There was a lot of love for Eoghan McDermott's Love Island Australia voiceover from Aussie viewers
Love Island Australia kicked off on 3e last night and there was a lone Irish accent among the Aussies as our very own Eoghan McDermott provided the voiceover.
Given Scottish comedian Iain Stirling has proven such a massive hit on the UK version (for some he's the best thing about it), Eoghan has a very tough act to follow, something about which he was acutely aware.
Speaking to the Sunday Independent recently, he told Barry Egan, "The voice-over is such a huge part of the reason the show is a success in the UK. It sets the tone and narrative for the show and contestants. So it’s a big responsibility.”
Last night, before the first episode aired to Irish viewers, he took to Twitter to preempt any potential unfavourable comparisons with Iain.
"So #LoveIsland Australia kicks off in Ireland tonight on 3e and I'm on narrator duty! After a soft start it explodes into high drama, stay with! It also defo takes me a week or so to find the tone & everyone is used to Iain's brilliance, no need to tell me! Enjoy #loveislandau" he wrote.
He need not have worried. Several people who had watched the show when it aired on Channel 9 in Oz earlier this year replied with messages of support.
Your narrations were absolutely hilarious, you had me in tears 😂😂— denise 🎶 (@den7seven) July 23, 2018
Moooooooooooon... You were fantastic and hilarious!— Api❤️ (@its_api) July 24, 2018
It seems Eoghan's narration went down a storm with the Aussies back in May and June. He even made a cameo at the final, much to the joy of viewers, some of whom took quite a fancy to him...
Hola Eoghan! Keep up the good work, you were fantastic last night! #LoveIslandAU— Amy Croffey (@AmyCroffey) May 28, 2018
Eoghan WITH A G!!! @eoghanmcdermo you are (hold your head) the best narrator a show has ever seen! Let me know when you start doing documentaries, maybe even wedding videos?— Nelly (@Neila4) July 5, 2018
*goes back to catching up on #loveislandAU
Hahahaha is that the voice over guy??? He's hot omg lmao... #LoveIslandAU— JS (@nicejanice19) July 5, 2018
Irish voice over guy is hella cuuuute 😍 #loveislandau— the wallet inspector (@bree____xoxo) July 5, 2018
Highlight of the finale:— Alexis ✨ (@agwilkinss) July 5, 2018
Narrator/voice over guy’s cameo!#LoveislandAU
The best part of #LoveIslandAu has to definitely be the voice over guy & his love for the “mooooon “ 🌑🌚— Steph (@stephh__x) July 5, 2018
Voice over guy, Australia will miss you. Actually you were the best part of the show #LoveIslandAU— Ali (@mcali187) July 5, 2018
VOICE-OVER GUY WE LOVE YOU.— Jayne Balke (@Jayneymoo) July 5, 2018
Roll on episode two tonight on 3e at 10.05pm (after you've had your daily hit of the UK version from 9pm).