For over two months now, COVID19 has taken a toll in almost all types of sector over the world and the film industry is no exception.
Numerous studios have been forced to put production works on pause. They are left with the choice of either canceling or postponing upcoming releases.
The upcoming season of Britain’s popular reality TV show Love Island has also been canceled because of the coronavirus. The director of Television at ITV, Kevin Lygo, made the announcement.
He then explained that there was simply no way the show could go ahead, given the current UK lockdown. The director further said that they had tried every way to launch Love Island this summer.
However, it’s just not possible to produce it. As of now, their priority is to safeguard the wellbeing of the whole crew. If not for the lockdown, the team would have been prepared already to travel out to the villa in Mallorca.
The director apologized to all of the people who were looking forward to the release of the TV show. In order to provide a little ease, he revealed when Love Island would return.
“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021.”
In the meantime, Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on distinct streaming platforms.
Love Island involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, living in isolation from the outside world in a villa in Mallorca, constantly under video surveillance.
The Islanders must couple up with another Islander, to survive. The reason doesn’t matter: whether it be for love, friendship or money. In the end, the overall winning couple receives £50,000.
The reality TV show Love Island has proved a huge rating success for ITV in recent years and has also spawned countless brand partnerships. This success has lead to an increase of applications for the series, making every year bigger than the previous one.
Love Island is available for stream on various streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime and CBS.
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