Love Island Australia 2022 is already filming in Mallorca, Spain and sorry? Isn’t this supposed to be broadcast live?

After Married at First Sight Australia 2022‘s Al Perkins was spotted filming the show’s fourth season, fans were left wondering why the series was already unfolding with no word of an air date.

As reported in episode 211 of the So Dramatic! podcast, we reached out to ITV Studios, the production company behind Love Island, for a lil’ more intel on the situation.

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Love Island Australia 2022 is already filming in Mallorca, Spain. Source: Nine.

According to a spokesperson from ITV, Love Island has recruited an “amazing cast” who is already undergoing their European romp — in more ways than one, we’re sure!

Love Island Australia has started filming in a stunning new villa in Mallorca in Spain,” the statement read.

“We have assembled an amazing cast, and Sophie Monk is back hosting in what is set to be a hot and sizzling season with more secrets from the new Love Island villa to be revealed soon!”

Another source told So Dramatic! that this year’s series has been filmed ahead of time due to the availability of the Mallorcan villa.

Love Island Australia‘s return to Europe is the first time the show has set foot on Spanish soil since 2018.

2019’s instalment was filmed in Fiji, while 2021’s season was filmed Down Under in Byron Bay, following COVID restrictions.

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However, previous seasons were broadcast at the same time the contestants were in the villa, allowing for viewer participation.

This means the 2022 iteration will likely forego this element and see more in-villa decisions.

The OG UK series is also filmed in the popular holiday location.

Married at First Sight‘s Al Perkins Takes a Stab at Romance In Love Island Australia 2022

Larrikin Al certainly had no luck in love while he was wed to Samantha Moitzi on MAFS; however, it seems the 26-year-old is moving on to bigger and better things. E.g. Swapping out the Sydney dating scene for Spain!

As reported in the same episode of the So Dramatic! podcast, a source confirmed to host Megan Pustetto that Al has signed onto Nine’s hit dating series.

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Married at First Sight Australia 2022‘s, Al Perkins has joined Love Island Australia 2022. Source: Nine.

Adding more fuel to the fire, Al’s typically active Instagram page has been verrrrrry quiet, with no posts since August 23.

Bring on the Spanish shoeys!

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