Love Island: Laura Whitmore confirms that the show WILL return in the summer after the death of Caroline Flack
Laura Whitmore has confirmed that Love Island will return to screens in the summer, after speculation about the future of the show in the light of Caroline Flack’s death.
Earlier it was reported that bosses of the ITV2 show were locked up in crisis talks in the days following Flack’s shocking suicide on February 15, while they discussed whether they would continue with the series or bite completely.
But during the live final of the show of the first winter series ever on Sunday evening, Laura confirmed to the viewers that the team was looking for new recruits, as she said: “Love Island will be back in Mallorca this summer – go to the website for audit data. “
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Recurring: Laura Whitmore has confirmed that Love Island will return to screens in the summer, after speculation about the future of the show in the light of the death of Caroline Flack
Host Caroline, 40, was previously found dead in her home in East London before the 15 February episode was broadcast, forcing bosses to cancel the broadcast both on that day and on the 16th.
Executives were then said to be working on developing a final plan for dealing with the future assessments of Juggernaut.
Mark Di Stefano of Financial Times went to Twitter last Sunday to report that bosses at ITV were locked up in meetings to discuss how best to respond to the tragic death of the TV personality.
Winners: After a two-day break, the bosses continued to broadcast the remaining episodes of the season, with Paige Turley and Finn Tapp crowning the final winners on Sunday evening
Second place: favorites Siânnise Fudge and Luke Trotman were second in the series
He wrote: ‘ITV execs and program makers are now coming together to discuss how to respond to Caroline Flack’s death. Told to expect more information this afternoon about tonight’s Love Island episode and the long term. “
MailOnline also learned that show participants were only informed by show managers of Flack’s tragic death until the hours preceding Sunday’s final.
After a two-day break, the bosses continued to broadcast the remaining episodes of the season, with Paige Turley and Finn Tapp being the victors on Sunday evening, followed by second place Siânnise Fudge and Luke Trotman.
The participants are the first to participate in the winter series of the South Africa show, which was presented by Whitmore after Flack resigned after her arrest on suspicion of mistreatment of her friend Lewis Burton, 27.
Her next judicial date with regard to the charges was scheduled for March 4.
Tragic: Flack, pictured in 2018, tragically took her own life in her house in East London, while the friend who was staying with her “came to the shops”
Flack tragically took her own life in her home in North London, while the girlfriend who was staying with her “came to the shops.”
It only came a few hours after she found out that she would be on trial next month, despite Mr. Burton’s assertion that he wanted to drop the charges.
A source from Love Island said last week that MailOnline was ‘business as usual’ at the villa, with the participants completely unaware that the former host took her own life.
A spokesperson for the show said Saturday, “Everyone on Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news.”
The 40-year-old is the third person involved in the hit series to kill himself.
Sophie Gradon was found dead in 2018 at the age of 32, while the body of Mike Thalassitis, 26, was discovered near his home in 2019.
Retired: Flack resigned after her arrest on suspicion of assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27. In the photo together in October 2019
On Sunday the hashtag #cancelloveisland was trending on Twitter, with several calls to get the program off the air because The Jeremy Kyle Show was following the death of a guest.
Another Flack show recorded for Channel 4, The Surjury, has been canceled as a sign of respect.
The new series, which was set up to see participants under the knife if they were given a thumbs-up by a 12-person jury, was broadcast later in 2020.
A spokesperson for Channel 4 said Subway: ‘We are shocked and sad to hear the tragic news about Caroline Flack.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to Caroline’s family and friends. Under the given circumstances, we have decided not to broadcast The Surjury. ”
Court: the star’s next orbit was scheduled for March 4. Shown at the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London on December 23, 2019
ITV and Love Island producers have already been examined for instigating that decision, with many wondering what support they gave her.
Reality shows have been warned by Ofcom that they have a duty of care towards their stars.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who spoke about Sky News Sophy Ridge on Sunday, repeated the TV regulator and said that “the duty of care should be considered” about Flack’s death.
But he warned: ‘It is clear that people who make these programs have a duty of care, not only for participants, but also for presenters.
‘But I don’t want to draw conclusions too quickly. We know that there were circumstances here. ”
Pal: Participants are the first to participate in the winter series of the South Africa show, which was presented by Laura Whitmore after Flack stepped down. Shown in January 2019
The former presenter has been described by friends as a feeling ‘alone’ and that she ‘couldn’t see a way out’.
They claim that she struggled with her mental health and used antidepressants before her death.
One of Flack’s latest Twitter likes was a post-suicide prevention post-Christmas that read: “For many people, this is a difficult time of the year.
‘Suicide Hotline 116 123 (Samaritans) A simple copy and paste can save a person’s life. If you are struggling, please talk to someone. XXX ‘
MailOnline has contacted ITV for comments.
If you are struck by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
Fight: Friends of the 40-year-old TV personality claim she was struggling with her mental health and taking antidepressants before her death