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Love Island 'axes' Casa Amor for All Stars series after huge show shake up

Love Island 'axes' Casa Amor for All Stars series after huge show shake up

The ITV2 dating series returned to our screens earlier this week

ITV producers certainly weren't joking when they warned Love Island fans they'd be dropping bombshells left, right and centre amid the new All Stars series.

Not long after the 12 former contestants dropped into the brand new South African love-shack, presenter Maya Jama revealed a plot twist that left viewers at home and the islanders themselves picking their jaws up off the floor.

That's because the first two 2024 bombshells strutted into the villa at the end of the first episode with the hope of causing chaos among the newly-formed couples.

But it wasn't the arrival of the bombshells that left fans of the dating show utterly flabbergasted - it was WHO they were.

The first villa alum to arrive was 2020 winter Love Island star Callum Jones - famed for meeting now-ex girlfriend Molly Smith on the show.

It looked as though the pair - who later shacked up together in their hometown of Manchester - were on the right track with their romance, having remained together for three years since their season came to an end.

But the star-studded couple shocked their fans last year by announcing they'd called time on their relationship.

Exes Callum and Molly entered the villa as bombshells.

So, you can imagine viewers' surprise when it was revealed that the second bombshell to drop into the All Stars villa was, in fact, Molly herself!

And in another shocking twist of fate, producers of the ITV2 show have reportedly revealed there won't be a Casa Amor interlude during the new star-studded series.

For those unfamiliar with this segment of the series, this notoriously dramatic week-long divide sees the boys and girls split up into two separate villas, where they're each joined by several brand new islanders.

Relationships are tested, lips are locks and hearts are shattered.

In fact, one of the biggest Casa Amor shockers was when Callum himself broke fellow islander Shaughna Phillips' heart on the winter series after falling in love with Casa Amor beauty (now ex and fellow bombshell) Molly.

The All Stars series kicked off this week.

I mean, who can forget Shaughna's iconic response?

"Congrats, hun." I still get chills

Other Casa Amor-induced splits include 2018's 'most loyal' star Georgia Steele, who unleashed hell onto former beau Josh Denzel when he returned to the villa with bombshell Kaz Crossley.

And a year later, viewers' hearts were shattered when Amber Gill was stood alone after remaining true to flame Michael Griffiths, who had chosen to recouple with Casa newbie Joanna Chimonides.

According to The Sun, however, this legendary regular segment of the show won't feature on the All Stars version.

Georgia Steele and Josh Denzel's post-Casa Amor face-off was one of the most dramatic moments in Love Island history.

"We aren’t doing Casa Amor this time," Love Island's executive producer Mike Spencer told the publication.

"But there may be another big twist at the halfway mark. I think we have got to be reactive."

The dating show boss allegedly believes producers have to be 'one step ahead' during this particular series, being that 'these islanders have done it before'.

Mike went on: "Not having Casa gives us a way to shake it up and bring in new islanders in different ways. We have four new single pull-down beds in the living room this time around, so make of that what you will!"

The fact that the 2024 series is significantly shorter than the regular instalments - being that it's only five weeks long, instead of eight - reportedly also inspired the decision to give Casa Amor the chop.

Casa Amor has reportedly been cancelled for All Stars.

"Casa Amor, as we know and love it, doesn’t really work for a five-week run because you need time to bed in, get to know each other, see if they are for you and if you want to switch it up," he explained.

And it looks as though viewers have been left heartbroken by the news that the infamous second villa won't feature this year.

"Someone just told me casa amor isn’t happening this year, please tell me this witch is playing tricks #loveisland," one viewer penned on X.

Another wrote: "The way we’ve been robbed of casa amor for this season."

Tyla has contacted ITV for comment.

Love Island: All Stars continues on ITVX and ITV2 at 9pm tonight.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Love Island, ITV, TV And Film, Celebrity