TV Guide: Love Island grand finale on Channel Nine and 9Now

Love Island

• At stake is $50,000 in prize money

After skipping a season in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, then being pushed back a week from its original 2021 start date due to the Byron Shire mayor attempting to rescind filming approval, Love Island Australia season three is wrapping up in the grand finale airing November 24th from 9:30pm on Channel Nine and 9Now.

The final three couples vying for the prize are Aaron and Jess, Mitch and Tina, and Chris and Zoe.

In the finale, the couples will face the friends and family session before host Sophie Monk announces the couple that Australia has voted for as the winner. At stake is $50,000 in prize money, but that’s not all – There is the option for each partner to decide whether they keep the entire amount for themselves, or split it 50/50.

According to Sportsbet, Mitch and Tina sat as almost unbackable favourites at $1.10 before drifting out to $3 after the apparent unbreakable romance of Zoe and Chris pushed their price into $1.35 after being as long as $17 with the bookmaker.

Punters reckon they can see through the fake love façade of Jess and Aaron who sit as the most unlikely to take home the $50,000 grand prize, priced at $6 with Sportsbet.

Earlier this year, Mediaweek spoke to Nine’s head of content, production, and development, Adrian Swift about what they look for in the Islanders

“One thing you learn very quickly when you’re casting these sort of shows is that the people have got to have a bit extra, there’s always got to be that thing about them,” he said. “That thing can be anything from an obsession with Star Wars, to a slightly skewed opinion of themselves. 

“There are some really interesting people this year, they’re just people whose stories are inherently interesting. The great death of television is casting people on their backstory, you cast people on who they are going in and not what they’ll offer when they’re there. This year we’ve got people with good backstories, but who we know once they’re in there will give the audience content.”.

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Love Island Australia is produced by ITV Studios Australia for Channel Nine with assistance from Screen NSW’s Made In NSW Fund.

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