Love Island Series Seven Is Officially Cancelled Until 2021

"Next year is going to be BIG."

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Only yesterday there was still speculation over whether the summer series of Love Island would go ahead. The team of producers behind the hit show have been reportedly ‘working around the clock’ to try and make the series work, including interviewing potential contestants via Zoom and looking at alternative locations for filming.

Unfortunately Love Island bosses have announced today that the show is officially cancelled for 2020. In a statement from ITV they shared that series 7 is moving to 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Director of Television at ITV, Kevin Lygo has said;  “We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.”

 

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“In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.”

“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021. In the meantime Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox,” he added.

 

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We loved seeing Bray native, Laura Whitmore hosting this year’s show, and given the sad circumstances surrounding last season, we were excited to see her come into her own with the new series. She also shared a statement on Twitter;

“Like with a lot of things because of restrictions with travel, social distancing and unable to plan ahead, Love Island is postponed until 2021. Great news is that there have been more applications then any other series! Next year is going to be BIG.”

This decision does not come as a surprise, and although we are sad not to have a new season hit screens this summer, it is definitely the safest thing to do.

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