Everything you need to know about season two of Love Island USA
Ready for countless conversations about recoupling, getting mugged off, and not putting all of your eggs in one basket?
Because we've got some good news: Love Island is back.
Well, kind of.
While Love Island UK was postponed this summer, with the promise that it would be bigger and better than ever in 2021, Love Island USA will be on telly screens in just a few short weeks.
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The new series begins in North America on August 24 — and, hopefully, will be on TV in Ireland soon after (last year, it debuted here about a month after the premiere in North America).
Host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman will return with an all-new cast of Islanders for the U.S. version of the show. Season two will be filmed in Las Vegas, with everyone sequestered in a “bubble” at Caesars Entertainment’s boutique hotel, The Cromwell.
The cast will be announced closer to premiere.
CBS and ITV have confirmed the health and safety protocols that will be in place when the series returns.
"As the health and safety of everyone involved in LOVE ISLAND is the highest priority, ITV will follow specific health and safety protocols for COVID-19. All Las Vegas staff and crew working on the production and all cast participating will be within quarantined 'bubbles' where they will undergo isolation before production begins and be tested prior to beginning work, and the cast will be tested prior to their participation," they said.
"They will also all be regularly tested throughout the season, as well as screened daily for symptoms. Crew and staff will be required to wear PPE and work in pods to enhance social distancing. Stringent and ongoing cleaning and disinfecting protocols in filming and production areas will be in place. In addition, COVID-19 compliance officers will be on staff to monitor and enforce all health and safety COVID-19 protocols."