The Love Island 2018 final broke rating records last night (July 30) as Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham won the series and took home the £50,000 prize money (by a huge landslide).
The people of Britain already think that Love Island is a brilliant programme, and Australia has noticed the phenomenon it’s become too, but it seems like the ITV2 show’s record-breaking viewing numbers on Monday was the thing to finally catch American’s attention.
Yep, it looks like Love Island is “on the verge” of going Stateside.
According to Deadline, ITV America – who are behind the Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye, don’t you know – are set to remake the show for the US, following reports that audiences across the pond have been binge-watching three episodes per day of the UK version.
ITV America had previously sold the show to MTV, but the deal fell through after a management shake-up.
Mike Beale, who oversees the global roll out out of the company’s formats, told Deadline: “For us, it’s about finding the right place. It’s a very different offering to anything else America has done before, even in this dating environment.
“We talk about the key elements being the event, the stripped nature and multiple platforms so getting that right is important and that’s tricky. We’re definitely working on it.”
On average, the UK version of this year’s show had around 5 million viewers per episode, across live TV and catch-up viewing figures on the ITV Hub.
And if you’re still sad last night was the final episode, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there’ll be one more trip to Love Island taking place this year when a special one-off show will reunite the cast in front of a live audience.
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