ITV2 announce new show Survival of the Fittest – and it’s basically Love Island

This is sounding a bit muggy to us

ITV2 announce new show from makers of Love Island

Now where have we seen this before?


Young, hot singletons in the sunshine being put through a series of tests, followed by “romantic dates”, in a bid to win a big cash prize.

Yep, it sounds as if ITV2 haven’t strayed too far from the winning formula of this year’s break-out reality hit Love Island, as they unveil Survival of the Fittest, set for winter next year (just in time to warm us up again after we leave the villa).

Filmed in South Africa rather than Mallorca , the show will see boys and girls in “the ultimate battle of the sexes” as they take on mental and physical challenges to try to win money.

They’ll also go on those aforementioned dates which “will test their loyalties to the limit” as viewers are given the power over who stays and who leaves the show. Are we sure this is a different programme?

Paul Mortimer, Head of ITV’s Digital Channels and Acquisitions, said: “ITV2’s younger audience will no doubt relish the escapism this immersive physical game show from sunny South Africa will provide next winter. Like Love Island before it, this series’ nightly mixture of fun challenges and burgeoning relationships ought to be must see.”


Hmm, we’ll be the judge of that Paul Mortimer. At the moment it’s all sounding a bit muggy to us…