'Love Island' 2020 postponed.

'Love Island' 2020 postponed.

05-05-2020Love Island

ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo, has announced that there will be no ‘Love Island’ series this year.

Producers have binned plans to move the reality series to the UK and Kevin Lygo told a virtual panel for the Edinburgh Television Festival that coronavirus restrictions in Spain made it impossible to travel to Majorca.

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. In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Majorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question,” said Lygo.

Show host, Laura Whitmore, took to Twitter after the announcement was made.

The shows ratings have gone through the roof with more than 6 million viewers tuning in to watch ‘Love Island’ last summer. The programme shows all the ups and downs of a bunch of contestants looking for love at a villa in Spain. There’s also a cool 56,000 euros in prize money up for grabs.

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Palmadave / Hace about 1 year

@John. Are you really saying that the Mallorca economy is part reliant on allowing the Islands reputation to be dragged down to level of the minute number of people who produce this kind of obcene rubbish? 13.6 million tourists visited Balearics in 2019 (MDB figure). I think we will manage without the film makers imput.

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Yogi / Hace about 1 year

Never watched this but lots do, and it will only serve to reinforce a perception that Mallorca is closed for the summer!

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John / Hace about 1 year

@Phil Nice comment - never mind the amount of money the show brings to the local economy. Hundreds of crew saying in hotels, money to car hire firms, local hotels and restaurants etc supported. The local town where it is filmed supported too. And never mind about the local job it supports. How inconsiderate of you

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Phil / Hace about 1 year

Finally some good news!

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