as the contestants and residing in a fancy villa. Season 1 originally began with 10 participants, comprising Eden Dally, Erin Barnett, Grant Crapp, Josh Moss, Millie Fuller, Tayla Damir, Cassidy McGill, Justin Lacko, Natasha Cherie, and Charlie Taylor. As the episodes progress, new contestants entered the mix in order to spice up the drama and add to the heat.
Season 2 featured Adam Farrugia, Cartier Surjan, Cynthia Taylu, Cassie Lansdell, Gerard Majda, Jessie Wynter, Matthew Zukowski, Maurice Salib, Sam Withers, Anna McEvoy, Josh Packham, and Vanessa Joli, among others. The final winners for the second edition were Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham. In a potential third season, we can expect to see a group of new islanders.
What Can Love Island Australia Season 3 be About?
‘Love Island Australia’ follows a similar format like its parent UK show, which is actually a mix of ‘Bachelor in Paradise‘, ‘Big Brother‘, and ‘Undressed’. They meet on the first day, choose their partners, and embark on relationships that involve loads of flirting. When new members arrive across the episodes, the drama increases manifold, tears are shed, and full-fledged arguments take center stage.
So, what is the contest all about? ‘Love Island Australia’ begins by introducing a group of sexy hunks and beautiful young women, who are called the Islanders. They have no outside connections and are required to reside together in a striking villa — while being constantly under video surveillance. In order to stay in the competition, each Islander must find another partner to couple up — the reasons being anything, ranging from love and friendship to money. The winning couple gets a grand prize of $50,000.
When they first land in the villa, the contestants choose their partners based on first impressions. However, as the show progresses, they are compelled to “re-couple”, where they either remain with the present mate or swap partners. The unlucky Islander who is declared single and fails to find a mate is evicted from the house — i.e “dumped” from the island. In other episodes, viewers can also give votes to eliminate their least favorite contestants. To break the monotony, sometimes, the host asks Islanders to vote one of their team members of the island. Finally, the last winners are declared after counting public votes, with the recipient of the highest number taking home a cash prize of $50,000.
In season 1, the Islanders live in a villa located in Mallorca, Spain. Designed as an open-plan residence, the complex comes with a huge bedroom where all the contestants sleep. There are also a couple of beds placed outside if someone decides not to sleep in the bedroom. Oh yes, the season even features a Hideaway bedroom for couples to spend the night away in isolation as a reward. The luxe villa has all the facilities, including a pool, a hot tub, and a fire pit. In season 2, the location shifts to Fiji but the rest of the format stays almost the same. If season 3 happens, we can expect the premise to remain similar, with a few twists being introduced in the gameplay.
Love Island Australia Trailer:
You can watch the cast-introduction trailer from season 2 below:
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