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ITV Confirms 'Love Island' Will Return Next Summer With Bumper Series

Joanna Freedman

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ITV Confirms 'Love Island' Will Return Next Summer With Bumper Series

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ITV has confirmed that Love Island *will* be going ahead next year, after the 2020 season's axe.

The nation's favourite dating show was forced to take a hiatus amid the ongoing pandemic, due to obvious social distancing and travel restrictions.

And people have been watching Love Island: Australia instead - desperate to fill the void that the programme had left in their lives.

But the good news is that now the channel has confirmed that Love Island will start again next summer with a "bumper" series. Yaaaas.

The dating show is returning next summer (Credit: ITV)
The dating show is returning next summer (Credit: ITV)

In the announcement, ITV explained that another winter season would not air this year, but the summer edition would be bigger and better than ever, to make up for the two lost series'.

While we have no details on how exactly they are going to achieve this, one possibility is that the series could be longer than usual, while another is that they could be pulling in more Love Island contestants, or throwing in an extra twist.

They said: "It was unfortunate we couldn't bring you Love Island this summer, but Love Island Australia performed very well for us, reaching over a million viewers for the final.

"With a huge appetite for the show we've made three Love Island specials where we catch up with some of the best known former islanders from the past six years.

Prepare for more hilarious challenges and games (Credit: ITV)
Prepare for more hilarious challenges and games (Credit: ITV)

"We're also already planning a bumper series of Love Island for next summer."

We'll update you as soon as we know more.

The news comes after ITV recently treated us to a three day schedule packed full of hilarious throwback moments from over the years, and none other than Iain Stirling on hand to offer a voiceover.

Airing on the 15th July for three consecutive nights, the episodes were called Love Island: All the Dramz, Love Island: All the Feels and Love Island: All the Lols.


And they featured throwbacks of all the best and most explosive moments from previous years, from the time Kady McDermott and Scott Thomas came to blows following his date with Tina Stinnes in series two, to Olivia Attwood losing her patience at Chris Hughes as he raps around the villa.

Ah, good times.

You can catch those eps on ITV Player now.

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Love Island, ITV

Joanna Freedman
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