Grab your sunblock, cancel all of your summer plans and set your TV box to series record because ITV2’s Love Island is “in motion” for this summer, RadioTimes.com can exclusively reveal.
“Initial casting is already underway,” a source close to the show told me. They stress it’s still early days. So, while you should certainly keep your polka dot bikini nearby, signatures haven’t quite made it onto that all important dotted line.
Nevertheless, it seems show bosses are getting a head start, with those feelers already out for a new crop of sun and romance seekers. The show, a revamp of the 2005/2006 celebrity version, plonks singletons in a villa and – with the help of various games, dates and well-timed new arrivals – aims to match them up and break them up until there’s one winning doe-eyed duo left.
It’s no real surprise the series looks to be working its way back to our screens. It certainly proved fruitful for ITV2. During its run it was the number one show on the channel and at its highest, consolidated viewing figures saw it pull in 800,000 viewers. On average it enjoyed nightly viewing figures of half a million, which is well up on the average for that 9pm slot on the channel.
It seems the contestants are not the only ones looking for love…
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