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ITV is launching a 'Love Island' for the older generation

Dominic Smithers

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ITV is launching a 'Love Island' for the older generation

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The new series of Love Island has just kicked off, with a new batch of singletons heading to the villa to find love.

But with the popular dating show focusing on handsome and pretty twenty-somethings, ITV is set to launch a new show for the older generations.

Yep, if you've been keen to apply for a spot on the series in the past, but found yourself on the wrong side of 30, this could be the one for you.

Producers are looking for contestants for a new series that will allow 'vibrant single parents' to find that special someone.

The synopsis for the new show, which is called The Romance Retreat, says: "ITV1 are looking for vibrant single parents from across the UK who are in search of love, for a brand new dating show!

ITV is looking for older people to apply for its new dating series, The Romance Retreat. Credit: ITV
ITV is looking for older people to apply for its new dating series, The Romance Retreat. Credit: ITV

"This is the ONLY dating show where single parents can search for love, by spending time in a luxury retreat, where all the parents have been nominated by their grown up children."

So far that's all the information that we've got to give you.

But if you think this could be the perfect opportunity for your mum or dad, you've got until Friday 31 March 2023 at 23:59pm to apply, which you can do here.

But as I said earlier, before any of this gets going, we've got to get through the current series of Love Island first.

Taking the reins of the show for the South African edition is radio DJ Maya Jama, who was been passed the baton by the show's previous host Laura Whitmore, who had fronted the show since the tragic death of Caroline Flack.

But the new season didn't get off to the best start, with viewers spotting a fair few glitches during the opening episode.

The first hiccup occurred as this year's batch of contestants were introduced, with PE teacher Kai's big moment interrupted.

The first episode of Love Island didn't go as smoothly as it was hoped. Credit: ITV
The first episode of Love Island didn't go as smoothly as it was hoped. Credit: ITV

Viewers also watched on as their screens went completely black, leaving only the ITV2 logo on the screen.

Other's also claimed that they'd experienced some problems well into the first episode, missing some of the interactions between the Islanders as they met each other for the first time.

Needless to say, it didn't go down very well with people watching back at home.

Venting their anger online, one fan said: "Seriously sort this stupid glitch out man."

Another joked: "ITV don’t know how to handle Mayas presence on telly that’s why it’s glitching."

Trying to get through this episode when there's a glitch every 2 seconds," cried a third.

While someone else complained: "I’m fine….

"I just think it’s funny how the ads don’t glitch. But do you ITV. Do you?"

Topics: Love Island, Entertainment, TV And Film, Maya Jama

Dominic Smithers
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