When we found out summer Love Island was being cancelled, we were very much hoping that the winter 2021 series would still be going ahead, because a seven month wait for the series sounds so much better than an entire year's wait for the series.
But, sadly, it looks like the winter 2021 series is also being scrapped, meaning Love Island won't be back until this time next year.
However, it's not all bad news as the next summer series is apparently going to be even longer than usual.
"Love Island UK will return bigger and better than ever with an extended run in summer 2021," an ITV spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, a source revealed some details surrounding the decision, telling The Sun: "ITV want Love Island to be a huge success so have decided to put all their energy into making next summer's series a bumper run, and not trying to force a winter version given the uncertainty in the television industry still at this point."
They added: "January 2021 seems a long way off but the process would be starting imminently and with certain restrictions still in place they don’t want to approach anything half-baked."
Early last month show bosses confirmed the summer series wouldn't be going ahead due to coronavirus. Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV, said producers had tried to come up with ways of making it work in the current climate, but it wasn't possible for it to safely go ahead.
Instead, the channel will be airing the first season of the Australian version, which kicks off tonight.
"Bring on the Bombshells, the Bromances and a little bit of Naughty Naughty! It’s the Love Island you love, just with a different accent. Bring it on!" ITV2 announced, and we're very much sold - even if it is a re-run of a previous season.
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