Love Island viewers call for 'normal people' and 'no scripts' in future after 'worst season ever'
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The second winter Love Island series is coming to an end tonight and it seems many former fans of the once inescapable dating series can’t wait to see the back of it.
Viewers who have survived what has been dubbed the ‘worst season ever’ will tune in this evening (13 March) one last time to see which couple will be crowned the winners.
After Will Young and Jessie Wynter were dumped on Sunday, Maya Jama will return to the South African villa where Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan, Lana Jenkins and Ron Hall, Tom Clare and Samie Elishi and Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga have lived over the last few weeks.
In previous years, the Love Island finales have felt like unmissable TV moments on a massive scale – just look at last year’s where Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti were victorious.
But tonight, fans are sharing their wish lists for series 10.
Love Island obsessives – or at least the ones who are still around - are begging ITV to cast older contestants and singletons who haven’t been on other reality shows or striving to be influencers.
“I’ve not watched it for the 1st time ever,” one Facebook user commented. “Need normal people, no scripts, less stupid games & bring back them being able to drink! Much more.”
Another former fan lamented: “First one I’ve not watched and it was boring and I’ve watched every other before then.”
A third said: “Wish they would start putting [non] influencers in. Watched them all but this was the worst one yet.”
While a fourth viewer complained: “Boring. Need to mix up with few older people late 20’s early 30’s actually ready to settle down and ones that are not just looking for fame. Some down to earth people looking for love not fame. I hope Kai and Sannam win.”
As the flagship series for ITV2, the stakes are high to keep eyeballs glued to screens each series.
While Love Island hasn’t gone through many changes since the current version debuted back in 2015, there are signs that ITV is looking to make some changes in the future.
The summer version of Love Island will be back most likely in June and we know that the broadcaster is currently looking for people who are no longer twenty-somethings the chance to find love for another new series that will allow ‘vibrant single parents’ to find a partner.
It's set to be its own show titled The Romance Retreat rather than a series of Love Island, but the concept of the new show is pretty similar.
Instead of the villa, contestants will spend time in a ‘luxury retreat’ according to the official synopsis and if you think your mum or dad would be perfect for a primetime romance, you’ve got until Friday 31 March, 2023 at 23:59 to nominate them, which you can do here.
In the meantime, all our fingers are crossed in the hope that Love Island series 10 will just as addictive as the golden years!
Topics: Love Island, TV And Film, ITV, Maya Jama