Love Island is the must-watch show of the summer – but the future of this year’s series is in doubt as coronavirus still lingers over show production.
Rumours that the series could relocate to the UK for a year in order to combat the spread of coronavirus and travel abroad have been circulating.
Bookies have even started taking bets about where in the UK the show could be set – with Coral saying London is leading the way at evens, followed by Glasgow at 5-2.
However, according to Metro.co.uk sources connected to the show, that isn’t the case at all.
In fact, until the government lays out new guidelines on travel and filming, no plans are yet to have been set in stone.
‘Love Island going ahead in the UK this summer is just pure speculation,’ they said.
‘We don’t know what’s going on with the series, so while it could happen, it all comes down to the safety of everyone involved.
‘Until the government tells us what we can do, everything is up in the air.’
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2020 was originally set to be a major year for Love Island, who launched its first winter series in January, with the contestants being flown over to South Africa.
It was eventually won by Finn Tapp and Paige Turley, with Siannise Fudge and Luke Trotman coming in second.
Traditionally, the summer series is set in Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, who have had 1,800 cases and 164 deaths across the island chain as a whole.
However, the UK has been consistently seeing rising and, at the time of writing, the number of cases has risen past 129,000, with a loss of at least 17,000 lives.
New reports claim that number is inaccurate, and doesn’t include loss of lives in care homes and some care workers, bringing the total up to 40,000. The government have yet to give an update to this claim.
Love Island is available on catch-up on ITV Player.
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