Here at Grazia, we're massive - and we mean massive - fans of Love Island. And we couldn't have been happier when we learned last year that we were going to be getting not one, but two series of Love Island in 2020. But will that still be the case now that coronavirus changed our way of live?
Is the summer series of Love Island happening this year?
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 had an impact on our TV schedules cancelling filming from everything to TOWIE, The Apprentice and EastEnders.
In the spring, The Sun reported last week that the summer series could be at risk of not happening. 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. At the time, Grazia contacted ITV, who declined to comment, but it was soon cleared up: the series was indeed cancelled. The contingency plan? ITV2 announced repeats of the Australian version of the show, hosted by Sophie Monk.
What about the winter series of Love Island?
You might not be happy to hear this, but we won't be getting that either. Producers have cancelled the winter series, but insiders insist that the summer 2021 series is still very much on the agenda. Phew.
Can you still apply for Love Island?
Not currently. You're going to have to keep your eyes peeled. If only we were in that villa right now.