As this year’s Love Island grips viewers with its nightly dose of sunshine and sizzling romance, bosses are planning to revamp the format to make two series a year.
The villa gives ITV2 viewers the drama in the sun they need and the show is hugely missed during the winter months.
However, a source has revealed that bosses are planning a winter version of the show hoping to draw in even more viewers wanting to escape the cold outside.
What’s more, contestants will have to travel to the opposite end of the world to get there with South Africa set to be used as the sunny destination.
Winter Love Island makes sense
Source to The Sun
There is a big gap in the market after Survival of the Fittest being axed after just one season as fans did not take to the show’s format of physical challenges.
Also, with the loss of Celebrity Big Brother there is an even greater hole.
A source told The Sun: “After the flop of Survival of the Fittest producers want to keep the format simple and mop up the gaping hole Celebrity Big Brother left reality TV hungry audiences.
“Winter Love Island makes sense as fans adore the drama and love triangles and everyone wants to enjoy a bit of sun on screens in the cold winter months.
“It’s still in the very early stages and casting isn’t even close, but producers at ITV Studios and crew are definitely gearing up for it.”
Love Island has seen a welcome boost in viewers with a 16 percent rise in viewers for the first episode of this year’s contest.
Meanwhile, in tonight’s episode Amber Gill and Michael Griffiths had to sleep on a sofa after a huge gaffe made by the show.
Amber and Michael drew the short straw as they ended up sleeping on the sofas, although they were one of the established couples.
With the arrival of the new boys, voiceover presenter Iain Stirling, 31, explained: “The new arrivals mean there wasn’t enough beds.
“We ordered one online, but it came during the recoupling. Typical. We’ll have to go down the depo in the morning,” the presenter quipped.
Following the reveal of the unfortunate blunder, Iain continued: “In the meantime, there’s a bed rota, and Amber and Michael are sleeping on the sofa tonight.”
In another twist, the Islanders had to choose which couple they thought was the least compatible in the villa.
They gave Joe Garratt and Lucie Donlan, and Anton Danyluk and Elma Pazar the most votes as the least compatible on the show.
However, fans decided they wanted Lucie and Anton to stay and for Joe to go.
One Twitter fan said: “Voted for Anton and Lucie [to stay] #LoveIsland.”
While another added: “Joe after finding out he’s gonna have to leave Lucie tomorrow #LoveIsland.”
Love Island 2019 continues tomorrow night at 9pm on ITV2.
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