Love Island takes over the world as three more countries launch shows

Caroline Flack.

Love Island is taking over the world, with three new versions in the works.

Denmark, Finland and Norway have joined the UK, Sweden, Australia and Germany with versions of the hit ITV2 series.

Season 4 of the UK show launched last Monday to a record 3 million viewers, making it ITV2's most watched programme ever based on overnight ratings.

The first ever Australian version kicked off last month while a second series of the Germany show has already been confirmed.

This week, TV3 has ordered the show in both Denmark and Norway, while MTV3 has commissioned it in Finland. ITV Studios’ local production labels – United Productions, ITVS Norway and ITVS Finland – will all produce the show in their respective territories.

All three series will air in 2018, with Tone Damli today announced by TV3 as the host of the show in Norway and Shirly Karvinen confirmed as the host of the Finnish series.

The new commissions mean that Love Island will air across the Nordics this year with Love Island Sweden also launching on TV4.

Mike Beale, Managing Director, Nordics and ITV Studios Global Creative Network said: “From winning a Bafta and breaking viewing records in the UK to a hugely successful launch in Australia and winning these three new commissions, it’s been a brilliant few weeks for the format.

“We have already seen that it works equally well across linear, digital and catch-up platforms and we are very excited to roll the show out across the Nordics as a result. With a version of Love Island on somewhere around the world every single day between now and Christmas, we’ll look to build on the incredible momentum we have right now by continuing to grow the show internationally.”

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