It's going to be a long, hot winter for many Brits as they tune in to watch UK reality dating show Love Island, currently filming Season 6 in Cape Town. Picture: Love Island/Twitter
It's going to be a long, hot winter for many Brits as they tune in to watch UK reality dating show Love Island, currently filming Season 6 in Cape Town. Picture: Love Island/Twitter

SA fans share excitement as 'Love Island UK' shoots in Cape Town

By Theolin Tembo Time of article published Jan 15, 2020

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Cape Town - It's certainly going to be a long, hot winter for many Brits as they tune in to watch UK reality dating show "Love Island", which is currently filming its sixth season in Cape Town.

The show kicked off on Sunday 12, where another line-up of singles head to the show's brand new luxury villa in Cape Town. 

The show follows singles as they flirt, date, break up and make up with the islanders who will be trying to capture the hearts of each other - as the UK viewers decide their favourite couple and declare them the "Love Island" season 6 winners.

While usually hosted by Caroline Flack, the new season will be presented by Laura Whitmore - who also happens to be dating the 'voice' of "Love Island", Iain Stirling. Whitmore has revealed that is "super excited" as she has always been a fan of the show.

"Normally I’m sitting on my sofa watching it, which I’ll still be doing when I’m not out in South Africa, but I’m so glad to be a part of it too. I can’t
wait to work with the team and in a different location this year which will bring a brand new side of things," she said.

Whitmore had also revealed that shooting the show will allow her to visit Cape Town, which she had never been to before.

Here is a first look of the show, which has already had a couple of episodes air:

SA fans have been sharing their excitement as the show has been filming in the Mother City, and have also wondered if it will face some challenges that SA residents are accustomed to:

Seasons 1-3 of "Love Island", and Season 1 of "Love Island Australia" can be streamed on Showmax

The streaming service is unable to comment on when further seasons of the show will air in SA.

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