News 18 April 2020

‘Love Island’ might have to start filming in the UK

18 April 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has thrown a spanner in works of several planned events including festivals, sports and more. Now it is being reported by Variety that ITV 2’s flagship television show Love Island is the latest thing to undergo major disruption and change.

With no knowledge yet of when lockdown will end along with social distancing and current travel restrictions, ITV are finding ways to still keep shows like Love Island and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here on air this year.

Variety have said that plans for Love Island’s usual June/July start date are now “virtually impossible given the production lockdown driven by the global pandemic.”

Instead, ITV are hoping that Love Island will return to our screens in September following this year’s first ever Winter edition.

The industry magazine have also suggested that I’m a Celebrity and Love Island may move from their respective locations in Australia and Spain to remote places in the UK.

This would mean that for the first time ever, Love Island would take place on home shores.

An entertainment executive said in an interview with Variety, “There are going to be myriad, complex conversations going on. It’s all down to whether you get insurance. Can you insure the show, and will insurance firms say, ‘We need to see that everyone is vaccinated or immunized beforehand.”