Love Island’s 2020 Winter Series Has Been Cancelled By ITV
Love Island’s 2020 winter series has been cancelled by ITV, meaning the reality show will not return to screens until summer 2021.
The winter version of the series, which aired for the first time last year and was shot in South Africa, will not go ahead because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Sun.
To make up for its absence, the next series of Love Island will have an extended run beyond the usual eight weeks.
An ITV spokesman said: “Love Island UK will return bigger and better than ever with an extended run in summer 2021.”
ITV had already announced there would be no summer series this year, instead repeating the 2018 Australian version of the show.
Laura Whitmore is expected to stay on as the host of the UK series when it returns.
Love Island is one of many shows that has been cancelled or halted production due to coronavirus.
It is still unknown whether Strictly Come Dancing will air this year. Former judge Arlene Phillips recently said the show would need to strip back production to return in 2020.