Ariana Madix set to take over hosting duties on Love Island USA – as ex-host Sarah Hyland reveals she found out via a TEXT message: ‘I’m disappointed the news had to break this way’

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Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix is set to take over hosting duties from Sarah Hyland as the Love Island USA host, according to TMZ.

Sarah, 33, later confirmed herself that she is leaving her hosting gig, which she has held for the past two seasons, because of a new opportunity she is keen on pursuing. 

Sarah’s new opportunity was set to film at the same time as Love Island USA, which meant she couldn’t do both.

However, the actress revealed her ‘disappointment’ at the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday. 

‘Well, just got a text,’ she began  – hinting that she had found out via a text message. ‘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.’

‘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!’ she concluded.

Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix is set to take over hosting duties from Sarah Hyland as the Love Island USA host, according to TMZ

Sarah, 33, is reportedly leaving her hosting gig, which she has held for the past two seasons, because of a new opportunity she is keen on pursuing, per the outlet

Sarah, 33, is reportedly leaving her hosting gig, which she has held for the past two seasons, because of a new opportunity she is keen on pursuing, per the outlet

The outlet noted that the deal is not yet signed.

Ariana, 38, is a huge fan of the show, and appeared in a cameo role on season five of the show. 

Sarah, who starred on Modern Family, hosted the reality show for season four and season five, after she replaced Arielle Vandenberg, who hosted if for seasons one, two and three.

The show moved from CBS to Peacock, starting with season four. 

The show has not yet begun filming season six. 

The outlet reported that the official announcement will be released soon. 

The news comes after Ariana’s Broadway debut in Chicago, in the role of Roxie Hart.

She announced her role in December and played Roxie for eight weeks beginning in late January.

Her Broadway run was extended, with the star playing Roxie from March 24 until April 7.

Ariana became a household name on Vanderpump Rules, with the most reason season covering the fallout of her now ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval’s cheating scandal.

Ariana, 38, is a huge fan of the show, and appeared in a cameo role on season five of the show

Ariana, 38, is a huge fan of the show, and appeared in a cameo role on season five of the show

Sarah's new opportunity was set to film at the same time as Love Island USA, which meant she couldn't do both

Sarah’s new opportunity was set to film at the same time as Love Island USA, which meant she couldn’t do both

Sarah most recently enjoyed a trip to Disneyland with her best friend Vanessa Hudgens, who announced her pregnancy at the Oscars red carpet in mid-March

Sarah most recently enjoyed a trip to Disneyland with her best friend Vanessa Hudgens, who announced her pregnancy at the Oscars red carpet in mid-March

The stars have been friends for over 14 years; they first met at Coachella Festival

The stars have been friends for over 14 years; they first met at Coachella Festival

She appeared in Season 32 of Dancing With The Stars and has released a cocktail book called Single AF Cocktails, which became a New York Times Best Seller.

Sarah most recently enjoyed a trip to Disneyland with her best friend Vanessa Hudgens, who announced her pregnancy at the Oscars red carpet in mid-March. 

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