Love Island USA starts on UK TV next week on ITVBe

Love Island USA starts on UK TV next week on ITVBe

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LOVE Island USA is finally coming to UK TV as the first series of the imported show will play on ITVBe next week.

After the worldwide success of Britain’s Love Island, the American version was commissioned by broadcaster CBS with the same format that made the original so popular.

More drama from across the Atlantic
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The new series – which will air on September 22 – averaged around 2.6million viewers per episode compared to the UK’s 500,000 viewers on its first series.

CBS has deemed the show a success and already commissioned a second season.

While the British show takes place in Mallorca, the American one has a swankier villa set in the luxurious destination of Fiji.

Comedian Arielle Vandenberg takes on Caroline Flack’s role, with Matthew Hoffman as the narrator – who offers a drier version of Iain Sterling’s comedic commentary.

Host Arielle Vandenberg brings the laughs and the drama
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This will hopefully keep fans happy till next year, where there be both a summer and winter Love Island.

The cast are a similar batch of young and attractive people ready for love.

Yamen Sanders, 24

Yamen is a real estate agent from Los Angeles, who friends describe as the “life of the party” and the “best person to get advice from”.

He is picky about girls but maybe he should be, as he used to play in the NFL.

Cashel Barnett, 27

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Living in Sacramento, California, he’s a model, musician (he plays the drums), and self-described weirdo.

As for the girls, he’s simply looking for someone funny.

Krya Green, 22

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This musician from Los Angeles is looking for someone who looks artistic, with a skater boy flare. Her parents are still together and that made her believe in love at first sight.

Luckily for someone like Cashel, she’s into weird guys and is in a band.

Mallory Santic, 25

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Hailing from Vancouver, Washington, she wants someone motivated, independent, fun, wild and spontaneous – and doesn’t want someone who is a loud chewer.

She wants someone ready to commit – she’s already saved photos of her wedding dress on Instagram.

Michael Yi, 29

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This model from Miami says he can’t describe his ideal woman, but will know her when he meets her. Interestingly, he hasn’t had sex in a year.

His best quality is making a girl laugh.

Weston Richey, 25

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A photographer from Dallas, Texas, he wants someone beautiful inside and out, with a great smile is the key to his heart.

He has rip-off USA pants and a cowboy hat. He also built his own house.

Alexandra Stewart, 25

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A publicist in Los Angeles, she’s looking for someone romantic, compassionate and supportive – as well as tall. She also likes them athletic.

Luckily for the other contestants, she gets on with both guys and girls.

Elizabeth Weber, 24

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An advertising exec from New York City, she loves travelling, mystery movies, beach volleyball and rollerblading.

She has dated guys from loads of other countries, so she’s probably open minded.

Zac Mirabelli, 22

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Zac is a grocery store cashier from Chicago, looking for a trustworthy, supportive and goofy girl. However, any girl he gets serious with will have to pass “the sister test” when they meet his family.

Apparently he has a reputation as a player, but is a “deeper person”.

Dylan Curry, 25

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Dylan is a fitness coach from Long Island and San Diego, looking for someone athletic, funny and a person who loves to dance.

Caroline “Caro” Viehweg, 21

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This marketing student has lived in six different countries and is known for having bounds of energy.

She’s looking for a guy who is spiritual, loving, friendly, funny and authentic.

Alana Morrison, 21

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Alana is a college student from New Haven, Connecticut, who’s looking for a guy who is “funny, adventurous, ambitious, and can hold a conversation”.

She won prom queen in high school even though she did not run, campaign or nominate herself.

Cormac Murphy, 26

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Cormac originally hails from Ireland but currently lives in New York City. He currently works as a Clu promoter – which is a Californian clothing brand.

He’s looking for someone outgoing, bubbly and has nice eyes.

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