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10 September 2020, 15:07
Love Island USA has kicked off and the good news is it's airing over here in the UK – but where is it being filmed during the pandemic?
Love Island USA is here to fill the dating show-sized hole in our lives and we're in for a very different series, not only as the contestants are a whole different nationality, but because it's filmed in another location, thousands of miles away.
So, where is Love Island USA filmed and how are the crew filming in the midst of a pandemic?
We've got everything you need to know about the unique production process for the show and where it's filmed...
Unlike the original Love Island, which is infamously filmed in sunny Mallorca, the American version is in Las Vegas, Nevada, which, to be fair to it, is also pretty sunny.
The first series of Love Island USA was filmed in a gorgeous villa in paradise island Fiji, but this year it's at the top of Ceasar's Entertainment's boutique hotel, The Cromwell, in the rooftop villa.
In order to keep the contestants and crew safe throughout filming, they've taken the show away from a villa and into a hotel in Las Vegas, The Cromwell, a luxury resort that looks like it's going to keep the islanders (or, hoteliers?) very happy for a couple of weeks.
The show has revealed production will take place in a 'bubble' and all safety precautions will be taken, from regular testing, cleaning PPE and monitoring for symptoms.
"The iconic hotel has been transformed into a fun and sexy villa."
It has pools, jacuzzis, the infamous fire pit, and all the usual decor we're used to seeing on the UK version- they've redone it almost exactly!
*Tiny spoiler ahead*
Don't head to the official Instagram page if you don't want any spoilers, but the usually beachy backdrop has been replaced with the bright lights of Sin City.
The contestants are lucky enough to have a view of the entire city from their lavish rooftop villa.
Yes, the first ever series of the show took off to the tropical island of Fiji, but guys, there's a pandemic on, so unsurprisingly they've had to keep it stateside for the second round!
They've clearly put a ton of time and effort into changing an entire hotel around, so we're honestly so excited for the series- it's been too long since we've had any drama!
Love Island USA began on 24 August on CBS stateside, and is expected to air for around six weeks.
UK viewers can watch Love Island USA on ITV2 at 9pm.
Good news, It will be on every night!