Sophie Monk has ‘no idea’ when Love Island will return for a second season or where it’s being filmed – as the show is promoted from 9Go to Channel Nine
Love Island Australia has been renewed for a second season after becoming a tabloid sensation last year.
But the show’s host Sophie Monk revealed on Wednesday that she’s still in the dark about when filming will begin.
She told The Kyle and Jackie O Show that the production schedule and location is still unconfirmed.
Here we go again! Love Island Australia was renewed for another season in October after thrilling fans during its first run
When asked about the season two airdate, Sophie said: ‘I have no idea – I’m guessing soon-ish and I have no idea where it will be [filmed] still.’
The 39-year-old then joked that Channel Nine bosses weren’t telling her any details ‘because they know I’ll tell you guys’, referring to Kyle and Jackie O.
Sophie made similar comments back in January when quizzed on the same radio program about Love Island’s premiere date.
‘They won’t tell me because they know I’ll tell you!’ she said at the time.
But the show’s host Sophie Monk has revealed she is none the wiser about when filming will start or even where it will be set (pictured centre with series one winners Grant Crapp and Tayla Damir)
Love Island Australia is based on the British dating show Love Island.
It follows a group of ‘hot, young singletons’ as they ‘couple up’ in a Spanish villa, compete in challenges and try to win a cash prize.
Last year, it was reported that Sophie was upset to discover the first season would be airing on secondary channel 9Go instead of Nine’s main channel.
Down Under version: Love Island Australia is based on the British dating show Love Island – and involved couples being paired up on a Spanish island and then voted on by the public (pictured Sophie as host)
‘She didn’t realise the show wasn’t on the main channel,’ an insider told Woman’s Day, adding that Sophie ‘threw a tantrum’ when she found out.
Sophie won’t have any problems this time around, however, as the network has already confirmed Love Island season two will air on Channel Nine.
Despite airing on 9GO, the show was a modest ratings success and delivered strong numbers in the youth demographic and on catch-up service 9Now.
Ratings winner: Love Island Australia’s season one winners, Tayla Damir and Grant Crapp (right and left) were crowned victors after the show surged in popularity during its first season