Dating The Enemy: ITV working on new reality dating show after Love Island's success

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ITV are reportedly working on a new reality dating show called Dating The Enemy.

Following the success of Love Island, the potential new ITV2 series will be set in Africa, The Sun newspaper reports.


It will see two teams of men and women battle it out to win a cash prize and is set to air next year.

"It’s an incredible new concept and will no doubt attract a lot of interest," a source told the tabloid. “Love Island has shown what happens when singletons live in paradise but this show will test them in the harsh condition of the African savanna.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and there will definitely be lots of bikinis on show.”

As it happens, it's not the first ITV series called Dating The Enemy. The show back in 2006 with the same name saw singletons matched up based on how unsuited they were for one another, testing the old adage of 'opposites attract'.

That show aired back when Love Island was also originally on TV, then as a Celebrity series on the main ITV channel.


The revived programme on ITV2 has proved a hit since it returned in 2015, with this year's series launching to more than a million viewers on Monday night, its best ratings yet.

Love Island continues nightly at 9PM on ITV2.

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