SEASON two of the Australian version of the nation's favourite dating show Love Island kicks off tonight.
With the UK version paused due to the ongoing pandemic, it will fill the void in many reality TV fans' lives on ITV2.
How to watch Love Island: Australia season 2
Series two of Love Island: Australia will start tonight on ITV2.
The first episode will air at 9pm and will be daily thereafter.
Viewers will also be able to catch up on the twists and turns of villa life on the ITV Hub.
Who's in the Love Island: Australia season 2 cast?
The show will start with 11 bombshells entering the villa, with other contestants joining throughout the course of the series.
Here are those kicking things off tonight:
- 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
Who hosts Love Island: Australia season 2?
Sophie Monk will be returning as host of season 2.
She was born December 14, 1979, in London before moving to Gold Coast, Queensland when she two years old.
Following her graduation, the 41-year-old worked as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator at Warner Bros. Movie World before she auditioned for Australian talent show, Popstars in 1999.
She was selected as part of the five-piece girl group Bardot, who became the first Australian act to debut atop the charts with both its debut single and self-titled debut album.
The band released their follow-up album Play It Like That in 2001 before disbanding a year later. Sophie embarked upon a short-lived solo career that earned her an additional top-five single.
Sophie made her acting debut in 2004, once again playing Marilyn Monroe before earning small roles in Murder World and Spring Break '83.
In 2006, she played the role of Stacey in Adam Sandler comedy Click with David Hasselhoff and has also appeared in films Date Movie, and Spring Breakdown.
In 2015, Sophie was declared the winner of the fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice Australia and also starred on The Bachelorette Australia.
She became a judge on Australia's Got Talent's eighth season and was announced as the host of Love Island Australia in December 2017.
Who does the voice over for Love Island: Australia season 2?
Eoghan McDermott provides the voice over for the Aussie version of Love Island.
The 37-year-old is an Irish TV and radio presenter.
Although he was born in Limerick, he grew up in Dublin – and his father is author Kevin McDermott.
He is good pals with Winter Love Island host Laura Whitmore, who he met while competing in MTV UK's Pick Me MTV competition in 2008, and One Direction's Niall Horan.
He previously hosted drive time on London's XFM – now known as Radio X – from March 2011 until December 2012.
Where was Love Island: Australia season 2 filmed?
The location of this series of Love Island: Australia is different from the first.
Season 1 was shot in Mallorca, whereas season 2 was filmed in Fji in 2019.
Producers decided to change the location as it is closer to Australia – making it quicker and easier for new contestants to arrive.
Who won Love Island: Australia season 1?
The first season of Love Island: Australia kept many Brits happy during lockdown last summer after the UK version was cancelled.
Despite the series being a repeat, after originally airing in 2018, fanswere glued to the goings-on in the villa.
On July 14, 2020, UK viewers saw Grant Crapp and Tayla Damir crowned winners of the show.
Eden Dally and Erin Barnett finished as runners up of the show, coming in second place.
The pair had previosuly been favourite to win the show.
Amelia Plummer and Josh Moss came in third place.
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