Love Island Australia season 2: where is the 2019 series filmed, who is in the cast - and how can I watch in UK?
Cassie, Vanessa, Adam and other singletons feature in the reality show, which started on 1 March on ITV
Love Island Australia season two has finally dropped in the UK.
Fans in Britain are ecstatic to have another Australian reality show to get them through lockdown, after Married At First Sight Australia ended on E4.
Hosted by former Bachelorette Sophie Monk, the show’s first episode premiered on Monday 1 March.
The ITV 2 series follows the same format as the UK version, with hopeful singles living together in a luxury villa to try to find love.
So where is season two filmed, when did it air in Australia, who is in the cast - and how can you watch it in the UK?
Here is everything you need to know.
Where was Love Island Australia season 2 filmed?
The very first season of Love Island Australia was filmed in Majorca.
But this time round, the producers decided to switch things up by changing the filming location.
Series two was shot in Fiji, which is much closer to Australia and therefore an easier location for bringing in new cast members at short notice.
Majella Wiemers, ITV Studios’ head of entertainment, told The Sunday Telegraph: "We still have a crew of casting agents back in Sydney who are selecting contestants while the show’s on air to come into later episodes.
"We can be more reactive and send someone in within 48 hours if we think they’d be good for the villa."
When did the season air in Australia?
While series two of Love Island Australia is only being shown in the UK now, it was actually filmed way back in 2019.
It premiered on the Nine Network and 9Now in Australia on Monday 7 October 2019.
The series ran for 35 days, with the finale airing on 14 November that year.
That means the stars from the second series will be living their post-Love Island lives while UK audiences are watching them in the villa.
It’s a stark contrast to when the British version of the show airs, with contestants living and interacting in the villa while viewers watch back home.
Who is in the cast of Love Island Australia season 2?
Love Island Australia season two started with a bang, with ten single girls and boys entering the villa in the hope of finding their perfect match.
The original cast members, whose ages range from 19 to 28, will be joined by other “bombshell” contestants throughout the series.
The full list of contestants is as follows:
- Cartier, 19, lifeguard from Sydney
- Jessie, 23, waitress from Hobart
- Gerard, 23, personal trainer from Perth
- Cynthia, 23, model from Brisbane
- Eoghan, 23, real estate agent from Gold Coast
- Matthew, 24, wrestler and model from Melbourne
- Vanessa, 24, businesswoman from Sydney
- Cassie, 26, executive assistant from Sydney
- Maurice, 27, business owner from Sydney
- Adam, 27, plasterer from Gold Coast
- Sam, 28, international DJ from Melbourne.
How can I watch the series in the UK?
This isn’t the first time Love Island Australia season two has landed in the UK, as it dropped on ITVBe last year.
However, in 2021 it has a primetime TV spot, with each episode airing every evening at 9pm on ITV2.
The show kicked off on 1 March, so there is still plenty of time to catch up if you missed it.
If that’s the case, you can watch each episode on-demand via the ITV Hub.