Love Island season 3: Reality show set to film in Port Douglas
- Sophie Monk will return in season three to host and play Cupid in Port Douglas
- The show is set to return to Queensland’s economy and create more than 100 jobs for local crew
- Sophie said, “Love Island is such a fun and irresistible show”
Love Island’s third season will be filmed in Port Douglas was confirmed by Screen Queensland. Viewers will be smitten by the picture-perfect tropical scenery, which will surely work its romantic magic on the show’s contestants.
The show by ITV Studios is set to return and create more than 100 jobs for local crew. Curtis Pitt, North Queensland Screen Champion said the tourism industry in Far North Queensland will also gain from the show being filmed in Port Douglas.
He said, “Love Island enjoys a huge national and international following with the reality juggernaut broadcast in over 20 countries around the world, so this is great news for the region whose lush rainforests and pristine beaches will be showcased globally.” He also revealed that the local FNQ community and its businesses will also benefit in many ways from the production spend on catering, transport, construction, accommodation, technology to name a few.
Sophie Monk will return in season three to host and play Cupid in Port Douglas while the Love Islanders must couple up to survive the temptations of beautiful new singles entering the villa.
Sophie said, “Love Island is such a fun and irresistible show and you can’t help but get wrapped up in all the flirting, dating, and dramas, I can’t wait to join a whole new group of girls and guys looking for love, and filming in my hometown of Queensland is a bonus for me as well, as Port Douglas is one of my favorite places to visit.”
Kylie Munnich (Screen Queensland CEO) said that Love Island was the next in a strong line of productions not only in domestic but also international, to fall for the charms of Far North Queensland.