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Nine CONFIRMS Love Island Australia will film on the Gold Coast for 2021 season

Channel Nine have confirmed Love Island Australia will return in 2021.With coronavirus restrictions halting overseas travel and production, the rea

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Channel Nine have confirmed Love Island Australia will return in 2021.

With coronavirus restrictions halting overseas travel and production, the reality TV show was in fear of being axed.

However, during Nine’s Upfronts on Wednesday, the network revealed the series will film in a villa on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

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Nine CONFIRMS Love Island Australia will film on the Gold Coast for 2021 season - as Celebrity Apprentice and Beauty And The Geek get rebooted by the network. Pictured: Love Island Australia host Sophie Monk

Nine CONFIRMS Love Island Australia will film on the Gold Coast for 2021 season – as Celebrity Apprentice and Beauty And The Geek get rebooted by the network. Pictured: Love Island Australia host Sophie Monk

Love Island Australia is produced by ITV Studios Australia, and its previous two seasons have been filmed in Spain and Fiji.

It’s unclear if Sophie Monk will be returning as the host of the dating series, but her name did come up elsewhere in the announcements.

Nine have announced the exciting reboot of Beauty And The Geek – which Sophie will host. It last aired on Channel Seven in 2014.

The new Beauty and the Geek promises to deliver laughs, tears and everything in between as two groups of people from completely different worlds are set to collide.

Love has been saved! With coronavirus restrictions halting overseas travel and production, the reality TV show was in fear of being axed. Pictured season two of Love Island in Fiji

Love has been saved! With coronavirus restrictions halting overseas travel and production, the reality TV show was in fear of being axed. Pictured season two of Love Island in Fiji

Will it be as lavish as this? The Nine network revealed the third season would film in a villa on Queensland's Gold Coast, as apposed to their previous global destinations due to COVID-19. Pictured the luxurious villa in Spain used for Love Island Australia's first season

Will it be as lavish as this? The Nine network revealed the third season would film in a villa on Queensland’s Gold Coast, as apposed to their previous global destinations due to COVID-19. Pictured the luxurious villa in Spain used for Love Island Australia’s first season

Love host: It's believed Sophie Monk will return to her hosting duties for Love Island Australia, as well as hosting reboot Beauty And The Geek

Love host: It’s believed Sophie Monk will return to her hosting duties for Love Island Australia, as well as hosting reboot Beauty And The Geek 

After a six-year hiatus from screens, Nine has also chosen to reboot Celebrity Apprentice Australia.

The first three celebrities announced for the lineup are celebrity trainer Michelle Bridges, Nova host Nova Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, and Olympic gymnast Olivia Vivian.

They will be vying to become the next Celebrity Apprentice by impressing and avoiding the dreaded words ‘you’re fired!’ from British billionaire and business magnate, Lord Alan Sugar.   

Remember this? The new Beauty and the Geek promises to deliver laughs, tears and everything in between as two groups of people from completely different worlds are set to collide in the hopes of finding love

Remember this? The new Beauty and the Geek promises to deliver laughs, tears and everything in between as two groups of people from completely different worlds are set to collide in the hopes of finding love

Welcome to the boardroom: After a six-year hiatus from screens, Nine has chosen to reboot Celebrity Apprentice Australia. Pictured: Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Mark Bouris, and Shelley Sullivan on the show in 2015

Welcome to the boardroom: After a six-year hiatus from screens, Nine has chosen to reboot Celebrity Apprentice Australia. Pictured: Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Mark Bouris, and Shelley Sullivan on the show in 2015

Here come the brides! MAFS will return for its eighth season in 2021, and will also introduce  new expert, certified clinical sexologist, Alessandra Rampolla

Here come the brides! MAFS will return for its eighth season in 2021, and will also introduce  new expert, certified clinical sexologist, Alessandra Rampolla

Fans will be pleased to know that The Block, Married At First Sight, Lego Masters and Australia Ninja Warrior have also all been renewed by Nine for 2021.

MAFS will return for its eighth season, bringing with it a new expert. 

Certified clinical sexologist with over 20 years’ experience, Alessandra Rampolla, will bring her expertise in sexology and join resident experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling to pair 20 brave singles from across Australia. 

‘With my particular expertise, I hope to contribute to the complex mix of components that ensure marriages not only work but thrive in the long haul. One of my strongest core beliefs is that sexual expression and compatibility are vital in building, nourishing and maintaining healthy romantic relationships, and it is my pleasure to help guide our participants in balancing this important factor in their brave quest for love,’ Alessandra said in a media statement issued by Nine.

Popular drama Doctor Doctor will also return for another season.  

He's back! Popular drama Doctor Doctor, with actor Rodger Corser (pictured), will also return for another season in 2021

He’s back! Popular drama Doctor Doctor, with actor Rodger Corser (pictured), will also return for another season in 2021

Coming soon: From the producers of 60 Minutes, Under Investigation with Liz Hayes will be a one-hour, studio-based program that takes a single story and invites the audience to get right inside it

Coming soon: From the producers of 60 Minutes, Under Investigation with Liz Hayes will be a one-hour, studio-based program that takes a single story and invites the audience to get right inside it

During Nine’s Upfront announcements, several new shows were also revealed: Beach House Escape, Amazing Grace, Celebrity IOU, Under Investigation and Mega Zoo. 

From the producers of 60 Minutes, Under Investigation with Liz Hayes will be a one-hour, studio-based program that takes a single story and invites the audience to get right inside it.  

Beach House Escape will help ten talented individuals realise their lifelong dream of escaping the city by renovating an old beachfront home in an idyllic seaside town.

Bringing the star power to Nine’s new lineup, Celebrity IOU Australia will follow A-listers as they work to a tight deadline, transforming living spaces to unlock each property’s full potential for heartwarming surprise home renovations.  

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RENEWED SHOWS 

 Married At First Sight

Love Island Australia 

The Block

Married At First Sight

Lego Masters

Australia Ninja Warrior 

Doctor Doctor

Travel Guides

REBOOTED SHOWS 

Beauty and the Geek 

Celebrity Apprentice Australia

NEW SHOWS 

Beach House Escape  

Amazing Grace

Celebrity IOU

Mega Zoo

Under Investigation

The Parent Jury 

SPORT 

NRL

Summer Of Tennis

Suncorp Super Netball

The Masters 

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