Fans of Love Island UK have caught wind of the first ever Love Island series across the pond in the USA – and they want in!
ITV2 has been host to the now international-recognised dating show, which has engulfed everything from slang and popular culture to high-street fashion and politics.
Now it’ time for the USA to be consumed by the all-conquering Love Island series, which debuts on CBS this July.
But can the guys ‘n’ girls in the UK double-dose on the show and also tune in?
Here’s everything you need to know about the American show and whether it is possible to tune in from the UK… or if it’s back to watching paint dry every night at 9 pm.
What is Love Island USA?
The American show will be a shorter and more family-friendly version of the UK’s famous dating show.
Love Island USA will only last for four weeks and will not include sex games and other raunchy aspects of the show, which more than likely means no Hideaway.
However, other than this, the USA version should carry many similarities to the O.G as they’re both an ITV Production.
When does it air?
The first-ever series launched on Tuesday, July 9th, and now airs every weeknight on CBS at 8 pm.
It will conclude on Wednesday, August 7th.
The show is hosted by actress, comedian and model Arielle Vandenberg with UK host Caroline Flack staying put in the UK.
Where is the USA villa?
With Tommy Fury, Molly-Mae, Curtis Pritchard and the gang still in the Majorca villa, Love Island USA have looked elsewhere for filming.
The show will take place in Fiji.
Although the exact location has not been confirmed, it’s likely that the series will be filmed in the Fiji resort where Love Island UK was filmed in 2005 before it relaunched with a new format in 2015.
Can you watch Love Island USA in the UK?
Love Island USA airs online via both the CBS website, www.cbs.com, and the CBS All Accesss media player.
UK viewers cannot access the CBS All Access account as you need a verified American credit card. However, they can create a free account on cbs.com, where episodes are broadcasted both live and uploaded shortly after broadcast.
Those in the UK can access www.cbs.com but not the CBS All Access player.
All you need is a VPN tool to relocate your VPN to the USA. By doing so, you can create a CBS account (using any random America address details) and login to watch the show at your convenience.
Step 1. Pick a VPN Tool
There are a wealth of VPN tools out there but we recommend the likes of Express VPN, VPN Hub, Panda, Cyber Ghost, Nord VPN, Pure VPN or Vypr VPN.
All of them will cost a little bit of dollar although some of the tools offer free 30-day trials.
Step 2. Download and Install
Simply sign up to your chosen VPN tool – usually via one, three, six or 12-month deals – and download the tool.