The famous 'fire pit' around which much of the Love Island night time action takes place, is in fact an Urban Fires 'Astra' polished concrete gas-powered firebowl.
We were asked to provide and install our gas firebowl by ITV2 in 2016 and it has been in use on the island of Mallorca ever since. We also supplied a biothenal-powered firebowl for the secondary villa, Casa Mora, during 2018.
Now, we're pleased to announce that we installed another Astra firebowl in time for the winter series, which is being filmed during January 2020 in South Africa.
Love Island is many viewers' 'guilty pleasure'. A recent survey showed the importance of ITV2’s hit dating show to the broadcaster. The 2018 series final, watched by 4.45m viewers, was the most popular multi-channel programme of the year.
Love Island and I’m a Celebrity...were the only non-World Cup shows to make the top 10 programmes most watched by 16-24 year-olds.
In 2019, the nation once again tuned in to Love Island in their millions, but what is behind the country's obsession with this summer series? When the reality TV show landed in 2015, no one could predict how popular a show focusing on men and women parading around in their swimwear and coupling up with each other could become.
Fast forward four years and Love Island has broken records, with six million viewers tuning in to the latest series, a winter series in South Africa on the way and eleven other countries have jumped on the bandwagon - a US version being the latest country to cash in on the success.
But beyond the commerce, perhaps its most valuable offering to viewers is the chance to be a part of something. If you would like to join in the fun of a firepit maybe it's time to call us at Urban Fires?
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