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'Middle-Aged' Love Island Is Coming For Mums And Dads Looking For Love

Emma Guinness

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'Middle-Aged' Love Island Is Coming For Mums And Dads Looking For Love

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Love Island

Love Island might be famed for its young, attractive contestants, but if you've been craving a series with older people who are really looking to settle down, it is finally time.

Yes, the dating show Gods have heard our prayers and a middle-aged Love Island is actually going to happen and feature mums and dads looking for love! This year's Love Island has been hit with a lot of Ofcom complaints:

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The Love Island spin-off will feature single parents in their 40s and 50s who are set up by their kids at a retreat as they look for love.

The show will reportedly be called 'Your Mum, My Dad' - although this could change - and it's set to be hitting our screens at some point in 2023.

A source told The Sun : "Times change and the current generation in their 40s and 50s still care about how they look, are fit and healthy, into fashion and are ready to let their hair down.

"This show will give those who settled down young a second chance at love while they still feel in their prime."

According to the source, the new show will be a totally difference experience compared to Love Island as its contestants will 'know their minds' and are 'more adventurous'.

This year's Love Island has seen a contestant still in her teens - 19-year-old Gemma Owen, who has seemingly found love with 23-year-old Luca Bish.

Luca and Gemma on the terrace. Credit: Love Island / ITV
Luca and Gemma on the terrace. Credit: Love Island / ITV

Love Island 2022 might still be airing, but the behaviour of its young contestants has caused concern among charities like Women's Aid.

Following the Mad Movies episode which saw the islanders see their partners' apparent indiscretions for themselves, the charity said that it was in talks with the show about the drama that unfolded.

Women's Aid told The Metro: "At Women's Aid we are being tagged into a stream of Twitter posts, with viewers of Love Island highlighting the misogyny and controlling behaviour being shown on screen.

"This is clearly more than talking about any individual contestants, and a programme based around the formation of romantic relationships must have guidelines on what behaviour is acceptable and unacceptable in those relationships.

"We are talking to ITV, and they have shared with us information on their inclusion training, but what appears to be missing is specific information on abusive relationships and an understanding of controlling behaviour in relationships."

Tyla has reached out to ITV about the 'middle-aged' Love Island.

Topics: TV And Film, Love Island

Emma Guinness
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