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12 December 2023

The inaugural Love Island All Stars will be filmed and broadcast in South Africa (SA) in early 2024, it has been announced.

The UK TV show where singles live together in a villa has enjoyed a number of seasons. The first time it was filmed in SA was at the beginning of 2020 in a house in Constantia. The house was made to look like it was in the Atlantic Seaboard. Another South African season took place in early 2023; deemed a winter series for UK viewers. This time a mansion in Franschhoek called Ludus Magnus was used because the producers felt the Constantia home was too close (a good 25km) to the Cape Flats and feared kidnapping. Now its appears the show will be filmed at Ludus Magnus again with returning host, Maya Jama.

Ludus Magnus offers five star luxury accommodation set on an estate. It is positioned in the heart of the Franschhoek wine valley; famed for its vineyards, scenery, French heritage and cuisine.

“Whether it’s a romantic getaway, family holiday, active adventure or simply a change in pace from urban hustle, a stay at Ludus Magnus is guaranteed to wow and delight,” the Ludus Magnus website said.

Named after a Roman gladiator school, Ludus Magnus was created by a French-Italian couple who packed up life in Europe and moved with their three children and five dogs to live in Franschhoek a few years ago.

Love Island which is produced by ITV2 will give previous contestants a second chance at love, a relationship or whatever they are looking for. Some contestants or “islanders” who “coupled up” and won previous seasons may also make cameo appearances.

Relationships will be put to the test as bombshells enter and heads turn leaving some lovestruck hopefuls let down in the quest for love.

The latest UK winners are Sammy Root and Jess Harding who won the summer series in July but have since split.

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