Love Island could be shot in a UK villa this year due to #Covid-19
Be prepared for rain, lads.
And lots of it.
Love Island could be shot in a UK villa this year due to the current restrictions in place amid Covid-19.
The summer edition of the ITV reality dating show usually takes place in June and July, but the cancellations of many major events and restrictions around travel means that the series is likely to be pushed back to the end of the summer.
It also means that the cast and crew may be forced to shoot in a villa in the UK, as opposed to the usual setup up in Majorca, Spain.
A considerably different show, but listen, we'd still watch it.
A senior entertainment executive told Variety that a late-summer Love Island could potentially be on the cards due to the Covid-19 outbreak, but that the fate of the upcoming series is ultimately “in the hands of insurance companies.”
“At what point can you ask people who have never met to couple up and get into bed together without having a vaccine or proof you have immunity?” they said.
“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 immunised beforehand.'”
Production on Love Island usually begins around mid-May as the crew begin setting up the villa with camera rigs and mics.
It is believed that ITV have yet to sign off of any confirmed decisions for Love Island going forward, but a similar change is also being considered for other popular shows like I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, which is also filmed abroad.
Love Island reached peak popularity in summer 2019 when an average of 5.6 million viewers tuned into the show.
The first winter edition of the programme, which aired in January, was not as popular among audiences with an average of 3.96 million people tuning in over the course of six weeks.