Love Island to ‘return this summer with Gogglebox-style spin-off as stars react to iconic episodes’

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LOVE Island will return this summer with a Gogglebox-style spin-off, it has been reported.

A new series of the ITV2 dating show will see some of the best-loved contestants return to our screens to react to some of the most iconic episodes from their sofas.

The spin-off will film some of our favourite stars from their sofas

Megan Barton-Hanson, Amber Gill, and Olivia Attwood are among the names producers are keen to secure, with the news coming after ITV boss Kevin Lygo admitted that it’s not logistically possible to film a new series this summer.

A TV insider said: “It’s going to be a lovely trip down memory lane for the contestants.

“They’ll be watching some of their best – and worst – moments. Seeing their reactions will be priceless.”

The source added to Daily Star Sunday: “It will also be a chance for viewers to see how the contestants have changed since their time on Love Island.”

Producers are keen to book last year’s winner Amber Gill

Olivia Attwood could also be returning to our screens

The show is possible to film during lockdown as it will follow a similar format to Channel 4’s Gogglebox, with the stars being filmed in their homes while minimal production staff adhere to social distancing rules.

Earlier this month, HOAR Online confirmed that Love Island has been cancelled this summer – for the first time since it was revived in 2015.

The decision to pull the plug came after bosses admitted they could not guarantee the safety of the contestants amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The good news comes after the summer series was cancelled

The cast will react to the show’s most jaw-dropping moments

Bosses had looked at a number of ways they could try and continue with filming, including testing the contestants for coronavirus and moving the dates to later in the year.

However, crisis talks proved that the show just wouldn’t be viable – leaving fans devastated.

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of over 34,000 people across the UK, with government guidelines in place as a response to the deadly disease grounding TV production in recent months.

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that soaps will begin filming again in June, but any progress for dramas and reality shows is yet to be announced.

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