Sorry to be the bearers of bad news
If you’ve been looking forward to hearing the sweet sweet Love Island theme tune on your telly again this Summer, you might want to prepare yourself for this blow – it’s unlikely that it will be going ahead.
Due to coronavirus, the reality dating show may have to be put on hold, with the interests of cast and crew in mind.
A source has told OK! Magazine that the spread of COVID-19 would make it “near impossible” to go ahead now.
The show was just in the early stages of recruitment and casting before the pandemic hit, leading to the show having to shut down its work.
The source went on to say that there are many causes for concern surrounding the virus and the series, from how long social distancing will be kept in place, to the Spanish government and what their policy will be moving into the summer months.
“The problem with coronavirus is that we don’t know how long it is going to affect everything,” the source said.
“There are more coronavirus deaths in Spain than here in England, so it may not really be safe or advisable to fly people out there.”
“With the way that it’s going everywhere else in the world I wouldn’t rule out canceling the summer Love Island altogether.”
Dampening our spirits, even more, a further source also told The Sun On Sunday, that even if social distancing recommendations are lifted in the UK and Spain, the logistics of putting a show together in such a short amount of time is not in their favour.
“A huge amount of work goes into Love Island and to pull everything together in a very short space of time would be near impossible, the source said.
“Casting aside, they need to think about all the paperwork necessary, the show’s insurance and all the tests that cast members must undergo.
“All the signs are pointing towards the show not airing,”
Well, we can’t say we’re surprised really. At Least we got our 2020 fill with Winter Love Island then, eh?!