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ITV axes this year’s Love Island

ITV axes this year’s Love Island

Author: Rafi Benady | Monday 4th May 2020

ITV axes this year’s Love Island Photograph

ITV announced today that series seven of the much-loved reality TV show will move to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of Television at ITV Kevin Lygo said: "We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it's just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.

Mr Lygo added: “In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.

“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021.

“In the meantime Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox.”

This comes just months after the first winter edition of the show was aired.