Love Island “will return this summer as a Gogglebox-style spin-off series with former contestants watching classic moments from the hit show”
Love Island is set to return to ITV this summer with a Gogglebox-style spinoff according to reports.
This year’s edition of the hit dating show was recently canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but ITV bosses are now planning a spinoff series to fill the void.
An insider told the Daily Star Sunday, “This news will delight the millions of Love Island fans. This means that they will always have their dose this summer.
Back on our screens: Love Island will return this summer in the form of a Gogglebox-style series with competing forers commenting on the emblematic moments of the show
The spin-off series will use a Gogglebox-style format, with former contestants watching and commenting on some of the show’s most iconic moments.
The source said, “It will be a great trip to the past for the competitors. They will watch some of their best – and worst – moments. Seeing their reactions will be invaluable.
“It will also be an opportunity for viewers to see how the candidates have changed since their visit to Love Island. “
Pending: It was recently announced that the successful show, recently hosted by Laura Whitmore, would not take place this summer due to a coronavirus
The show’s producers hope to recruit some of the biggest stars from the past, including Megan Barton-Hanson, Olivia Attwood and Amber Gill.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo recently admitted that the broadcaster did everything he could to broadcast Love Island.
But he explained that the coronavirus crisis did not allow the series to be staged in its normal format this summer.
The bosses hope to see the return of the show’s biggest stars for the spin-off, like Megan Barton-Hanson
He said, “We have tried in every way to make Love Island this summer, but logistically it is simply not possible to produce it in a way that preserves the well-being of all people. involved and that is our priority.
“Under normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to go to Mallorca to prepare the villa, but it is clearly out of the question now.
“We are sorry for the fans of the series, but doing it safely is our main concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021.”
MailOnline contacted ITV for a comment.