Where is Love Island filmed? First look at whats new in the villa


LOVE Island fans can hardly contain their excitement as a winter version of the show will be hitting our screens THIS SUNDAY (January 12, 2020).

With this latest series comes a brand spanking new villa with some extra features that haven’t been seen on the show before.

Step inside the new South African Love Island villa

Where is Love Island 2020 filmed?

Love Island is bringing us a winter version of the show and it is in a new location, as contestants will bask in the sunshine from a brand new villa in Cape Town, South Africa.

The colour scheme is just as bright as usual, with vibrant oranges, yellows, blues, and pinks complimenting the various neon signs adorned throughout the house.

The sprawling house isalso five times bigger than the villa in Mallorca with several private seating areas for chats and eavesdropping.

The new Love Island villa is worth a whopping 5.3 million.

The villa has a stunning view of the South African countryside

What’s is new about the Cape Town Love Island villa?

The new home for our gorgeous Islanders comes complete with some some extra features that are being introduced for the first time.

These include:

  • The Dog House –where Islanders can sleep if they’ve been chucked out of their own bed.
  • Boys’ Dressing Room –a place for the guys to get ready and have some lad chat.
  • A new ‘Vibey’ Hideaway
There are seven double beds – but only 12 Islanders are confirmed to be going into the villa

Why is the Love Island being filmed in South Africa?

As the show is launching a winter version of the show, it would be far too cold for our Islanders to wander around in skimpy bikinis and swimming trunks, so producers have decided to use a different location to the usual Majorca villa.

Cape Town will have an average heat of between 28 to 30 degrees which means those sexy singletons can bask in the sunshine while pursuing their villa crush.

The mid-year series will return to Europe for a summer of love closer to home in May/June 2020.

The Hideaway encourages naughty antics between the Islanders

Why are they doing a winter version of Love Island?

Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions at ITV, said: Off the back of a record-breaking year, we’re delighted to be bringing an extra series of our biggest and sunniest show to the 2020 schedule.

“Love Island has proven yet again to be the perfect format that engages younger audiences.

“In response to this viewer appetite, a new batch of young singletons will deliver some highly anticipated post-Christmas romance and drama from our new and luxurious location.”