If you've been searching for something to fill the "Love Island"-shaped hole in your TV schedule, then you're in luck, because a spin-off of the ITV reality show is coming! The new iteration of the show will be called "Love Island Games" and feature former Islanders who appeared on the UK, US, and Australian versions, amongst others, battling out for another chance to be crowned winners and find love while doing so.
On 5 Oct., the official lineup got revealed, and you're likely to spot some familiar faces. Dancer Curtis Pritchard is back, as is Megan Barton-Hanson and Georgia Steel, so we already know it's going to be one hell of a ride. And we are thrilled that Maya Jama has been chosen to host. The presenter, who wowed all summer with her wardrobe of stunning "Love Island" outfits, revealed the news on 27 August on Instagram, telling followers that she is off to Fiji to film the new spin-off. (She had just got back from Greece with rumoured boyfriend Stormzy, so it's been quite the jet-setting year for Jama!)
The new format has been picked up by US channel, Peacock, which airs the US version of the reality show, premiering on 1 Nov. It's set to premiere this autumn in the UK, although whether ITV or Sky will pick it up remains to be known.
The show will see Islanders compete in both team and couples challenges as they all try to get "on job" and have another chance at finding love. Of course, we'll be expecting dramatic recouplings, head-turning bombshells, and perhaps a hideaway moment or two.
Keep reading to see the batch of Islanders taking a second chance at finding reality TV love.