ITV2 have announced that Caroline Flack is to front new look Love Island for the channel. The broadcaster announced in February it was planning to revive the much mocked format.
Caroline Flack will preside over a summer of romance when she hosts the new look Love Island later this year, ITV2 state today in a press release. The channel is hoping for third time lucky with the format; the previous two ITV1 aired series proved far from a success for the station.
This time round, on its new channel, which is aimed more to a younger, less quality content concerned audience, Caroline will jet off to a glamorous location to bring viewers all the updates on the fun and flirtation inside the Love Island villa. She will also speak to the departing cast members exclusively when the public decides it’s time for them to leave the island for good.
“I can’t wait to host the revamped Love Island. I was a massive fan of the original show, and I’m sure this is going to be one crazy love fuelled island. I can’t really think of a better way to spend a Summer – here’s hoping it’s a scorcher!” – Flack
Each of the glamorous members of the public will live like celebrities in a luxury villa, but in order to stay there, they will not only have to win over the hearts of each other, but also the hearts of the public.
“Love Island will see a stunning cast engage in the ultimate game of love, as they land in a sunshine paradise in search of passion and romance. Can true love win out on Love Island or is it all a game?” – ITV
The original series, launched in 2005, featured ‘famous’ personalities and aired as Celebrity Love Island. A second outing the following year saw the word ‘celebrity’ dropped from the title, but still featured ‘famous’ participants.
ITV announced after the second series that it would not be recommissioning the widely-panned show.