Apparently, the plans for Love Island Ireland have been cancelled 1 month ago

Apparently, the plans for Love Island Ireland have been cancelled

It's almost that time of year again.

Love Island 2019 is just a few months away and we couldn't be more excited.

Last year, the ITV2 show took over basically our whole summer. There were eight long weeks filled with countless conversations about recoupling, kicking off, getting mugged off, and not putting all of your eggs in one basket - and we absolutely loved it.

And while we briefly wondered if we had reached peak Love Island, let's face it - we'll all be just as eager to catch up with villa life once the series begins this summer.

Then, we heard the news that a Love Island Ireland could be on the cards, which sounded pretty intriguing.

However, according to Extra.ie, the plans have now been scrapped - with a TV source claiming the decision was made due to the production costs.

They said:

"It was a great idea but there is just no way of doing a low-budget version of the show.

"Virgin Media and TV3 enjoyed success with Irish versions of Gogglebox, The Apprentice, Come Dine With Me and Masterchef so it seemed appropriate to investigate an Irish Love Island.

"The problem is that you have to film it over a couple of months in Mallorca and the cost is extremely high.

"When you have Irish budgets it just becomes prohibitive.

"You have to go to Spain and film it there; it’s not like you could ship the contestants off to the Aran Islands for the duration of the show.

"There are smaller villas like in the Australian version which could bring the cost down, but not enough for Irish budgets."

Love Island 2019 is due to be kicking off in late May or early June.

And while an exact release date hasn't been set yet, there are plenty of rumours about who will be heading into the villa - you can read more about that here.