Fans already ‘obsessed’ with Love Island USA after it launches on ITV2 last night

CBS via Getty Images LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 11: Meet the cast who is looking for love this summer on LOVE ISLAND. Eleven sexy singles are ready to couple up and meet their match in the special two-hour premiere, Monday, Aug. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. New one-hour episodes air Sunday-Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and special two-hour episodes air Saturdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images) (Image credit: CBS via Getty Images)

Eleven Islanders are looking for love in Las Vegas...

Love Island USA hit our screens last night, and fans couldn't be happier.

Fans of the match-making reality TV show were left bereft over the summer when the UK version of the show was dropped thanks to lockdown.

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Host Arielle Vandenberg arrived for the launch show in an understated outfit... (Picture: CBS via Getty Images) (Image credit: CBS via Getty Images)

But before viewers could get too upset about missing out on their daily dose of romance, ITV2 filled the void by airing an old series of Love Island Australia instead.

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However, last night saw the launch of Love Island USA and fans have been left thrilled that there is more 'villa' action back on their screens.

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Carrington is hoping to meet someone special in Love Island USA (Pictures: CBS via Getty Images) (Image credit: CBS via Getty Images)

Love Island USA is usually filmed in a sun-drenched villa in Fiji, but thanks to travel restrictions, the show has been relocated to Las Vegas.

Instead 'Islanders' will be looking for love in the plush rooftop villa at Caesars Entertainment's boutique hotel, The Cromwell.

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Jeremiah is just one of the hopefuls looking for love (Picture: CBS via Getty Images) (Image credit: CBS via Getty Images)

Host Arielle Vandenberg returned for the second series of Love Island USA, while Matthew Hoffman is back in his role narrating once again.

The series, which kicked off on CBS in America last month, started on ITV2 last night, and fans are already hooked...

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Last night's launch saw the eleven Islanders arriving in the villa all looking for love - and it was also revealed there is no social distancing needed.

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Mackenzie is hoping to find Mr Right in Vegas (Picture: CBS via Getty Images) (Image credit: CBS via Getty Images)

Host Arielle Vandenberg made it very clear all the contestants had been in quarantine for two weeks and routinely covid tested - meaning romance is definitely on the cards.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and you can catch up on missed episodes on the ITV Hub. See our TV Guide for full listings. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.