Love Island Comes To South Africa. We have had South African versions of shows like Idols, SA’s Got Talent, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette. Just two few weeks ago, news broke out that South Africa is going to have its own version of Ugly Betty.
Another international show, is about to hit our shores. M-Net has commissioned a local version of Love Island. The popular British reality TV show is expected to launch in early 2021. Love Island SA, which will be recorded in the Western Cape and premiere in late February 2021.
Love Island is a reality show that groups sexy singles together in a villa with the mission of finding love. Contestants must ‘couple up’ and those not chosen to be in a couple must leave the villa. The show plays out in real-time, with six weekly episodes showing the goings-on in the villa.
There are multiple international versions, including Love Island Australia and Love Island USA. Germany and The Netherlands also have their own local versions, and Nigeria signed on as the first African version in early 2020.
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