If you need a bit of a break from high-brow drama and can’t wait for The Bachelor to start, I’ve found just the show to tide you over.
It’s called Love Island and it has pretty much the entire British nation glued to their TV screens – despite the fact that it’s the height of summer and they should really be enjoying the sun as much as they can while it lasts.
Ex on The Beach meets Big Brother with a hint of The Voice (in terms of votes, not singing, don’t worry!), it’s a reality dating show unlike any other. It’s now available to watch in Australia on Nine Now.
The idea of the show is to really put love to the test. A mixed group of singles are put on an "island" for the summer(read: mansion in an exotic location) and encouraged to couple up for the chance to win $85,000 (or 50,000 pounds). Each week, more housemates are dropped in to stir things up and those not in a couple or the couple with the least amount of votes from the public will be "dumped" from the island.
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The aim is to fall in love - or at least convince the public you're in love so you can take home the dosh. But there is a twist: the winning couple are asked to either split the cash, or take the entire prize pot home for themselves.
It has all the dating elements of The Bachelor with the voyeuristic day-today antics of Big Brother.
There's drama, there's scheming, romance and raunchy moments (Last season, contestant Zara Holland had her Miss Great Britain title taken away from her after having sex on the show).
No, it's not a educational documentary but it's strangely, almost annoyingly addictive and compelling viewing. This season is clocking up almost two UK million viewers a night - big numbers considering summer is usually considered 'dead' for TV.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher even revealed he chose to watch an episode of Love Island rather than see other bands perform when he was at Glastonbury this week. It's contagious.