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Love Island recommissioned for fourth series in 2018

The ITV2 series has been a ratings hit.

A new batch of singletons looking for romance will enter the Love Island villa when the hit reality show returns for a fourth series in 2018.

The show has been recommissioned for another run next year as the third series comes to an end.

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Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies have been some of the break-out stars (ITV)

The seven-week show, in which young people pair up in a villa in Majorca, has been a ratings hit for ITV2.

The channel says the show is its most successful format among 16-34s.

Fully aggregated ratings data, which is available up to July 9, show that the episode on July 7 hit a top total cross-platform audience of 3.8 million viewers.

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Love Island will be back in 2018 (ITV)

Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels  and acquisitions said: “At ITV2, we couldn’t be more thrilled with how Love Island fever has gripped the nation.

“Now established as the perfect series to start the summer, we’re delighted to be bringing the show back for our young adult audience in 2018.”

Richard Cowles, creative director for entertainment at ITV Studios, added: “We are delighted that viewers have embraced Love Island so wholeheartedly; it has become the most talked about show of the summer.

“We are thrilled that we will be back with a new series next year.”

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