LOVE Island will not air until summer 2021 because of the coronavirus crisis, HOAR can reveal.
ITV bosses have decided they will not air a winter version of the series, which was previously shot in South Africa and hosted by Laura Whitmore.
Instead, they are planning on showing an extended version of the summer series a year from now.
A source said: “ITV want Love Island to be a huge success so have decided to put all their energy into making next summer’s series a bumper run, and not trying to force a Winter version given the uncertainty in the television industry still at this point.
“January 2021 seems a long way off but the process would be starting imminently and with certain restrictions still in place they don’t want to approach anything half-baked.”
The channel have already confirmed that there would be no summer series this year, instead repeating the Australian version of the show which first aired in 2018, which begins on ITV2 tonight.
An ITV spokesman said: “Love Island UK will return bigger and better than ever with an extended run in summer 2021.”