CTV Announces LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN, a New Original Companion Series from Bell Media Studios Premiering July 13

— July 3, 2019

– Hosted by Danielle Graham and Lainey Lui, LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN recaps cliffhangers and favourite moments of CTV’s new reality sensation LOVE ISLAND –
– Arielle Vandenberg announced as host of LOVE ISLAND –
– Jacob’s Creek is the official sponsor of LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN –

TORONTO, ON (June 3, 2019) – CTV announced today the production of an original companion series for its upcoming summer reality event series LOVE ISLAND (premiering July 9). From Bell Media Studios, LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN airs Saturdays recapping all of the romantic twists and turns and favourite moments from the previous week’s five nights of episodes. Hosted by ETALK’s Danielle Graham and ETALK and THE SOCIAL’s Lainey Lui, with THE SOCIAL’s Jess Allen as correspondent, LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning July 13 on CTV, CTV.ca, the CTV app, E!.

Each 60-minute episode of LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN delivers insight and opinions from the hosts on all the hot couples on LOVE ISLAND, reliving the highs and lows of this incredible journey to find love. Through clips, edits, interviews, and special guests, the show analyzes the shocking and surprising twists and turns from the villas in Fiji, as the islanders compete to couple up and find romance.

The announcement comes as Arielle Vandenberg (GREEK, Epic Movie) is announced as host of LOVE ISLAND, presiding over the challenges and dramatic twists as the Islanders form relationships in an effort to win the ultimate cash prize and love.

LOVE ISLAND is already one of this summer’s most-anticipated television events, so we are thrilled to bring our own flavour of fun with LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios. “Lainey, Danielle, and Jess won’t miss a beat while breaking down all the key twists to heighten the drama, and I think together, are a perfect combination to make this after-show one viewers won’t want to miss.”

The LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN hosts answer questions and comments from fans and the studio audience, offering an interactive and exciting take on LOVE ISLAND and the couples they have been cheering on all summer. Viewers can send in questions and comments live through Twitter via @LoveIslandCTV using the hashtag #LoveIslandAftersun.

Jacob’s Creek is the official sponsor of LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN. The brand will be integrated in to the series with product placement, and Jacob’s Creek will be available at the live taping of LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN for the studio audience to enjoy. Viewers can follow Jacob’s Creek on Facebook and Instagram.

To watch the live taping of LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN, visit CTV.ca/Love-Island/Audience. Audience members will be selected on a first come, first served basis, and will receive a response if selected.

Encore presentations of LOVE ISLAND stream Saturdays on Crave beginning July 13, while encore presentations of LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN stream Sundays on Crave beginning July 14.

LOVE ISLAND AFTERSUN, which is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is produced by Bell Media Studios. John Kampilis is Executive Producer, Bell Media Studios. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Studios. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.


LOVE ISLAND sees a group of single “Islanders” come together in a stunning villa in a beautiful tropical location. They are on the lookout for romance, but as always, the road to love never runs smoothly, as they must not only choose their partner wisely, but also win the hearts of the public. Challenges and dramatic twists abound as the Islanders form alliances, while relationships are made in an effort to win the ultimate prize. Viewers have the opportunity to shape events on screen as they watch the relationships develop, and ultimately crown one lucky couple as the winners who walk away with a cash prize.

Produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company, executive producers for LOVE ISLAND in the U.S. are David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg, Simon Thomas, Mandy Morris, Ben Thursby, Richard Foster, and Chet Fenster. The series is based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group and distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

About Bell Media Studios

Bell Media Studios is Canada’s leading end-to-end content creator, developing and producing 80 hours of live and taped programming in-house, each week. Award-winning titles include ETALK, THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SOCIAL, YOUR MORNING, and many original specials. The Bell Media Studios-run Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery Canada and other international broadcasters, including MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY TRAINS, and the upcoming MARINE DISASTERS. In association with Motion Content Group, Bell Media Studios produces original lifestyle series DOG TALES RESCUE and Gusto’s #1 series for A25-54 in 2018 WHERE TO I DO?. As the majority owner of Pinewood Toronto Studios, Bell Media Studios also oversees operations of the 33.5 acre (13.5 hectares) facility in Toronto’s Port Lands. The complex includes 11 purpose-built stages, offices, teaching facilities, and support services for a growing roster of domestic and international film and television clients.

About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

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