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Meet Your Host for American Love Island, Comedian Arielle Vandenberg

The actress and social media star will preside over the madness this summer

Liam Mathews

CBS' Love Island, the American edition of the British reality hit, has found its version of beloved host Caroline Flack in Arielle Vandenberg, an actress and comedian who's been on Greek and How I Met Your Mother but is best known as a social media star, especially for her comedy on the now-defunct video platform Vine.

"As a huge fan of the show, I can't tell you how excited I am to be hosting Love Island this summer. I'm here for it all... the love, the relationships, the re-coupling... bring it on," Vandenberg said in a statement. "I feel so honored to be at the head of the table watching it all go down!"

The Love Island season starts with a group of singles, known as "Islanders," arriving at a villa in Fiji. From there, they have to couple up or get booted off the island, and coupling ceremonies happen every few days as new Islanders arrive. Relationships form, hearts get broken, and drama and comedy abound. And in addition to the relationship part, Islanders have to win over viewers, who at the end will choose the couple that takes home the cash prize at the end of the summer.

​Arielle Vandenberg, Love Island

Arielle Vandenberg, Love Island

Timothy Kuratek/CBS Entertainment

Love Island premieres Tuesday, July 9, with a special 90-minute episode, and new one-hour episodes will air every weeknight after that until the finale on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Love Island premieres Tuesday, July 9 at 8/7c on CBS. It will be available to stream on CBS All Access.

The original Love Island is available to stream on Hulu.

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