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Love Island Australia 2019: Where is the show filmed?

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With the season two premiere of Love Island Australia right around the corner, word has spread that the hit dating series will no longer be filmed in Spain.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the 2019 instalment was meant to be filmed in Fiji, however, the country’s government was reportedly concerned by the “sleazy tone” of the show and therefore pulled the plug. 

With filming in Fiji no longer in the pipeline, according to Confidential, Channel Nine producers have since agreed to film this season in Queensland. While it’s definitely less glamorous, shooting and editing in Australian time will be easier on staff members who no longer need to contend with the eight hour time difference.

WATCH: Meet the mysterious voice of Love Island Australia 2019

While at this point in time an official release date has not yet been announced, we already know that filming is well underway. And seeing as we’ve been gifted two epic trailers, we can only assume that a follow-up season will air in the next few months.

Unlike last time, this season of the hit dating series will be broadcast on Channel Nine and not 9GO!. Despite the slight change, as expected, former Bachelorette star Sophie Monk will return for hosting duties, as will the show’s hilarious narrator, Irish comic Eoghan McDermott.

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Sophie Monk and Eoghan McDermott— the hilarious voice behind the series

Although the network is yet to reveal the cast, we’ve been given a first look at those who are looking to find love on the Fijian Island, and they’re hot. There’s also rumours swirling that the network has recruited Jessika Power and Ines Basic to star in the hit series. Known for their controversial carry-on, a source close to the situation revealed that the Married At First Sight stars have been cast to stir the pot and lift the show’s ratings. 

Ahead of the premiere, Sophie Monk posted two new trailers to her Instagram page.

While the first clip doesn’t give too much away, the unlucky in love reality star channels cupid as she sits on a cloud and chats to the Gold of Love— voiced by Eoghan— who announces that “we’ve got a big problem with love. There’s just not enough. Dating apps aren’t working… we need more love.”

“It’s all taken care of,” the blonde bombshell responds. “I’ve got the perfect place for falling in love. It’s an island… a love island.”

“God of Love, you can count on me,” she says as she takes on the task of finding “loads of hot bodies” to join the island. 

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In the second teaseronce again, Sophie stars as cupid, swooping into a support group for “beautiful people”, who are all desperate to find the one. Sitting around in a circle, the contestants are shown discussing how tough it is for gorgeous people like them.

One topless Lothario says, “I try to wear clothes, it just doesn’t feel right.”

Another laments, “I know I am an 11 but to find another 11, we’re like unicorns.”

“I get 50,000 likes but all I really want is love,” another says.

Sophie lands among them and tells them: “Beautiful people, I feel your pain and I am here to find you love. Imagine an island with beautiful people.” 

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