The love of the Island is at the head of the US – the hit ITV2 show has been bought by CBS in America.
It is the eighth country to buy the show’s format.
But what can they expect?
1. A dating show like no other
The americans already have their own massively popular dating show, as exotic and full of beautiful people – The bachelor and its spin-off The Bachelorette. But imagine that there are 13 bachelors and bachelorettes together in a villa, cut off from the outside world trying to find their long-term partner.
Imagine the carnage – the double crossing, the many struggles and with the advantage that they are all competing for a cash prize.
Also in the previous series of the Love of the Island there have actually been competitors to have sex. Quite a change for american TELEVISION, which is usually more strait-laced than the united KINGDOM.
2. New vocabulary words
The show was responsible for phrases such as “mugging off”, “layoffs” and “melt” to come in the life of every day.
While the American contestants, of course, not be using these words, the show will no doubt be the same way, the young candidate with a slang language of their own – and if it repeats the success of the UK version, these phrases, it will be the ordinary.
3. Furnace for policy analysis
4. Lie detectors
Americans may be used on the reality chat shows, but the lie detector test on Love of the Island to show them how much drama they can really cause.
The participants are put through lie detector tests, with questions asked by their partners in the FLAT of the villa.
Questions: “do you want to be tempted by other girls outside?” and “do you think that you’ll struggle to stay faithful?”
And it makes for gripping TELEVISION.
5. A brilliant narrator
Iain Stirling dulcet tones make the Love of the Island for many people – could WE rent a fun way to get a voiceover artist, or would they take it?
It injects a tone of sarcasm by gently poking fun at the candidates does this translate into the show?
And if he repeats the success of the UK version, the us will have a whole new range of reality show celebrities for years to come. Who knows, the Kardashians may need to watch their backs.
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