Love Island bosses plan to host reunion specials after the summer series was canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.
It is thought that some of the show’s best loved stars will meet again, but this time in the UK.
A source said The sun: ‘ITV was lashed out about pulling the plug on Love Island. It is one of their most popular shows and also a huge commercial success.
Good news! Love Island bosses plan to host reunion specials after the summer series was canceled during the corona virus pandemic, according to reports
“ It just wasn’t feasible to go to Mallorca to shoot in the villa, but this is a great way to get the show up in the air and give fans something to persuade them before it can properly return.
Hopefully the best-remembered names will agree to participate, because it would be great to see them do it a few years later after so much has happened in their lives.
“It can breathe new life into romantic feelings, but it can also just cause a lot of old fights, especially since there have been a lot of messy breakups and friendship changes.”
Paige Turley, Dani Dyer, Amber Gill, Olivia Attwood, Kem Cetinay, Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague are thought to be among the favorites to be featured at the reunion.
Reunited: It’s thought the show’s best-loved stars will meet again, but this time in the UK (photo Paige Turley)
MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.
It comes after ITV bosses pulled the plug on the summer show from the reality show, saying it was a logistical impossibility to protect “ the welfare of all involved ” amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
Fans were confident that the dating program, which would begin filming in June, will be “ stronger than ever in 2021. ”
Kevin Lygo, television director at ITV, said at the time, ‘We tried every way to make Love Island this summer, but logistically speaking, it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that secures the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.
‘Under normal circumstances we would prepare very quickly to travel to the location in Mallorca to prepare the villa, but that is clearly out of the question.
We’re very sorry for fans of the show, but securing it is our primary concern and Love Island will be stronger than ever in 2021. Meanwhile, Love Island fans can still enjoy all six Love Island series on BritBox. ‘
Canceled: It comes after ITV bosses pulled the plug on the summer show of the reality show, saying it was a logistical impossibility to protect ‘the welfare of all involved’ amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic (photo presenter Laura Whitmore )
Speaking: Love Island host Laura Whitmore weighed the cancellation and said it was the right thing to do
Hostess Laura Whitmore weighed in on the cancellation and said it was the right thing to do.
She tweeted, “As with many things due to travel restrictions, social distance and being unable to plan ahead, Love Island is being delayed until 2021.
Good news is that there are more registrations than any other series! Next year will become BIG. Stay safe.’
It has been alleged that ITV2 is struggling to get insurance to be filmed in Mallorca during the outbreak.
Initially, it was reported that bosses were considering asking the stars to isolate two weeks before filming begins this summer, but production was halted completely without insurance.
Tried to get it to work: Initially it was reported that bosses were considering isolating the stars two weeks before filming starts this summer, but without insurance, production could be stopped completely
ITV boss Kevin Lygo had also hinted that Love Island would be axed, as it could send the wrong signal to viewers in times of social distance.
During a virtual interview at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Kevin admitted that they are on a point of deciding whether to continue Love Island this year.
He said, “We are approaching when it is feasible? Will Mallorca open its doors? ‘
Abandoned villa: The Majorcan villa remains empty for several years after TV bosses have decided not to fly the participants away
Taking a break: ITV boss Kevin Lygo had previously hinted that Love Island would be dropped as it may send the wrong signal to viewers in a time of social distance
The channel boss added that they don’t want to send the wrong signal to viewers if the country is asked to stay home and stay at least two feet apart.
“What signal could it be if we put on a show where everyone is crammed together and talking about the rest of the world, and the rest of the world are told not to come near anyone in the park? he added.
Kevin added that they were considering moving the recordings for this year’s series to the UK from their usual spot in Mallorca.
He went on to reject reports that could be filmed in Cornwall saying it “wouldn’t be the same.”
Kevin also said there would be a “major commercial impact” if the series fell through.
Uh oh: it comes in response to reports that much of this year’s cast missed thousands of pounds on major cash deals during lockdown (Shaughna Phillips and Demi Jones, pictured)
Stand in: Laura took over the role of host from her friend Caroline Flack, who tragically lost her life in February
Love Island was last broadcast on screens at the beginning of this year when ITV2 had the show’s very first winter series commissioned by South Africa.
Laura took over the role of host from her friend Caroline Flack, who tragically committed suicide in February.
Shortly after the show aired that month, the global coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson forcing a lockdown on March 23.
Despite these concerns, the number of signups for the summer series is anything but fans hope the ITV2 dating show will return as potential islanders are at a record high.
Better luck next time! Love Island has been reported to have seen the highest number of applications to date this summer (winner of the Paige Turley winter series pictured)
According to The Sun, Love Island has received the highest number of applications to date, and show bosses are hoping to get new reality stars by holding virtual auditions.
An insider told the newspaper that the applications have exceeded 12,000 and claimed, “The applications have gone through the roof since closing. Never before have so many people signed up during this six-week period. ‘
They continued, “More than 70 percent of applications come from 18 to 28-year-olds, and the submitted videos are more creative than ever because people have more time.”
The insider suggested that as soon as Love Island’s summer series candidates shortlist in the coming weeks, they will be virtually interviewed by the team, with ITV hiring “ additional personnel ” to accommodate the high numbers.