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Channel Nine to announce Australian version of Love Island

Love Island is the British dating show that proved to be a success with audiences this year.

And it seems Channel Nine is set to announce they will commission an Australian version of the show, according to The Daily Telegraph. 

The ITV produced program will see 12 couples live on a tropical in a romantic environment with the hope falling in love, while under constant surveillance.

 

it seems Channel Nine is set to cash in on the dating show phenomenon with the announce of an Australian version of the show (Matty J pictured)

Move over Bachelor and Bachelorette! Love Island is the British dating show that proved to be a success with audiences this year and it seems Channel Nine is set to announce they will commission an Australian version of the show (pictured left, Sophie Monk and right, Matty J)

It is believed producers will seek non-celebrity candidates for the show, unlike it’s competition on Network Ten who currently have Sophie Monk as their Bachelorette.

The potential launch of this show could see Channel Nine cash in on the popularity of dating shows like First Dates, The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises. 

The Nine Network has tasted success with Married At First Sight, however ratings fell dramatically with their follow up relationship therapy show The Last Resort. 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Nine for comment. 

'It is perfection - trash AND heart!' As fans demand a local version of UK TV show Love Island (pictured), Daily Mail Australia understands ITV Studios are in discussion over an Aussie series

‘It is perfection – trash AND heart!’ As fans demand a local version of UK TV show Love Island (pictured), Daily Mail Australia understands ITV Studios are in discussion over an Aussie series

It is understood producers of the show have been in discussions in multiple countries, including Australia, about a local adaptation.

Love Island has grown a cult following Down Under, despite being behind the UK episode schedule and airing late at night on 9Life.

And as talks continue, fans on Twitter are busy demanding an Aussie remake.

‘OK so I want to bring Love Island to Australia and do it right! Who can I pitch this to? I can’t deal with Oz reality TV,’ a viewer tweeted last month.

Ratings winner: The Nine Network has tasted success with Married At First Sight, however ratings fell dramatically with their follow up relationship therapy show The Last Resort

Ratings winner: The Nine Network has tasted success with Married At First Sight, however ratings fell dramatically with their follow up relationship therapy show The Last Resort

Reality show success: Meanwhile, Channel Seven has also made their foray in the dating show genre with their version of First Dates

Reality show success: Meanwhile, Channel Seven has also made their foray in the dating show genre with their version of First Dates

In response, a fan wrote: ‘Best reality TV I’ve seen in YEARS (not including Gogglebox Australia, duh). It is perfection, trash and heart’.

Another follower tweeted at cast members Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes: ‘Time for you two to bring Love Island to Australia’.

‘I am so addicted to Love Island, it’s actually a problem. An Australia version would be bloody brilliant,’ an enthusiastic viewer posted.

Just can't get enough! Love Island has grown a cult following Down Under, despite being behind the UK episode schedule and airing late at night on 9Life

Just can’t get enough! Love Island has grown a cult following Down Under, despite being behind the UK episode schedule and airing late at night on 9Life

It comes amid rumours that Network Ten is set to create a local version of US Bachelor In Paradise following it’s success abroad.

The rumours were bolstered when page @BachParadiseAU hit Twitter earlier this week, with Daily Mail Australia understanding that it was set up by a social media manager for Ten.  

According to previous reports, Bachelor In Paradise may include last year’s Bachelor runner-up Nikki Gogan and former ‘villain’ Keira Maguire.

Other potential stars include season three breakout star Zilda Williams, Sarah-Mae Amey, Elora Murger, Leah Costa and Michael Turnbull. 

Jumping on the romance bandwagon? It comes amid rumours that Network Ten is set to create a local version of US Bachelor In Paradise following it's success abroad

Jumping on the romance bandwagon? It comes amid rumours that Network Ten is set to create a local version of US Bachelor In Paradise following it’s success abroad

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