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Who is Love Island’s Australia’s voice over guy Eoghan McDermott

Love Island Australia has been attracting much more attention than its poor ratings would imply.

And while voice over announcer Eoghan McDermott, 35, may be a little-known talent in Australia, he’s far from a budget-minded hire. 

The chirpy talent has far more star status in his native Ireland, where he’s known as the Rihanna backup dancer, radio DJ and co-host of The Voice of Ireland.

Who is the Love Island’s voice over guy? Raunchy dating show’s chirpy Irish commentator is former Rihanna backup dancer and The Voice of Ireland co-host Eoghan McDermott

Due to Eoghan’s accent, many new fans on the popular UK series assumed the series simply contracted the same narrator to voice the Australian version.

But Love Island UK is voiced by Ian Sterling, a comedian whose list of credits actually pales in comparison to his Australian counterpart.

Before he lent his voice to Love Island Australia, Eoghan was a dance student at Broadway Dance Center.

 He enjoyed considerable success as a backup dancer, performing alongside the likes of The Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna and Chris Brown.

Who? While Eoghan is unknown Down Under, the chirpy talent has far more star status in his native Ireland, where he's known as the Rihanna backup dancer, radio DJ and co-host of The Voice

Who? While Eoghan is unknown Down Under, the chirpy talent has far more star status in his native Ireland, where he’s known as the Rihanna backup dancer, radio DJ and co-host of The Voice

Back it up! At the start of his career, he enjoyed considerable success as a backup dancer, performing alongside the likes of The Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna and Chris Brown

Back it up! At the start of his career, he enjoyed considerable success as a backup dancer, performing alongside the likes of The Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna and Chris Brown

In 2011, after catching a bit of popularity via his decent results on MTV’s Pick Me MTV – a reality show to find the network’s next on-air presenter – he signed on with XFM radio as a drive-time host.

In 2013, he landed a huge gig at national broadcaster 2FM, where he took over hosting duties for the coveted drive slot.

Eoghan has also co-hosted The Voice Of Ireland alongside Kathryn Thomas.

Coincidentally, the woman who he lost out to on Pick Me MTV – Laura Whitmore – used to be a regular guest panellist on the show. 

Laura is a close friend of Eoghan’s, as is One Direction superstar Niall Horan, who considers Australia’s Love Island presenter to be one of his best mates. 

Radio! In 2011, after catching a bit of popularity via his decent results on MTV's Pick Me MTV - a reality show to find the network's next on-air presenter - he signed on with XFM radio as a drive-time host

Radio! In 2011, after catching a bit of popularity via his decent results on MTV’s Pick Me MTV – a reality show to find the network’s next on-air presenter – he signed on with XFM radio as a drive-time host

In 2015 and 2016, he served as the host for Eurovision’s Irish Selection shows. 

Eoghan likely wasn’t a bargain purchase, and it’s clear Channel Nine have much higher hopes for Love Island than reflected in its opening ratings.

The launch on multi-channel digital station 9Go! earned 155,000 metro viewers on Sunday night, good enough for 52nd overall in the ratings. 

He gets around Eoghan has also co-hosted The Voice Of Ireland alongside Laura Whitmore - coincidentally, it was Laura who he lost out to on Pick Me MTV

He gets around Eoghan has also co-hosted The Voice Of Ireland alongside Laura Whitmore – coincidentally, it was Laura who he lost out to on Pick Me MTV

The network played an encore screening on its flagship Channel Nine at 10pm, earning 256,000 viewers and 20th overall.

On Monday, the show improved on its premiere figures with 186,000 on 9Go!, but killed any chances of its encore screening on the main station showing signs of life.

It was aired after 100% Footy at 10.45pm, where just 72,000 night owls tuned in.

The price is right? Eoghan likely wasn't a bargain purchase, and it's clear Channel Nine have much higher hopes for Love Island than reflected in its opening ratings

The price is right? Eoghan likely wasn’t a bargain purchase, and it’s clear Channel Nine have much higher hopes for Love Island than reflected in its opening ratings



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