While the latest series of Britain’s Love Island was forced to be cancelled due to coronavirus, South African singletons are definitely on a lucky streak as M-Net confirms the launch of the first season of ‘Love Island South Africa’ in February 2021.
The South African chapter of the wildly popular dating competition will be recorded in the Western Cape and produced by Rapid Blue.
Nkateko Mabaso, M-Net CEO, had this to say: “We at M-Net are ecstatic about partnering with ITV Studios and joining this global brand as we launch ‘Love Island South Africa‘. This a continuation of M-Net’s strategy to provide premium quality shows in line with global trends.”
Maarten Meijs, from ITV Studios, couldn’t be happier with the show’s ongoing global expansion, despite the adverse impact coronavirus continues to have on the film and television industry.
“The multi-channel phenomenon is having a fantastic year, travelling the world at a rapid pace. We can’t wait to see how this local adaptation will find its way to the South African viewers,” said Meijs.
About Love Island South Africa S1
The ‘Love Island‘ franchise centres around a group of single “Islanders” who come together in a stunning setting, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships, and bultimately relationships.
Every few days, the Islanders must couple up – those who fail to find a partner to couple up with risk being dumped from the island. In the end, one lucky couple will get the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize of half a million rand.
Are you single and looking for love? This if your chance to find love. To enter the first ever season of ‘Love Island South Africa’, visit https://m-net.dstv.com/productions. Entries open early on Sunday, November 8.
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