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Louis Theroux’s New Documentary Clashes With ‘Winter Love Island’

Louis Theroux’s New Documentary Clashes With ‘Winter Love Island’

This is quite literally a disaster.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Fans of both Louis Theroux and Love Island are set for a real dilemma this weekend, as both brand spanking new programmes are set to air at the same time. Eeeek.

Yep, we've been waiting for what feels like an age for a new Louis doc to hit screens, and now it's landing at the same time as the return of everyone's favourite dating series. Decisions, decisions.

Airing on BBC Two next Sunday at 9pm, the documentary, named Louis Theroux: Selling Sex is set to be a "challenging and complex film about the modern face of one of the oldest taboos".

Meanwhile, ITV's Love Island begins at exactly the same time, and will see a group of young, hot singletons take residence in a brand new South African villa for a winter of flirting and love games.

They're very different vibes, to say the least.

Louis Theroux's new documentary will look at sex workers in the UK (

In Louis' show, viewers will see him meet three women and explore the paths that have lead each of them into the world of sex work in the UK.

The BBC teases: "The exchange of sex for money is legal in Britain, so long as it doesn't involve coercion, exploitation, or any kind of public nuisance.

"Now, fuelled by websites and social media, a new economy has emerged - bringing a world of transactional sex to people who might have never previously considered it."

Sounds super interesting.

Winter Love Island will once again focus around singletons searching for love (

However, it goes without saying that Love Island will also be an unmissable watch, albeit for slightly less serious reasons.

We'll get to see just what this new Winter format is all about, be given our first glimpse of the new South African villa and, of course, witness Laura Whitmore's debut as presenter in place of Caroline Flack.

While we will undoubtedly be binge-watching both shows in one evening (thank you, catch up TV), the unenviable choice between the King Of Documentaries and a first look at the new dating show will undoubtedly cause arguments in households up and down the country.

We just thought we'd give you a heads up...

Featured Image Credit: BBC/ ITV

Topics: BBC, Winter Love Island, louis theroux, Love Island, ITV