Love Island narrator Iain Stirling lands new job as voice of American version of show as TV bosses promise series will be ‘steamier’ with ‘naughtier games and sexier challenges’
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Love Island narrator Iain Stirling is set to break America after signing up as the voice of the US version of the series.
The comedian, 34, who is married to host of the UK version Laura Whitmore, 37, has lent his voice and distinctive Scottish accent to the ITV2 show since its launch in 2015.
But he is now due to narrate the US version which airs on Peacock, replacing Matthew Hoffman.
Stateside opportunity: Love Island narrator Iain Stirling is set to break America after signing up as the voice of the US version of the series (pictured in November)
Iain said: ‘So get your suncream, your shades and your Google Translate ready because I’m on my way.’
Jenny Groom, NBC’s unscripted entertainment executive, said: ‘The moment the decision was made to bring an all-new version of Love Island to Peacock, we knew we had to get Iain on board.
‘Iain embodies everything fans love about the show – humour, irreverence and cheeky fun. Love Island would not be the same without him.’
Talented: The comedian has lent his voice and distinctive Scottish accent to the ITV2 show since its launch in 2015 (pictured October 2020)
The revamped US version, which is filmed on the Californian coast and launches on July 19, will be ‘steamier’ with ‘naughtier games and sexier challenges’.
It comes after Iain admitted he’s scared to open his mouth in public because fans instantly recognise his voice.
The telly star says his face is not known enough for people to be sure who he is but when fans hear him talk they keep asking him to do voice notes for them.
Former stand-up comic Iain said he noticed it as soon as he started doing Love Island in 2015.
He said: ‘The weird adjustment is not necessarily my face, but my voice became well-known.
Coupled-up: Iain, who is married to host of the UK version Laura Whitmore, 37, said: ‘So get your suncream, your shades and your Google Translate ready because I’m on my way’ (pictured in November)
‘I’d go from like having 30 people come to see me do stand-up to like people asking me to do voice notes on the Tube.
‘It was sort of like that overnight thing where you’re like, “This is mad.”
‘There was no slow build as the show got big. It was like the show got big, I came home, I can no longer take a phone call on the train.’
He said of his voice on the Distraction Pieces podcast: ‘It’s the thing that confirms it in people’s heads.
‘I’ll be on a train sat next to someone and then the minute they go, “Would you like a drink?”
‘”Yeah, a coffee please” – and the person next to me goes, “I f****g knew it was you.”
‘If I feel in a bad mood I’ll put on a Scouse accent or something.’
Love Island airs tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
‘Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
‘I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
‘I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
‘There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Remi Lambert
Who is their type on paper? ‘Now it’s time to find something more serious. I usually meet girls out and about on a night out.
‘If I see a girl I like, I’ll just go over without hesitation and sometimes I meet girls through Instagram.’
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