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Love Island USA reveals new host after Modern Family star quit

Love Island USA has revealed its new host, with Ariana Madix replacing Sarah Hyland.

The Modern Family star announced her exit earlier this week (March 28), but producers haven’t taken long to find a replacement as Madix steps into her shoes (via Deadline).

The star, perhaps best known for her role on Vanderpump Rules, will take the reins from the sixth season, which is expected to air later this year after filming concludes in Fiji.

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Hyland, who played Haley Dunphy on Modern Family, had hosted the last two seasons of the show but announced earlier this week that a scheduling conflict had contributed to her exit.

“Well, just got a text. I’m disappointed the news had to break this way, but it is in fact true that I will not be returning to the island this summer,” she said in a statement.

“I have committed to an exciting project that will be announced soon, that conflicts directly with the shooting dates for Love Island USA. While I’m sad I can’t return, I hope to see lots of love this summer on Peacock this upcoming season!”

Whilst the US version of the show has a new host, the UK iteration and its All Stars spin-off saw Maya Jama front the show. The latter show featured a plethora of iconic stars from past editions having another attempt at matchmaking.

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Molly Smith and Tom Clare won the series, though most of the drama seemed to revolve around Georgia Steel and her relationship with Toby Aromolaran. Georgia said she felt like she was treated differently to the boys on the show.

“It feels a bit wrong because the boys would be doing those things, but for a girl to get to know multiple people at the same time, it was so frowned upon,” she explained. “I feel that it’s double standards.”

Love Island USA airs on Peacock.

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