Love Island is ending next week (we know, so sad), but while we may feel a void in our souls once it’s off our screens until the winter season returns, there is a new reality show on the way.
Knowing already we’ll be obsessed with it, the newest UK dating series has already been a major hit in the US and is making its way to Irish TV screens.
Said to be “sexier” than Love Island, Are You The One? has been a hit with US audiences for eight seasons, and recently came onto the UK and Irish Netflix.
Creating a UK based version, the series is set to see twenty stunning contestants staying in a luxury villa in Malta as producers find their “perfect match”.
Based on an algorithm, the contestants aren’t told who their scientific perfect match is. As they enter the villa, they will go through chemistry-driven tests and games to find the one and the more couples guessed among the group correctly, a cash prize awaits.
With the biggest fear being the “Truth Booth”, the singletons need to work out who is their match and at the end of each episode, there is a Match Up Ceremony, where they need to pair up with who they think the one is and the closer they are to the scientific pairings, the closer they are to winning.
The series is set to be hosted by BBC Sounds presenter Joelah Noble and will air on MTV and Paramount+ on Monday 8 August, so it won’t be long after Love Island is finished.
Host Joelah said of the show: “I couldn’t be more excited to be fronting the first UK series of Are You The One. I have loved this show for years, so it really was a dream job for me!
“Expect romance, drama and passion … all the best ingredients for an amazing series which teaches us that it’s not always easy to find your ‘perfect match’ but it’s very much worth it!”
Kelly Bradshaw, the senior VP for MTV Entertainment Brands International at Paramount, told Variety: “We’re expanding our proven global formats strategy by bringing the first-ever UK version of popular reality series Are You The One? to MTV audiences outside of the U.S.
“MTV’s hit reality formats continue to travel and resonate with audiences around the world across platforms. I can’t wait to bring this one to audiences this summer — they’re going to love it.”