Love Island winter series 'replaced with All Stars show'
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ITV could be shaking up the next winter series of Love Island.
Fear not if you've been sucked back into the drama of the reality dating show this summer season, have become a die-hard fan again and are now panicking you won't get your fix in winter - the channel isn't axing the winter season completely.
However, with the second winter Love Island earlier this year being branded the 'worst season ever,' it's not a massive surprise ITV could be making some pretty major changes to the programme when it returns to our screens in the New Year in 2024.
This isn't the first time a winter series of Love Island has hit headlines.
The winter version first took to our screens in 2020 but then didn't return until earlier this year in 2023 when Maya Jama had taken over from Laura Whitmore as the show's presenter.
ITV bosses hoped Jama would help boost the show's ratings, but unfortunately fans continued to prefer the summer season.
A 'TV insider' told the Mail Online: "Viewers just aren't interested in watching the show twice a year.
"It will be replaced by a brand new All Stars series, which will feature former Islanders who are still looking for love.
"In terms of iconic Love Island stars who are now happily married including the likes of Olivia Attwood, producers are looking into cameo appearances so that they still involve fan favourites from the years gone by."
According to the Mail Online, the All Stars season is still in the process of finding single former Islanders to get on the show.
The outlet has listed Georgia Steel as reportedly being of keen interest for producers to get back onboard.
Responding to a comment on her Instagram in 2021, Megan Barton-Hanson told a fan she'd probably be up for appearing on an All Stars season if fellow former Islanders Maura Higgins and Rebecca Gormley joined her on it too.
Alas, Higgins told Goss.ie she had been approached to return by producers, but doesn't 'really want to go back in time' and has said 'no' to re-appearing on a Love Island show.
It may not be the typical Love Island-style season viewers know and love, but channeling a similar vibe to Perfect Match and Ex on the Beach by seeing the return of previous Islanders from not just the UK version, but reportedly US and Australian series too, it could bring a whole new level of drama to the villa.
A spokesperson for ITV told Tyla: "Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITVX in 2024."