Is Summer Love Island Still Happening?

Many other shows are switching up their filming schedules amid the coronavirus pandemic.


by Bonnie McLaren |
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After the success of winter Love Island, it was expected that the usual summer series in Majorca would go ahead. That was, of course, before the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe. The virus has cancelled most mass gatherings for the foreseeable future, and it’s started to have an impact on our TV schedules, too. TOWIE has had to postpone filming, as well as The Voice’s final two episodes. And as these are both shows broadcast on ITV, it doesn't look all too promising for the next series.

In fact, The Sun reported last week that the summer series could be at risk of not happening. And the paper reported that insiders said that the team are taking the available guidance from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England and that the team will have a contingency plan if the virus is still around in June. Grazia has contacted ITV, who declined to comment.

Speaking to Grazia last week, the show’s current presenter Laura Whitmore said it was too early to start thinking about the next series, after previous presenter and close friend Caroline Flack took her own life. ‘I haven’t even thought about the next series to be honest,’ she explained over the phone to Grazia. 'I saw some stuff in the papers which isn't true. '

‘For a lot of people who worked on [Love Island], we all need a bit of time away from the show just to reflect and look after our own selves and self-care,’ she added. ‘It’s very soon to be talking about the summer at the moment because we just need time to ourselves.’

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