LOVE Island bosses have cut back the length of the summer series by two weeks.
Broadcast reports it will now run for six weeks instead of eight after the introduction of the winter series, which is also six weeks long.
Love Island bosses have cut back the length of the summer series by two weeks
When Love Island returned to screens in 2015 it ran for six weeks as did the 2016 edition, but with its popularity skyrocketing bosses upped it to eight weeks for 2017.
The latest series is still a huge draw for ITV2 but viewing figures aren’t as strong as the regular summer edition, which peaked at more than 3million.
On Monday night it pulled in just over 2million viewers, tying with Rio Ferdinand and wife Kate’s emotional Step Family documentary on the BBC.
Meanwhile in the latest Love Island teaser the contestants have a furious row as they’re confronted by the headlines written about them while in the villa.
Fans were devastated after The Sun Online revealed the much-loved Twitter challenge was cancelled.
But the drama is coming in stronger this year as the Islanders will be faced with the reactions of the press.
In the teaser, Shaughna reads out the headline: “Love Island’s BLANK branded ‘snake’ after his reaction to Shaughna being brutally dumped by Callum.”
She then says: “Some people just forget they’re mic’d and on a TV show.”
The headline is actually about Mike – and the reaction from the islanders is less than accepting.
Mike moans next to an upset looking Callum: “Shut up man, that’s not a game anymore, it’s taking the p***.”
This will likely cause trouble for Mike, who was previously labelled a “game player” by Shaughna.
Fans were disappointed when the brutal Online Buzz game – which forces islanders to guess who viewers are talking about in a series of savage tweets – was cancelled this year.
In the past it’s caused tears, fall outs and major drama – but this year it’s been scrapped from production.
Insiders told The Sun Online: “The Twitter challenge won’t be on this year’s series – it hasn’t been ditched for good, it’s just not happening on the winter season.”
Last year fans accused bosses of using fake tweetsto stir up drama between the Islanders.